The supervisor is Vin Cherwoo, followed by Rick Freeman at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630; Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. Reruns are available from the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EST.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana treated Round 1 with Miami like it was a championship event. Now it's time to get ready for the rematch. Roy Hibbert controlled the middle, scoring 24 points, and Paul George scored 15 of his 17 points during a second-half scoring spree that helped the surging Pacers pull away late from the two-time defending champion Heat 90-84 — on a night Indiana didn't come close to playing its best. But everyone seems to be asking the same question: How good is Indiana, which improved to a league-best 19-3 overall and 10-2 when trailing at halftime? By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 840 words by 4 a.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified sources, that Brown will announce he is stepping down by week's end. "We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football," Patterson said. "Mack Brown has not resigned. And, no decisions have been made." By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 450 words.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Halfway through the winter meetings, the highlight is a three-team trade that sent slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona. The Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from Arizona for left-hander Hector Santiago, and the Diamondbacks then sent Santiago and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels for Trumbo. Arizona also will receive a player to be named or cash from each of the other teams. Arizona GM Kevin Towers was interested in another of Hahn's players: pitcher Chris Sale. But Chicago doesn't appear interested in dealing the 24-year-old left-hander. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 747 words.
— LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — BBA--Yankees-Cano. By Howie Rumberg. SENT: 474 words.
UN-SPORTS AND HOMOPHOBIA
UNITED NATIONS — Former professional basketball player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova on Tuesday urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to take gay rights into consideration when awarding major sporting events. The two openly gay athletes spoke at a special United Nations event celebrating International Human Rights Day. They focused in part on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia, which passed a law this summer banning homosexual "propaganda." By Cara Anna. SENT: 548 words.
The fantasy playoffs are a perfect time for a storm of fantasy agony. And a rough — really rough — Week 14 set up a slew of difficult circumstances in a week many leagues head into their semifinals. If you're lucky enough to still be in, the final weeks of the fantasy season are certain going to test you with key, unexpected decisions. Be ready for them. By Oskar Garcia. UPCOMING: 959 words by 4 a.m.
— SANTA CLARA, Calif. — FBN--49ers-Seymour. By Rick Eymer. SENT: 590 words.
— FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — FBN--Falcons-Koetter. By George Henry. SENT: 589 words.
— ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — FBN--Te'o Perseveres. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 547 words.
— FBN--Hit Count. By Nancy Armour and Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,044 words.
— PHILADELPHIA — FBN--Eagles-First Place. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 642 words.
— CHICAGO — FBN--Bears-Back In It. SENT: 809 words.
— PITTSBURGH — FBN--Steeler-Tomlin. By Will Graves. SENT: 750 words.
— IRVING, Texas — FBN--Defenseless Cowboys. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 643 words.
FBC--HALL OF FAME
NEW YORK — Tommie Frazier waited a couple years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame. Being snubbed didn't bother Touchdown Tommie. He's just glad the call finally came and that so many appreciated his play. Frazier is one of 12 former players who were inducted by the National Football Foundation in the College Hall of Fame on Tuesday night in New York. Also among the inductees were Heisman Trophy winners Vinny Testaverde, Danny Wuerffel and Ron Dayne and former coaches Wayne Hardin of Temple and Navy and Bill McCartney of Colorado. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 733 words.
16 Week Curriculum With Instructions, Lesson Plans & CNG Conversion Kit