Maryland quarterback Hills tears ACL
Maryland freshman quarterback Perry Hills has a torn ACL in his left knee and is out for the season, Terrapins coach Randy Edsall announced Monday. Maryland (4-3, 2-1 ACC) visits Boston College (1-6, 0-4) Saturday. Hills’s injury occurred in the second quarter of last Saturday’s game against North Carolina State, when he was flattened by an illegal block to the back after an interception. Hills is the second Maryland quarterback this season to be sidelined by a torn ACL (C.J. Brown is the other). In seven starts, Hills was 97 of 169 for 1,336 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Sophomore Devin Bruns or freshman Caleb Rowe could start . . . Quarterback Braxton Miller will practice with No. 9 Ohio State on Tuesday after a hard hit against Purdue sent him to the hospital . . . Missouri quarterback James Franklin (sprained MCL) was listed as ‘‘doubtful’’ as the Tigers prepare for Kentucky. Redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser is projected to start . . . Florida State senior running back Chris Thompson is out for the season after tearing his ACL in the No. 11 Seminoles’ win at Miami.
Penn St. wants delay in McQueary suit
Penn State wants a judge to put former assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s defamation and whistleblower lawsuit on hold while criminal charges are pending against athletic director Tim Curley, now on leave, and retired vice president Gary Schultz . . . The Atlantic Coast Conference issued one-game suspensions to North Carolina freshman Shakeel Rashad for colliding with a Duke player during a substitution, and three officials from the Duke-UNC and Florida State-Miami game for mishandling game situations . . . Wyoming coach Dave Christensen was suspended one week and fined $50,000 for confronting Air Force coach Troy Calhoun after a loss . . . Jason Gesser was introduced as the interim head coach at Idaho, replacing Robb Akey, who was fired Sunday. Gesser was a high school coach in Washington two years ago.
Pacers’ George to remain in Indiana
The Indiana Pacers exercised an option that will keep starting swingman Paul George with the team through the 2013-14 season. Last season, George averaged 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists . . . The Denver Nuggets exercised third-year options on forward Kenneth Faried and swingman Jordan Hamilton for 2013-14 . . . Kobe Bryant skipped Lakers practice to rest the aching right foot he bruised in Sunday night’s loss to Sacramento. Metta World Peace practiced, but with a splint on his right middle finger after dislocating it during the same game . . . Hornets rookie Austin Rivers left the exhibition game against the Mavericks with a sprained right ankle. The team said X-rays came back negative . . . Mississippi athletic director Ross Bjork is considering self-imposing penalties on the women’s program as the university cooperates with an NCAA investigation regarding ‘‘impermissible recruiting contacts and academic misconduct.’’ . . . Oklahoma State forward Brian Williams injured his left wrist on a dunk during practice and will have surgery Wednesday. He’s expected to miss the season . . . Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said that the the unpaid leave for assistant coach Saul Smith following his weekend arrest for drunken driving is indefinite and the discipline is up to him, not Smith’s famous father, Tubby, the Golden Gophers’ head coach.
Padres to shorten Petco’s dimensions
The Padres plan to bring in portions of the outfield wall at Petco Park and move the visitor’s bullpen from right-field foul territory to behind the home bullpen beyond the fence in left-center. Chairman Ron Fowler said it will still be a pitcher’s park, but just not as extreme . . . Seattle hired former major leaguer Dave Hansen to be their new hitting coach, replacing fired Chris Chambliss . . . The Twins hired former Red Sox outfielder Tom Brunansky as their hitting coach, Bobby Cuellar to be the bullpen coach, and Terry Steinbach as a bench coach and catching instructor . . . Colorado appointed Mark Wiley to a new position of director of pitching operations.
Oilers’ Eager charged with assault
Edmonton forward Ben Eager was charged with assault following a disturbance in a Toronto bar last weekend. Police say Eager and his brother, Michael, were charged with threatening bodily harm, causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon . . . Aaron Cawley, a football hooligan, was jailed for 16 weeks for assaulting former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland during an English league game following an all-day drinking binge Wednesday . . . Genoa fired manager Luigi De Canio in Serie A.