Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson got his Christmas wish.

Two days after hinting on Twitter for a new deal, Wilson said the team had given him an extension.

" '[Santa Claus] came! He came!' Remember saying that as a little kid? Well he did: I got a new Red Ryder BB gun and a contract extension!" Wilson tweeted Sunday morning.

The team did not immediately respond to an Associated Press e-mail seeking confirmation. Wilson tweeted Friday that what he wanted for Christmas was a new contract from general manager Brian Burke.

The 56-year-old Wilson is in the final season of a four-year contract.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Southern Mississippi's 24-17 win over Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl in Honolulu on Saturday night gave the No. 22 Golden Eagles a school record 12th victory.

Quarterback Austin Davis overcame a shaky start for the Conference USA champions (12-2) to throw two touchdowns, including a 4-yarder late in the game. He had just 59 yard passing at halftime and finished 18 of 41 for 165 yards.

"It wasn't his best game, but he did enough to help us win this football game," said Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora, who is leaving after four seasons to take over at North Carolina.

With Davis in check, the Golden Eagles relied on their defense, holding Nevada running back Lampford Mark to 21 yards in the second half. Mark finished with 183 yards rushing for the Wolf Pack (7-6).

SOCCER: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he will resist calls for his club, second in the Premier League, to go on a spending spree during the January transfer window.

Going into Monday's traditional Boxing Day matches, the defending champs are two points behind Manchester City, which has considerably outspent its rival.

Though United has debts of around $718 million, Ferguson says cash will be made available by owner Malcolm Glazer if required. Glazer also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

- Staff and wire reports