Leaving Texas A&M leading tackler Damontre Moore says he went back and forth before deciding that the Cotton Bowl will be his last game for the Aggies. Moore says there were a lot of pros and cons about foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
• Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Ryan was a semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the nation.
• Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft this spring. Jefferson ranked second nationally in both rushing yards per game (144.9) and points per game (11.5).
• Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Staying Brigham Young announced that linebacker Kyle Van Noy will not declare early for the NFL draft but return for his senior season.
Upheld The North Carolina Court of Appeals in Raliegh has upheld a judge’s order unsealing documents in a bitter divorce case involving NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France. Lawyers for France have fought for years to keep confidential the details of his 2008 divorce from Megan France, a Charlotte woman he has married and divorced twice.
Signed The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Lazar Hayward to try and provide some depth to an injury hampered backcourt. Hayward has averaged 2.9 points in 8.2 minutes over two seasons.
• The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league contract and invited him to big league spring training. Agreed Former American League MVP Miguel Tejada says he has reached a deal with the Royals and is ready to return to Major League Baseball. The 38-year-old infielder told the Associated Press that he has a one-year contract for $1.1 million and another $400,000 in performance bonuses.
Engaged Washington Capitals forward and two-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin announced his engagement to tennis star Maria Kirilenko, 14th in the WTA world rankings.