LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup. One intriguing option is the speedy youngster Billy Hamilton, a base-stealing star in the minors. But Price isn't so sure the 23 year old is up to a regular role yet.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 19 points and Jon Leuer added 16 points and a career-best 12 boards to lead the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Mike Conley had 13 points and Jerryd Bayless finished with 11 points.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has several weaknesses to fix in a short period of time. The Wildcats blew a nine-point lead in the final 13 minutes of a 67-62 loss to Baylor Friday night. Several aspects of their game were exposed and need strengthening before playing unbeaten Boise State on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - Auburn running back Tre Mason is the offensive player of the year, while Gus Malzahn claimed the coaching award on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. The Tigers were rewarded on the team announced Monday after going from worst to first.
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