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Sat., Jan. 11, 2014

Promoted Western Kentucky announced Friday that it was promoting offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to head football coach. Brohm is replacing Bobby Petrino, who was named Louisville’s head coach. In Brohm’s only season as coordinator, the Hilltoppers averaged 458.5 yards and 30.8 points per game.

Announced Saint Mary’s has announced plans for a $13 million renovation of its basketball gym and facilities. The school will add 500 seats, video boards and suites to McKeon Pavilion, which seats 3,500 people.

Awarded Maryland senior forward Patrick Mullins became the seventh back-to-back Hermann Trophy winner as the best player in NCAA Division I soccer, and Virginia junior midfielder Morgan Brian took the women’s award. Mullins had 19 goals and eight assists this past season, while Brian recorded 16 goals and 14 assists.

Signed The Chicago Bulls signed Cartier Martin to a 10-day contract. Martin averaged 6.6 points in 25 games this NBA season for Atlanta before being waived.

Recalled The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goalie John Gibson from their AHL affiliate Norfolk. The Ducks also sent goalie Frederik Andersen back to Norfolk. Gibson was the MVP of the 2013 world junior championships after leading the U.S. team to the title.

Sidelined New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday is sidelined indefinitely with a lower right leg injury. Holiday is averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds this NBA season.

• Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland will miss the start of the baseball season after having surgery Friday on his left knee. The Rangers say Holland suffered damaged cartilage after falling on the stairs in his home earlier this week. Holland was 10-9 with a 3.42 ERA last season.

Hired Eastern Illinois University has hired Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Kim Dameron as its head football coach. Dameron will take over for Dino Babers, who became head coach at Bowling Green after leading the Panthers to a 12-2 record.

Declared Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas will skip his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. Niklas caught 32 passes for 498 yards and five touchdowns last season.

• California defensive tackle Viliami Moala is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Moala had career highs of 37 tackles, four tackles for loss and 11/2 sacks last season.

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