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Last Update on November 28, 2014 06:36 GMT


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.


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.


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 05:54 GMT


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. It's unclear how many teams might be interested in Rice with only about a month left in the regular season.

The National Organization for Women again called for Goodell's resignation and an independent investigation into the NFL's response to domestic violence incidents.


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.

In other NFL news:

-- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald practiced on a limited basis and coach Bruce Arians says the eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver's participation will be a game-time decision Sunday in Atlanta. The Pro Bowl receiver sprained his left MCL two weeks ago.


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.


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.


UNDATED (AP) -- Marreese Speights (muh-REES' spaytz) scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 106-101 for their eighth straight win. Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry finished with 26 points and Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors, who are 13-2 in the young NBA season.

In other NBA action:

-- Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder steamrolled the Knicks 105-78. Westbrook was injured in the second game of the season and hadn't played since. He returned in grand fashion, making 12 of 17 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, and adding eight assists and seven rebounds in just 23 minutes.

---- Tony Parker had 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-104 in their second straight victory without Gregg Popovich, who missed his second straight game following a recent undisclosed minor medical procedure.

-- Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 24 points and David West had 18 points in his first game of the season to lead Indiana to a 98-83 win over Orlando. West had missed the first 18 games with an ankle injury.

-- Ersan Ilyasova (eel-yah-SOH'-vah) scored 22 points and Jared Dudley added 16 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the slumping Detroit Pistons 104-88. The Pistons have lost seven in a row.

-- Monta Ellis hit for 30 in the Dallas Mavericks' 106-102 victory over Atlantic Division-leading Toronto. Chandler Parsons added 16 for the Mavs.

-- Blake Griffin had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Jamal Crawford added 21 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers coast to a 102-85 win over Houston.

-- 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.

-- Jeff Teague scored 26 points, DeMarre Carroll added 19 and the Atlanta Hawks held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-91.

-- Arron Afflalo (AHF'-ah-loh) hit for 22 points in the Denver Nuggets' 122-97 win over Phoenix.


UNDATED (AP) -- Martin St. Louis (mahr-TAN' san loo-EE') reached 1,000 career points with a goal and an assist in the New York Rangers' 3-0 win at Philadelphia. Cam Talbot stopped 26 shots as the Rangers blanked the Flyers for the second time in nine days. New York improved to 10-8-4 and dropped the Flyers to 1-6-1 in their last eight games.

In other hockey:

-- The Carolina Hurricanes earned a rare road win by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. Nathan Gerbe's (GEHR'-beez) power-play goal broke a third period tie. The `Canes are 3-9-and-2 on the road this season.

-- Gustav Nyquist scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied for a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils.

-- Boston rallied for a 2-1 overtime win over Winnipeg. Dougie Hamilton's goal at 3:39 of OT ended it.

-- Buffalo got a power-play goal from Matt Moulson with 1:18 left to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over Montreal.

-- Washington outscored the New York Islanders 5-2. Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH'-kin) scored the go-ahead goal, his 12th of the season.

-- Chicago beat Anaheim 5-1. Patrick Kane scored two goals and Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist.

-- Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 4:20 of overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3.

-- Vancouver blanked Columbus 5-0. Ryan Miller gets his second straight shutout with 31 saves.

---- Minnesota beats Dallas 5-4 in overtime. Marco Scandella's goal in OT won it.

---- Jimmy Hayes scored the winning goal to lift the Florida Panthers over the Ottawa Senators 3-2.


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