Rockies acquire corner infielder from D-Backs
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have traded left-handed pitcher Matt Reynolds to the Arizona Diamondbacks for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler.
Wheeler played in 50 games for the Diamondbacks last season, batting .239 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBIs.
He also hit .351 with 15 homers and 90 RBIs at Triple-A Reno, where the 24-year-old was an All-Star. He was the D-Backs' fifth-round draft choice in 2009 out of Loyola Marymount University.
Reynolds went 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA, 17 walks and 51 strikeouts in 71 appearances for Colorado last season.
He has a career record of 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA, 40 walks and 118 strikeouts, all with the Rockies.
Pac-12 has 8 teams eligible for bowls
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pac-12 didn't come close to filling its bowl allotment two years ago, sending four teams to the postseason.
The conference is back on track this season: eight bowl-eligible teams, the possibility of two in BCS bowls and an outside shot at the national title game.
UCLA has already locked up the South Division, while Stanford and Oregon are in the mix for the North's spot in the Nov. 30 Pac-12 championship game.
Oregon State, Washington, Southern California and both Arizona schools also are bowl eligible heading into the final week of the season.
The Ducks will likely get a BCS bowl slot if they beat the rival Beavers in the Civil War game on Saturday and could get into the BCS title game with help.
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Lockout goes on
NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in the ongoing NHL labor fight say negotiations are expected to resume Wednesday following a one-day break in talks.
After owners and players met for about 90 minutes Monday night at the NHL office in Manhattan, the players' association huddled to go over the league's request for a full proposal. Those internal conversations continued Tuesday, and the sides focused on a return to the bargaining table Wednesday.
It wasn't immediately clear if the players' association would deliver a new, complete offer to the NHL.
The lockout is in its 66th day and has already wiped out 327 games.
More cancellations could be coming soon without a new deal.
GRINNELL PLAYER-138 POINTS
Jack Taylor scores 138 points for Grinnell
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night.
Taylor made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis had 116 against Ashland Junior College.
The previous Grinnell record was 89 by Griffin Lentsch last Nov. 19 against Principia.