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Last Update on November 28, 2014 06:36 GMT

ORIOLES-NAVARRO

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Infielder Rey Navarro and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract.

The 24-year-old spent last season with Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville in Cincinnati's organization. His deal calls for a $550,000 salary in majors and $150,000 in minors, with $75,000 guaranteed.

Navarro was selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2007 amateur draft and has a .265 batting average over eight minor league seasons.

Also on Wednesday, the Orioles obtained left-hander Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Barnes pitched in 28 games for Triple-A Columbus this year and was 0-1 with one save and a 5.20 ERA for Cleveland in 22 relief appearances in 2012 and `13.

FIFA-INVESTIGATIONS

GENEVA (AP) -- Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names Thursday to The Associated Press after the five were identified in European media reports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the FIFA probe is confidential.

The current FIFA board members under investigation are FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar of Spain, Michel D'Hooghe of Belgium and Worawi Makudi of Thailand.

The others are German great Franz Beckenbauer and Harold Mayne-Nicholls. Beckenbauer was a FIFA voter when Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar secured the 2022 tournament. Mayne-Nicholls inspected the bids for FIFA.

SAN DIEGO-XAVIER

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Stainbrook was in the thick of things, scoring 14 points with nine rebounds and dishing eight assists as Xavier defeated San Diego 82-71 in the Wooden Legacy tournament Thursday.

The Musketeers (5-0) rallied past San Diego (3-2) early and shot 58 percent -- 29 of 50 with 10 3-pointers. Xavier also scored 14 of 21 foul shots to just five for the Toreros.

Trevon Bluiett scored 17 for Xavier.

San Diego led by six early before Stainbrook scored three straight baskets in a 9-0 run as Xavier caught up. Stainbrook also dished to Jalen Reynolds for a dunk and fed Brandon Randolph on a 3-pointer as the Musketeers shot into the lead, 39-31 by halftime.

He was also active during a 9-6 rally after halftime, hitting a jumper and assisting Remy Abell and Bluiett for 3-pointers.

Johnny Dee scored 20 for San Diego.

Xavier plays UTEP Friday; San Diego meets Princeton.

National Sports News

Last Update on November 29, 2014 02:31 GMT

T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 12 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State.

Arizona needed to beat its biggest rival and have Stanford knock off No. 9 UCLA to win the Pac-12 South.

The Cardinal took care of that part by rolling over the Bruins 31-10. The Wildcats handled their end with a stream of big plays and a final defensive stand.

Arizona moves on to face No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium in the Bay Area.

In top-25 finals:

-- -- Kevin Hogan passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and Stanford crushed No. 9 UCLA's hopes for the Pac-12 South title and a College Football Playoff spot with a 31-10 victory over the Bruins.

-- Newcomer Missouri is going to the SEC championship for the second straight year. Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 left and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory over Arkansas.

-- Brandon Doughty threw a Conference USA-record eight touchdown passes to lead Western Kentucky to a 67-66 overtime win over previously unbeaten and No. 19-ranked Marshall. Doughty's last scoring pass was followed by a game-winning 2-point conversion pass to Willie McNeal. Marshall's Rakeem Cato had seven touchdown passes but threw four interceptions. Marshall dropped to 11-1 and likely lost its chance to earn a place in the New Year's bowls.

-- Will Conant booted a 39-yard field goal as time expired after backup quarterback Nate Romine completed a long pass to help Air Force upset No. 21 Colorado State 27-24. That ends the Rams' nine-game winning streak.

T25 FOOTBALL-OHIO STATE-PLAYER MISSING

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A search is underway for Ohio State defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge, whose family has reported him missing. The 22-year-old left his apartment, then uncharacteristically missed two practices and didn't check in.

Sophia Karageorge says her brother apparently was upset, and roommates say he went for a walk, dressed in all black.

His sister says he didn't take his wallet or motorcycle. She says he has a history of sports-related concussions, including one a month ago. The family is concerned that he might have become disoriented.

NFL-RAY RICE APPEAL

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ray Rice can play football again, as soon as he finds a new team.

The Ravens running back has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones decided commissioner Roger Goodell's (guh-DEHLZ') demonstrated abuse of discretion by altering Rice's two-game suspension after video surfaced of him punching his fiancee, who's now his wife. Jones ordered the suspension vacated immediately, allowing Rice to sign with any NFL team.

Rice was released by the Ravens before Goodell extended the suspension.

NFL-BROWNS-MANZIEL

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') says he tried to avoid an altercation with a fan who was "very aggressive" when the Browns quarterback was approached in the lobby of his apartment building last week. Speaking for the first time since the incident, Manziel says Chris Gonos was "very intoxicated" when he confronted the quarterback. Police responded to the 2:30 a.m. skirmish.

According to a police report, Chris Gonos told police he was assaulted by "Johnny Football and his entourage."

Manziel didn't have any marks on his face and would not say if he threw any punches. He added he does not have an entourage.

NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and Derrick Rose added 21 as Chicago rallied for a 109-102 win over Boston. The Bulls outscored the Celtics 24-11 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. Pau Gasol (POW guh-SAWL') scored 15 to go with 15 rebounds while Joakim (JOH'-kihm) Noah had 15 points and 14 boards for Chicago. Jared Sullinger had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who have lost six of seven.

T25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Tournament MVP Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures, and the second-ranked Badgers beat Oklahoma 69-56 on Friday to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship. Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 for the 7-0 Badgers.

Kaminsky grabbed eight rebounds and Jackson handed out eight assists for the Badgers.

In top 25 finals:

-- No. 11 Kansas got 24 points from Perry Ellis in an 82-67 win over Tennessee in the Orlando Classic semifinal. The Jayhawks improved to 4-1, marking the 10th time they've started with that record or better in coach Bill Self's 12 seasons with the program.

-- No. 16 Ohio State topped James Madison 73-56 as D'Angelo Russell scored 14 points and Sam Thompson added 13. Amir Williams had seven points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes.

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