College football BC’s Amidon, Clancy on all-ACC team
Five Boston College players — wide receiver Alex Amidon, linebacker Nick Clancy, tackle Emmett Cleary, punter Gerald Levano, and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis — earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in voting released Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Amidon and Clancy earned first-team recognition, Cleary second-team honors, and Levano and Pierre-Louis each were honorable mentions. Amidon, a junior, set school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210), while ranking 11th in the nation in receiving yards per game (100.8). Clancy, a senior, ranked third in the nation in tackles (145) and tackles per game (12.1) . . . Addressing reports that his name had surfaced as a candidate for the vacant Tennessee job, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said, “I love the job I have and the people I work for, so I’ll try and keep it another year.’’ Stoops, 52, is in his 14th season coaching the 12th-ranked Sooners . . . No. 5 Florida probably will be without linebacker Jelani Jenkins for the Gators’ bowl game, expected to be the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Jenkins broke a bone in his right foot during Saturday’s 37-26 win at Florida State and had surgery Monday . . . Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst dismissed redshirt freshman defensive back Stephen Williams from the team for disciplinary reasons two days after he was charged with assaulting a woman who said she was his girlfriend . . . SMU accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve in Honolulu . . . San Diego State accepted a bid to play in the Poinsetta Bowl on Dec. 20 against Brigham Young in San Diego.
College basketball Withey’s triple-double powers Kansas
Jeff Withey had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and a school-record 12 blocks for only the second official triple-double in Kansas history to lead the 10th-ranked Jayhawks (5-1) to a 70-57 victory over San Jose State (2-3) in Lawrence, Kan. James Kinney scored 30 points for the Spartans. Kansas didn’t keep records for blocked shots during the 1950s, when Wilt Chamberlain was scoring and rebounding at a prolific pace . . . Louisville center Gorgui Dieng will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken left wrist. Dieng was injured Friday during the Cardinals’ win over Missouri in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas . . . Guard P.J. Hairston will not play for 14th-ranked North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge after he suffered a sprained left knee during practice . . . Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon indefinitely suspended guard Trey Zeigler, who apologized for being charged with drunken driving after police said he was found passed out behind the wheel early Sunday . . . Stanford remained No. 1 in the Associated Press women’s poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.
MLS eyes another New York franchise
MLS commissioner Don Garber said the league is at ‘‘the finish line’’ in negotiations with New York City to acquire land to build a stadium in Queens that would become home for the league’s 20th team in 2016. He also said the New York Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, N.J., don’t have the right to block a second team in the area . . . Sporting Kansas City had four players on the Best XI all-star squad, including midfielder and MVP candidate Graham Zusi, defenders Matt Besler and Aurélien Collin, and goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen. Also named were forwards Thierry Henry (New York), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles), and Chris Wondolowski (San Jose); midfielders Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles), and Chris Pontius (D.C. United); and defenseman Victor Bernardez (San Jose) . . . Chicago Fire defender Cory Gibbs, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last spring, retired after a 12-year career.
Kings’ Brooks is fined $25,000 by NBA
Sacramento guard Aaron Brooks was fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands immediately following the Kings’ 104-102 road loss to Utah on Friday . . . The IOC will hold hearings in December for the five athletes whose doping samples came back positive in retests from the 2004 Athens Olympics, the final step that could lead to the stripping of several medals. IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist said the hearings will determine whether the athletes should be disqualified retroactively and have any medals revoked. Ivan Tskikhan of Belarus, who won the silver medal in the hammer throw in Athens, was identified by the Belarus Olympic Committee as among those caught in the retests. He was sent home from the London Games. The IOC has not identified the other athletes involved, but German public broadcaster ARD identified them as shot put gold medalist Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine and three bronze medalists — women’s shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia, discus thrower Irina Yatchenko of Belarus, and weightlifter Oleg Perepechenov of Russia.