COLLEGESWest Virginia to the Big 12?

A person with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press that the Big 12 has approved West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference. West Virginia's move would allow the Big 12 to maintain 10 members and is another blow to the embattled Big East, which already has lost two members and one member-to-be in the last six weeks. The Big East is trying to reconfigure as a 12-team football league and is courting Boise State, Navy, Air Force, Central Florida, SMU and Houston.

BASEBALLEiland new Royals pitching coach

The Kansas City Royals have hired Dave Eiland as their new pitching coach. Eiland spent the past season as special assistant to Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman, but prior to that served three seasons as the Yankees' pitching coach.


Tizway retired with injury

Tizway, a leading candidate for Horse of the Year, was retired because of a strained suspensory ligament in his left foreleg. Trainer James Bond said the winner of the Met Mile and the Whitney will stand at stud at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. He won seven of 20 career starts and earned more than $1.35 million for Bill Clifton Jr.

TENNISWozniacki wins opener

Caroline Wozniacki rallied to defeat Agnieszka Radwanska 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in their opening match at the WTA Championships in Istanbul. Sam Stosur and Petra Kvitova also won. -- AP

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