Pete Rose still hopes to gain reinstatement
‘‘I’m in control of my life now,’’ Rose said. ‘‘I watch baseball, talk on Fox and talk baseball to anyone who wants to talk about it. I’m a baseball player. I’m a baseball person. That’s never going to change.’’
Ryan retires immediately
Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan, who turns 68 on Sunday, announced in June he would be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season, but he opted to retire immediately following Tuesday night’s 64-49 nonconference victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Greg Gard, Ryan’s longtime assistant, will take over as interim coach. Ryan, who compiled 364 wins and four Big Ten regular-season titles in 15 seasons in Madison, Wis., guided the Badgers to consecutive Final Four appearances, including their first national championship game in 74 years last season . . . Je'lon Hornbeak scored 18 points, going 15 of 16 from the line, and Monmouth (7-3) upset Georgetown, 83-68, in Washington for the program’s first win over a Big East opponent . . . Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, 71, convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, will collect a $4,900-a-month pension after the expiration of a 30-day window for an appeal by the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System of a Nov. 13 court order restoring Sandusky’s pension benefit. The court order said the system was wrong to classify Sandusky, now serving 30 to 60 years in Greene State Prison, as a university employee at the time of the child sex abuse crimes that were the basis of his pension forfeiture. No money has yet been paid to Sandusky and his wife Dottie, who are owed back benefits plus interest, going back to October 2012 . . . Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche apologized after being charged with possession of marijuana following a 15-foot fall at an Atlanta hotel over the weekend. Nkemdiche said in a statement he “made a mistake and put myself in an environment that does not reflect who I am as a person.’’ Nkemdiche was hospitalized and had stitches in his back and leg, according to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, who has yet to decide on Nkemdiche’s status against Oklahoma State in the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl . . . Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker and offensive lineman Cole Turner were first-team selections to the STATS FCS All-America team. Harvard freshman wide receiver/return specialist Justice Shelton-Mosley and New Hampshire junior defensive back Casey DeAndrade, of East Bridgewater, Mass., were named to the third team.
Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing abdominal surgery. Anders Lindback will take over as Arizona’s No. 1 goalie . . . US Olympic ski champion Mikaela Shiffrin offered no timetable on her return from a torn right knee ligament and bone bruise suffered in a wipeout during a practice giant slalom run last weekend in Are, Sweden. “It’s tough to make any sort of predictions,’’ she said. But there is some promising news: She won’t need surgery. Just rest and rehab . . . George Macomber, a member of the 1948 and 1952 US Olympic Ski teams, a 1949 US Ski champion, and a 1973 inductee to the US National Ski Hall of Fame, died Monday at 88.