January 5, 2013 in Sports


From Staff And Wire Reports

Retired De La Salle High School (Concord, Calif.) coach Bob Ladouceur is retiring after 34 years, ending a run that included a national record 151-game winning streak from 1992 to 2003 and 20 unbeaten seasons. Ladouceur leaves with a 399-25-3 record, five CIF bowl championships and 28 North Coast titles. De La Salle also finished No. 1 in various national rankings at least seven times, has won the last four CIF State Open Division Championships, and hasn’t lost to a Northern California team since 1991.

Leaving LSU safety Eric Reid, cornerback Tharold Simon, running back Spencer Ware and punter Brad Wing are entering the NFL draft. Those decisions mean the Tigers will lose at least three defensive regulars, with linebacker Kevin Minter also having informed the school he’d be leaving this week. Reid and Minter both were named AP second-team All-Americans for 2012. Other players who announced Friday they will skip their senior season to enter the draft include Florida tight end Jordan Reed, Georgia All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones, Wisconsin center Travis Frederick and Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh.

Returning Kevin McGiven left the coaching staff at Montana State and returned to Utah State as new football coach Matt Wells’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. McGiven, Montana State’s offensive coordinator this season, was Utah State’s assistant head coach in 2009.

Hired Veteran coach Gary Davenport has been named manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, the Northwest League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Davenport has spent the past decade as a coach in the Giants’ farm system, including the past five seasons as a hitting instructor.

Finalized The Cleveland Indians have wrapped up a one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Brett Myers that will pay the veteran $7 million this coming season. Myers, who pitched in relief last season for Houston and the Chicago White Sox, will likely fill a spot in Cleveland’s starting rotation.

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