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Sports in Brief: No surprise as Bradford is AP player of the year

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, who already owned the Davey O'Brien Award and Heisman Trophy, was named college football player of the year by the Associated Press yesterday.

Oklahoma quarterback

Sam Bradford

, who already owned the Davey O'Brien Award and Heisman Trophy, was named college football player of the year by the Associated Press yesterday.

The sophomore will lead the Sooners against Florida in the national championship game on Jan. 8.

In winning the award, Bradford beat out the same two quarterbacks he did for the Heisman,

Colt McCoy

of Texas and

Tim Tebow

of Florida.

Bradford, who tore ligaments in the thumb on his left (nonthrowing) hand during a win over Oklahoma State on Nov. 29, played despite the injury on Dec. 6 as the Sooners routed Missouri in the Big Twelve title game.

He underwent surgery the next day.

Washington has postponed its men's basketball game against Lehigh scheduled for tonight because of the wintry weather that is slamming the Pacific Northwest. The teams hope to reschedule.

Princeton will honor longtime coach

Pete Carril

by naming the floor at Jadwin Gymnasium in his honor.

Carril Court will be dedicated on Feb. 21 as Princeton plays Dartmouth.

Carril coached at Princeton for 29 seasons, winning 13 Ivy League championships. He compiled a record of 514-263 and took Princeton to 11 NCAA tournaments and two National Invitation Tournaments.

Carril was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

An Oct. 19 fight that briefly landed Michigan State hockey player

A.J. Sturges

in the hospital with a head injury will lead to charges against two Spartans football players.

According to court documents in East Lansing, Mich., freshman running back

Glenn Winston

will face three counts of misdemeanor aggravated assault, while freshman defensive back

Mitchell White

will be charged with a misdemeanor.

Purdue women's basketball coach

Sharon Versyp

said sophomore

Keshia Mosley

plans to transfer to another school before the spring semester.

Mosley was suspended indefinitely in October for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Pro basketball

Boston Celtics forward

Glen "Big Baby" Davis

will sit out at least one more game after a car accident Sunday on the Mass Pike left him with a concussion and whiplash.

Davis, who missed the Celtics game against the New York Knicks that night, will not play tonight against the visiting 76ers.

The Denver Nuggets said star forward

Carmelo Anthony

would sit out the three games with a sore right elbow.

Anthony, who will miss Friday's game against the 76ers, has been hampered by the injury since training camp. "Right now is the best timing," Anthony said before Denver's game with Portland.

Auto racing

Just a month removed from his first NASCAR championship but hampered by the economic crisis, owner

Bill Davis

has sold his NASCAR race team and engine company.

Mike Held,

a California businessman, and

Marty Gaunt,

vice president at Bill Davis Racing, bought out the veteran owner.

Davis, who has been in NASCAR for more than 20 years, lost his Sprint Cup Series sponsor and has been unable to secure funding for 2009.


Columbus Blue Jackets center

Derick Brassard

, who is leading all NHL rookies in points, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated shoulder that will require surgery.

Assistant coach

Robert Warzycha

has been promoted to head coach of the Major League Soccer champion Columbus Crew.