Investigated Florida State University and an attorney for QB Jameis Winston confirmed the Tallahassee (Fla.) Police Department was conducting an investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a year ago. Tallahassee Police Department officials refused to answer any questions, although they did release a heavily redacted two-page incident report. The report does not mention Winston by name, but it says the incident took place Dec. 7 between 1:30 and 2 a.m. It describes the suspect in the sexual assault case as being between 5-foot-9 and 5-11. Winston is listed by Florida State at 6-4.
Out University of Washington forward Jernard Jarreau will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee less than two minutes into the Huskies’ season opener against Seattle on Sunday.
• The top-ranked Connecticut women’s basketball team has lost two frontcourt players to injury. The school said that All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-
Lewis is out indefinitely with a nerve contusion of her right elbow suffered in UConn’s victory over No. 3 Stanford on Monday night. The junior will be re-evaluated next week. Sophomore forward Morgan Tuck will miss up to six weeks after arthroscopic surgery on her right knee.
Agreed Baylor football coach Art Briles has agreed to a new 10-year contract with the fourth-ranked Bears, a person familiar with the deal told the AP. The new deal goes into effect after this season, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the private university does not release contract details.
• Infielder Nick Punto agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics following a little more than a season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Punto’s deal calls for a $2.75 million salary and includes a $2.75 million club option for 2015 with a $250,000 buyout.
Expected Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to be ready for Boston’s opener at Baltimore on March 31 after Dr. Donald Sheridan performed surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb in Scottsdale, Ariz. Pedroia hurt his hand diving into first base on opening day at Yankee Stadium and played the rest of the season with the injury.
Announced Mexican driver Sergio Perez announced he won’t race for McLaren in Formula One in 2014, ending weeks of speculation about his future with the team. Perez will finish the season with McLaren at the Brazil Grand Prix on Nov. 24.
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