Pennsylvania governor to sue NCAA
Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Corbett, said Tuesday he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Republican scheduled a Wednesday news conference on the Penn State campus in State College to announce the antitrust filing in US District Court in Harrisburg. The sanctions, which were agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants. The sanctions also included a four-year bowl game ban for the university’s marquee football program, reduced football scholarships, and the forfeiture of 112 wins . . . New Arkansas State coach Bryan Harsin has added Florida wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan to his offensive coaching staff. Harsin said Hamdan will serve as an offensive assistant coach. Hamdan will remain with No. 4 Florida as the Gators face No. 22 Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Marquette tops UConn in overtime
Junior Cadougan scored 18 points — including a buzzer-beating, tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation — to lead Marquette to an 82-76 overtime win over Connecticut at Milwaukee in the Big East Conference opener for both teams. Davante Gardner added 18 points off the bench for the Golden Eagles (10-3). Vander Blue scored 13 points as Marquette won its 17th in a row at home. Shabazz Napier tied his career high with 29 points and had eight rebounds for UConn (10-3, 0-1). Cadougan’s 3-pointer was the Golden Eagles’ first of the night after missing their first 14 . . . Will Clyburn scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half as Iowa State survived Yale’s upset bid and beat the Bulldogs, 80-70, in Ames, Iowa. Clyburn’s 3-point play fueled a 17-5 second-half run for the Cyclones (10-3). Jeremiah Kreisberg led Yale (4-10) with 16 points and Javier Duren scored 12 for the Bulldogs.
Report: Price, Rays reach $10m deal
Tampa Bay Rays lefthander David Price will see his salary more than double. The AL Cy Young Award winner and the Rays agreed to terms on a one-year contract to avoid arbitration, according to ESPN.com and the Tampa Bay Times. The Times reported that Price will be paid just more than $10 million, far exceeding the $4.35 million he made last year. Price, 27, was 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 31 starts . . . Free agent Brett Myers is getting a fresh ‘‘start’’ with the Cleveland Indians. The veteran righthander agreed to a one-year contract with a club option for 2014 with Cleveland, which will give him a chance to win a starting job after he pitched in relief last season for Houston and the White Sox. Myers’s deal is contingent on the 32-year-old passing a physical.
Rubio to miss Timberwolves’ trip
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not travel with the team for a two-game road trip to Utah and Denver this week because of back spasms. Rubio missed the game against Phoenix on Saturday after being unable to get his back loosened up. Coach Rick Adelman said the team is being cautious with Rubio, who is coming back from a torn ACL in his left knee. Rubio has played five games this season after making his debut the middle of last month. Rubio hopes to be ready to play at home on Saturday against Portland.
Venus, Isner lift US in Hopman Cup
The United States rallied past France, 2-1, with John Isner and Venus Williams capturing the decisive mixed doubles to win a second straight series at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. France won the opening singles when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overwhelmed Isner, 6-3, 6-2. Williams then tied it after trailing by a set and 4-1 to defeat Mathilde Johansson, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. The Americans won the mixed doubles 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 10-8, by taking six of the last seven points in the match tiebreaker . . . Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International because of an injured right collarbone that left her unable to serve. She said she didn’t want to aggravate the injury with the Australian Open two weeks away. Also out in Brisbane is 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who lost, 6-4, 7-5, to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over 44th-ranked Alize Cornet . . . Top-seeded David Ferrer rallied to defeat qualifier Dustin Brown, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the Qatar Open . Fifth-seeded Jeremy Chardy was beaten by qualifier Daniel Brands, 6-4, 6-4. Lukas Rosol beat eighth-seeded Pablo Andujar, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Lukasz Kubot topped seventh-seeded Feliciano Lopez, 6-4, 6-2 . . . . . . Top-seeded Li Na opened her Shenzhen Open campaign with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Mandy Minella . Sixth-seeded Peng Shuai swept past Ayumi Morita , 6-1, 6-1, and Zhou Yi-miao , a lucky loser who made the draw when third-seeded Jelena Jankovic withdrew, defeated American qualifier Jessica Pegula , 6-4, 6-2. . . . Kikkan Randall of the US and Finn Haagen Krogh of Norway won cross-country races at the Tour de Ski in Val Mustair, Switzerland. Randall finished more than 50 meters ahead of Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg of Norway . . . Felix Neureuther of Germany rode the support of the home crowd to win a World Cup parallel slalom in Munich. None of the three Americans — Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso — made it past the quarterfinals at Olympic Park. Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia upset overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia to win the women’s race . . . The Los Angeles Galaxy signed Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, 39, from English Premier League club Tottenham.