Florida State must pay offensive coordinator

Jimbo Fisher

$2.5 million if he is not hired to replace

Bobby Bowden

, 78, as head coach in three years. However, Fisher would have to pay an equal amount to leave before then.

Florida State released Fisher's contract yesterday after the West Virginia native was mentioned in published reports as a potential candidate to take over for

Rich Rodriguez

as Mountaineers coach.

Rodriguez left West Virginia to take over at Michigan.


Tyler Hansbrough

was listed as probable for North Carolina's game tomorrow night against Nicholls State after he suffered a concussion during Sunday's victory at Rutgers.

Hansbrough was injured while taking a charge from

Earl Pettis

with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the Tar Heels' 93-71 victory. The back of Hansbrough's head hit a television cameraman's knee and then the bottom of the basket support.

Stanford basketball forward

Brook Lopez

regained his academic eligibility, clearing him to return to competition. He had missed nine games for the Cardinal (8-1).

Lopez and his 7-foot twin,


, are sophomores who played key roles last season. Brook Lopez averaged 12.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25 minutes last season, earning him Pac-10 all-freshman honors.

Penn State's

Geary Claxton

was named the Big Ten men's basketball player of the week. The Nittany Lions'

Tyra Grant

won the women's honor.

Widener senior cornerback

Orlando Brown

earned honorable mention on D3Football.com's all-American team.

Washington football coach

Tyrone Willingham

fired defensive coordinator

Kent Baer

and tight ends coach

Bob Simmons

. The Huskies went 4-9 this season.


Brazil midfielder


captured FIFA's world player of the year award.

The Milan playmaker received 1,047 points, ahead of


with 504 and

Cristiano Ronaldo

with 426 in a vote by national team captains and managers. The three were picked as finalists from a list of 30 candidates.

On the women's side,


of Brazil captured the award with 988 points, ahead of

Birgit Prinz

of Germany with 507 and


of Brazil with 150.

Houston Dynamo head coach

Dominic Kinnear

, who led his team to back-to-back MLS championships, received a contract extension through 2010.

Kinnear has a 53-30-41 record, including a 15-8-7 mark last season.

High schools

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association is having second thoughts about inviting

Roger Clemens

to its annual session next month after allegations in the Mitchell Report that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used steroids.

Jim Long

, president of the association, said his group plans on holding an executive meeting today to decide if Clemens will remain as one of its presenters in Waco. It is the country's largest high school baseball coaches' association, Long said.

Clemens had been scheduled for the last eight months to talk about pitching and "what he did on a daily basis that kept him in shape," Long said.