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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis (JAYM'-ihs) Winston says it is completed.
State Attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow afternoon to announce his findings in the December 2012 incident.
Meggs has said he wanted to make sure prosecutors completed a thorough investigation before making a final decision. He has also said several times that it's up to prosecutors to determine whether there is a "reasonable" chance of conviction.
Winston is the leading candidate for the Heisman after leading the Seminoles to the No. 1 ranking. Many voters are waiting to see whether Winston will be charged with a crime before casting their ballots by Monday's deadline.
A lawyer for Winston has suggested that the star quarterback and the accuser had consensual sex, but the victim's family has accused the 19-year-old of rape.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Zach Mettenberger has played his final game at LSU.
The Tigers quarterback will undergo surgery on his left knee, making him unavailable for the team's bowl game. Mettenberger was injured while throwing a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of LSU's win over Arkansas last Friday.
Mettenberger had been widely projected as an early round draft choice. He passed for 3,082 yards and 22 touchdowns this season.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Chuck Martin has received a five-year contract to try to restore Miami of Ohio's football program.
Notre Dame's offensive coordinator takes over a team that went 0-12 this year, only Miami's fourth winless season since 1900. The RedHawks are 8-28 over the last three seasons.
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Grambling State has named current McNeese State tight ends coach Broderick Fobbs as the Tigers' next head coach.
Grambling wrapped up a school-worst 1-11 season with a 40-17 loss to Southern in the Bayou Classic last Saturday. The Tigers had three head coaches in a season defined by a midseason player walkout that forced the cancellation of Jackson State's homecoming game in October.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 for interfering with a play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving. The NFL also says that it will consider docking Pittsburgh a draft pick "because the conduct affected a play on the field." The fine is the second largest ever handed out to an NFL coach.
In the third quarter of the Ravens' 22-20 win last Thursday, Tomlin was standing on the restricted white border between the sideline and field during Jacoby Jones' kickoff return. Jones had to swerve to avoid colliding with the coach and was tackled after a 73-yard return that might have gone for a touchdown if not for the obstruction. Tomlin briefly stepped onto the field before he jumped back.
He was not penalized during the game for the rule violation.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the club is still awaiting word on any possible discipline coming for cornerback Brandon Browner, who might return to practice this week.
Carroll says Browner has progressed quicker than expected from a groin injury suffered in Week 10 at Atlanta. But as for a possible suspension, Carroll said the team has no idea when word might be coming from the NFL.
LONDON (AP) -- Pro football fans in the east will now be able to enjoy something those on the west coast have had for years, an NFL game Sunday morning.
The NFL has announced that the game between the Falcons and Lions next season in London will start at 1:30 p.m. local time, or 9:30 a.m. in the east. That said, the change means the game will now start at 6:30 a.m. in the western states.
The league says the switch will make it easier for a large global audience to tune in, and create an unprecedented fourth game window for American viewers that Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have apparently solved their problem of having a reliable closer. The American League Central champs have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Joe Nathan on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Detroit's bullpen was unsettled for much of last season. Joaquin Benoit (wah-KEEN' behn-WAH') eventually performed well as the closer, but he is now a free agent. Nathan was with the Rangers last season.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox and Paul Konerko (kuh-NER'-koh) have agreed on a one-year, $2.5 million contract. The 36-year old is a six-time American League All-Star. Acquired from Cincinnati in 1998, Konerko ranks second on the franchise list to Frank Thomas in homers and RBIs. He dealt with a back issue last season and batted .244 with just 12 homers and 54 RBIs.
BOSTON (AP) -- The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski (peer-ZIHN'-skee) to a one-year contract. He replaces the departed Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ah) in the Boston lineup. Pierzynski and Ross will both be 37 next season. Saltalamacchia recently agreed to a contract with Miami.
Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season with Texas. In 13-plus seasons with the Twins, Giants, White Sox and Rangers, Pierzynski is a .283 batter with 172 homers and 800 RBIs.
UNDATED (AP) -- The annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge continues tonight and there are three games involving ranked schools. A breakdown of those games shows top-ranked Michigan State at home to North Carolina while No. 5 Ohio State is hosting Maryland and eighth-ranked Wisconsin is at Virginia.
In games last night involving ranked Big Ten/ACC schools, fourth-ranked Syracuse beat Indiana 69-52 and tenth-ranked Duke stopped Michigan 79-69.
The rest of tonight's Top-25 schedule has seventh-ranked Louisville home to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 14th-ranked Villanova hosting Pennsylvania and No. 25 Dayton home to Delaware State.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be out four to six weeks with a broken left hand.
Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during Tuesday night's game at Dallas. He is averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game this season, shooting 50 percent from the field.
UNDATED (AP) -- The NBA has a game tonight in Mexico City as the Spurs travel south to face the Timberwolves. San Antonio comes in having won eight of 10 with a record of 15-3.
The top two teams in the Northwest Division are squaring off tonight as Oklahoma City plays at Portland. The visiting Thunder have won eight straight and are 13-3 while the first place Blazers are 15-3, a game up on the visitors.
The winningest team in the NBA is Indiana and the Pacers are on the road for a game in Salt Lake City against the Jazz this evening. The Pacers start the day with a record of 16-2.
After beating the Heat in Miami last night the Pistons remain on the road for a game tonight in Milwaukee. The Pistons, who have won two straight, didn't have a lot of problems with the Heat, winning 107-97.
L.A.'s Clippers have won their last seven games and enter tonight's game in Atlanta with a record of 12-6. The Clips have won seven of 10 and are in first place in the Pacific Division.
The remaining games tonight have the Nuggets playing the Cavaliers in Cleveland, Houston at home to Phoenix and Dallas at New Orleans.
UNDATED (AP) -- There are only three games on the NHL schedule this evening. Two of the top three clubs in the Atlantic Division are in action and with a win each can move within a point of first place Boston. In Detroit the Red Wings are facing the Flyers with an eye on closing in on the Bruins while Montreal is at New Jersey. Both the Wings and Canadiens start the night with 35 points, three back of the Bruins.
The Wings face a real challenge as three top players are out of action. Henrik Zetterberg is out at least two weeks with a back injury while fellow center Pavel Datsyuk (PAH'-vuhl DAT'-sook) remains out because of a concussion and Todd Bertuzzi has a shoulder injury.
The final game this evening features Calgary playing host to Phoenix.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Goalie Henrik Lundqvist has agreed to a contract extension with the New York Rangers. The 31-year-old has been a Vezina (VEH'-zih-nuh) Trophy finalist as the NHL's top goaltender in five of his eight seasons, winning the award in 2012.
Lundqvist has a 284-182-57 career record with a 2.26 goals-against average and 47 shutouts. He was a seventh-round draft pick by the Rangers in 2000 and made his NHL debut in 2005.