Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott is sticking around for at least five more years.
The Pac-12's university presidents and chancellors extended Scott's contract Monday through the 2017-18 academic year. As part of the extension, Scott also was named the executive chairman of Pac-12 Enterprises.
Since taking over on July 1, 2009, Scott has overseen the conference's expansion to include
Thirteen free agents received the offers, up from nine last year. The
Players accepting are signed for next season. If a player signs elsewhere, his former team gets an extra draft pick at the end of the first round next June as compensation.
Others receiving the offers were Atlanta catcher
The decision does not preclude the Angels from pursuing a multiyear deal with Vargas, who had a 9-8 record and 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an injury-plagued 2013 season, and there appears to be interest in such a deal on both sides. But beginning Tuesday, Vargas can negotiate with all 30 teams.
Clayton Kershaw of the
Kershaw was also a finalist for player of the year in all of baseball, which was won by
Dave ConcepcionSteve GarveyTommy JohnBilly Martin Ted Simmons Dave Parker Dan Quisenberry Vida BlueRon GuidryAl Oliver Rusty Staub
The committee will gather at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and its vote will be announced there Dec. 9.
The newspaper cited two unidentified people involved with baseball's drug-testing program.
Rodriguez's legal team accused
Smart leads All-Americans
Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart is the only unanimous selection to the Associated Press' preseason All-American basketball team.
Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott was named on all but two of the 65 ballots from the national media panel. Louisville senior Russ Smith, Kansas freshman
Juan Martin del Potro got past Richard Gasquet to win his opening round-robin match in the ATP World Tour Finals at London.
Stanislas Wawrinka grabbed the spotlight with a win in his maiden appearance at the season-ending tournament.