SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame officials say a story about Manti Te'o's (MAN'-ty TAY'-ohz) girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker. The school said someone using a fictitious name "apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia." The university issued a news release today after Deadspin.com reported it could find no record that Lennay Kekua ever existed.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears have filled their head coaching vacancies. Chip Kelly heads to the Eagles after going 46-7 in four years at Oregon. The Bears hired Marc Trestman, who won two CFL championships in five years with the Montreal Alouettes.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has undergone surgery on his left hip and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. The Yankees also announced that Phil Hughes has agreed to a one-year package worth $7.15 million, more than twice his salary while going 16-13 last season.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have avoided salary arbitration with Wilton Lopez and Josh Outman by working out one-year contracts. Lopez will get over $1.7 million, a raise of $515,000 after he went 6-3 with a 2.17 ERA for Houston last season. Outman was 1-3 with an 8.19 ERA in seven starts and 20 relief appearances for the Rockies last year and will make $675,000 in 2013.
ASHINGTON (AP) -- Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has been declared academically ineligible, leaving the Hoyas without one of their top players. Whittington ranks second on the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.1 points and seven boards a game.
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