PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Eagles will interview Lovie Smith for their coaching vacancy tomorrow. Smith was fired after nine seasons with the Bears. He led Chicago to three division titles and one NFC championship but lost his job after the team went 3-5 following a 7-1 start and missed the playoffs.
IRVING, Texas (AP) – Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has undergone successful surgery on his broken left index finger after postponing the procedure for the final three games of the season. Bryant decided to play through the injury because the Cowboys were still in playoff contention. Bryant broke the finger in the fourth quarter at Cincinnati on Dec. 9 and caught a game-changing touchdown pass after the injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Adam LaRoche (luh-ROHSH’) has signed a two-year deal to stay with the Washington Nationals. The 33-year old’s pact includes a mutual option for a third year. LaRoche had been looking for a three-year deal after hitting .271 with 33 homers and 100 RBI’s last season.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) – Dustin Johnson has extended his own winning streak by shooting a final round 5-under-68 to win the season-opening Tournament of Champions by four shots over defending champ Steve Stricker. Johnson’s victory now makes it six straight years in which he’s won at least once. He also has won the last three 54-hole events that were reduced to three rounds due to weather.
NEW YORK (AP) – NHL owners will gather in New York today to vote on the tentative labor agreement reached with the union last weekend. A majority of players also must approve the deal for hockey to return to the ice. If there are no snags, ratification could be finished by Saturday and training camps can open Sunday before a 48-game regular season is expected to begin on Jan. 19.