Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license but remains eligible to play in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina.
Jahad Thomas, a senior running back at Elizabeth (N.J.) High, gave an oral commitment to play football at Temple. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder will join Elizabeth quarterback and close friend P.J. Walker as members of the Owls' 2013 recruiting class. Thomas and Walker both made official visits to North Broad Street last weekend.
Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, became the first freshman to be voted the Associated Press player of the year.
LACROSSE: The Wings picked up a goaltender from the Washington Stealth, trading a 2013 third-round draft pick for Kevin Croswell.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound stopper from Peterborough, Ontario, appeared in three games for the Stealth, posting a 1-2 record with a 9.60 goals-against average and a .789 save percentage.
GOLF: Colin Montgomerie was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame by the slimmest of margins. Montgomerie and Ken Schofield, head of the European Tour for nearly 30 years, were announced as the latest inductees.
WNBA: Two-time WNBA coach of the year Mike Thibault became the head coach and general manager of the Washington Mystics. He replaces Trudi Lacey.
CYCLING: Lance Armstrong was stripped of a prestigious BBC award in the wake of the doping scandal that cost the American cyclist his seven Tour de France titles and smeared his reputation. Armstrong won the British broadcaster's Overseas Sports Personality of the Year prize in 2003 after capturing his final Tour victory.
SOCCER: The U.S. men's team will open its 2013 schedule with an exhibition game against Canada at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium on Jan. 29.
Barcelona said Argentine forward Lionel Messi, the three-time world player of the year, signed a new contract through 2018.
BOXING: Cuban authorities said Olympic silver medalist boxer Arnaldo Mesa, 46, died Monday, several days after he was hospitalized for a stroke.