January 18, 2014 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Hired Vanderbilt hired Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason as its new football coach, wrapping up the search in a week. Mason, 44, has spent the past four seasons at Stanford, where academic requirements and recruiting challenges are similar to Vanderbilt. He joined former coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff in 2010 as a defensive backs coach after serving in the same position with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings from 2007-09. He was promoted to co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach when David Shaw took over in January 2011. He has had complete control over the unit the last two years. Mason replaces James Franklin, who left for Penn State on Jan. 11.

• Belhaven, a private NAIA school, hired former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme to lead its football program. The 61-year-old was the passing-game coordinator under June Jones at Southern Methodist in 2013. This will be Mumme’s seventh head coaching job, and he is widely known for his prolific passing offenses.

Agreed A.L. Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and major league home run champion Chris Davis reached rich deals on the day that players and teams swapped dollar figures for salary arbitration. A total of 57 players exchanged amounts with their clubs Friday, and 15 of them later settled. Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers reached a one-season deal for $15,525,000 that leaves him less than a year from free agency. Davis and the Baltimore Orioles agreed at $10.35 million.

Swapped First baseman Justin Smoak asked Seattle for $3.25 million in salary arbitration, and the Mariners countered at $2,025,000. Logan Morrison, acquired from Miami during the offseason, requested $2.5 million and was offered $1.1 million.

Sidelined Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray will miss the entire NHL season after another operation on his right wrist. Souray had surgery to relieve arthritis symptoms related to a torn ligament. Souray, 37, was injured during summer training and didn’t play this season.

• The New York Knicks said forwards Amare Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin both could miss two weeks because of sprained left ankles.

Responding The doctor treating North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell for leukemia said the Hall of Fame coach is in remission. Hatchell was diagnosed in October. It’s unclear when she will return for the No. 9 Tar Heels.

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