Roy undergoes knee surgery — again
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy will miss at least the next month after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday. Roy has had six other operations on his knees. He has missed the last four games and did not practice last week. Roy, 27, retired in December 2011 because of a degenerative condition in his knees, but decided to make a comeback this season, signing a two-year, $10 million contract. . . Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger. Irving fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas . . . The Charlotte Bobcats announced that forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss approximately two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg. No surgery will be needed. Thomas suffered the injury during Saturday night’s loss to Memphis.
Stanford, not UConn, is women’s No. 1
Stanford edged Connecticut for the top spot in the Associated Press women’s poll, receiving 21 first-place votes while the Huskies had 17 to remain second. Stanford jumped up from No. 4 after ending a 42-game winning streak by then-No. 1 Baylor Friday night. The Bears slipped to third . . . Indiana remained at No. 1 in the men’s AP poll, earning 46 first-place votes. The Hoosiers are followed by Louisville (19 first-place votes), Ohio State, Michigan, and Duke.
Winningest coach Gagliardi retires
John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history, announced his retirement from Division 3 St. John’s University in Minnesota. The 86-year-old Gagliardi spent six decades at the school. He retires with a record of 489-138-11 (.775 winning percentage) and surpassed Eddie Robinson for the career coaching victories record in 2003, winning four national titles along the way . . . Florida State senior All-America defensive end Brandon Jenkins decided not to take a medical hardship, opting to move on to the NFL. Jenkins suffered a season-ending foot injury in the Seminoles’ opener against Murray State.
Miami self-imposes postseason ban
Miami officials said that the university decided to self-impose a postseason ban for the second straight year, ending any chance of the Hurricanes playing in either the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game or a bowl. The decision was made with regard to the ongoing NCAA investigation into the school’s compliance practices. The inquiry began in 2011 after a former booster went public with allegations that he provided dozens of athletes and recruits with benefits such as cash and gifts . . . Minnesota coach Jerry Kill defended a forceful rebuke of leading receiver A.J. Barker that led to the player’s departure from the program, saying he had to discipline the player for a confrontation with the team’s training staff. Barker quit the team on Sunday and accused Kill of manipulative and borderline abusive behavior. Kill rejected the accusations.
Selig approves Marlins-Jays megadeal
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approved the Miami Marlins’ trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, sending shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck, and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto for shortstop Yunel Escobar and prospects . . . The New England Revolution signed midfielder Kalifa Cisse on a free transfer from English Championship side Bristol City . . . David Beckham announced that the MLS Cup on Dec. 1 will be his final game with the Los Angeles Galaxy . . . Gisela Dulko, 27, of Argentina retired from tennis, finishing her career with four singles titles and 17 in doubles.