CHICAGO (AP) -- After leading the Alouettes to a pair of Grey Cup titles in his five seasons as coach in Montreal, Marc Trestman is getting a chance to duplicate his Canadian Football league success in the NFL. The former offensive coordinator for the Browns, 49ers, Cardinals and Raiders is replacing the fired Lovie Smith on the Chicago Bears sideline.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A week after signing on as Chargers general manager, Tom Telesco has hired Mike McCoy to replace Norv Turner as San Diego's coach. McCoy spent the last three seasons as offensive coordinator for the AFC West-rival Denver Broncos, who were eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP that veteran reliever Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals have reached agreement pending a physical on a $28 million, two-year contract that includes $14 million in deferred money. The person says Soriano's contract contains a $14 million option for 2015 that would become guaranteed if he finishes at least 120 games over the next two seasons.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) faces a difficult third-round test at the Australian Open after winning her second straight match in Melbourne without dropping a game. The four-time Grand Slam title winner will face seven-time Grand Slam titleholder and 25th seed Venus Williams, who advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alize Cornet (uh-LEEZ' kohr-NAY').
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) raced past 20-year-old American Ryan Harrison 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in today's second-round play at the Australian Open. The Serb is a three-time defending champion at the year's first major.
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