KWBG Sports for January 17th

Posted on 17 January 2013 by KWBG

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears have filled their head coaching vacancies. Chip Kelly heads to the Eagles after going 46-7 in four years at Oregon. The Bears hired Marc Trestman, who won two CFL championships in five years with the Montreal Alouettes.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – A story that Notre Dame Heisman finalist Manti Te’o’s (MAN’-ty TAY’-owz) girlfriend had died of leukemia turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker. The university says someone using a fictitious name “apparently ingratiated herself” with Te’o, then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had died of leukemia. T’eo says he developed an emotional relationship with a woman he met online and maintained that relationship through computers and phones.

UNDATED (AP) – The Washington Nationals have agreed to send Michael Morse to Seattle as part of a three-team deal that would move catcher John Jaso (JAY’-soh) from the Mariners to the Athletics and pitcher A.J. Cole from Oakland to the Nationals. Morse hit .291 with 18 home runs and 62 RBIs for the Nationals in an injury-plagued season, playing mostly as an outfielder. Jaso, 29, batted .276 with 10 homers and 50 RBIs but became expendable when Seattle signed Raul Ibanez to be its designated hitter.

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has undergone surgery on his left hip and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. The Yankees also worked out a one-year, $7.15 million contract with Phil Hughes, a raise of $3.75 million. Hughes went 16-13 last year, two seasons after winning 18 games.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Defending women’s champ Victoria Azarenka (az-ah-REHN’-kah) and third seed Venus Williams were among the second-round winners during Day 4 at the Australian Open. No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki also has advanced. Men’s third seed Andy Murray won his second-round match in straight sets, as did No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Roger Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko.

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