released by Browns
The Browns released wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, who was suspended for the 2009 season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after he pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida. He spent 24 days in jail.
Gainey is giving up
Canadiens' GM job
Bob Gainey is stepping aside as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens and will be replaced by his assistant, Pierre Gauthier, according to team president Pierre Boivin. Boivin said Gainey will remain with the team as a special counsel to Gauthier.
NBACarter scores 48 points
as Magic tops Hornets
Vince Carter had a season-high 48 points and led the host Orlando Magic back from a 17-point second-half deficit in a 123-117 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Carter shot 19-for-27 from the field . . . Kobe Bryant was expected to sit out his second straight game last night because of a sore left ankle.
COLLEGESReynolds leads 'Nova
past West Virginia
Scottie Reynolds scored 19 of his 21 points in the final 13 minutes as No. 4 Villanova beat host No. 5 West Virginia, 82-75 . . . Marcus Morris scored 18 points to lead top-ranked Kansas to an 80-68 victory over host No. 14 Texas.