Sports news briefs — Nov. 13

Compiled from wire reports

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In this July 28, file photo, Stacy Lewis of the United States, tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. The 27-year-old heads to the LPGA Tour finale for somewhat of a victory lap. She's the first American since 1994 to win LPGA player of the year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

College Football

Michigan lineman Clark gets probation

• Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has received probation for stealing a laptop computer from another student’s dorm room.

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree home invasion on Sept. 11.

Washtenaw County District Judge Donald Shelton issued the sentence Tuesday.

Clark also most pay $1,741 in fines and court costs.

After the June theft, Michigan coach Brady Hoke suspended Clark for a week of preseason practice and the opener against Alabama. Since then, Clark has made 11 tackles, three of them for a loss. He’s also broken up three passes.

• The new Big East will have a West Division, and Temple, in Philadelphia, will be part of it. The conference revealed its divisional alignment Tuesday for the 2013 football season, when it becomes a 12-team league. The announcement came after the Big East presidents approved the plan at a meeting in Chicago. The East will have Central Florida, South Florida, Connecticut, Louisville, Cincinnati and Rutgers. The West will have Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU and Temple.

GOLF

Day leads PGA Tour to victory over LPGA

• Jason Day beat Stacy Lewis with birdie on the second hole of a playoff to lift the PGA Tour past the LPGA Tour on Tuesday in the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge. Day’s drive stopped on a cart path, and the Australian hit a 95-yard approach to 5 feet to set up the winning birdie. Lewis missed an 8-foot birdie putt.

Indycar

Team to introduce Rahal as new driver

• Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will formally introduce Graham Rahal as its new 2013 driver Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 23-year-old driver will be paired with his father, Bobby, the team’s co-owner and winner of three championships along with the 1986 Indianapolis 500. Father and son paired together only once before in IndyCar, for a 12th-place finish in the 2010 Indy 500. Bobby Rahal pulled out of full-time IndyCar racing after the 2008 season. He returned last season and the team nearly won the Indy 500 with Takuma Sato.

NHL

Labor issues remain 
between two sides

• Representatives of the NHL and the players union have reached a new low: They can’t even agree on how negotiations are progressing. The sides did not meet on Tuesday — the 59th day of the lockout — but their leaders’ statements show vastly different interpretations of the labor talks. Bill Daly, the NHL’s deputy commissioner, said in an email to the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday that the sides are “very far apart.” Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players Association, implied that a labor deal may not be far off. At a sports management conference in Toronto on Monday, Fehr said the labor dispute can be wrapped “very quickly” once the sides make a breakthrough in negotiations. Both Fehr and Daly say they are open to mediator help.

— From wire reports


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