Wednesday's Results

Top-25 College Basketball
Alex  Len put back Pe'Shon Howard's acrobatic attempt with 0.9 seconds left as
Maryland  rallied past  No. 14  North Carolina  State, 51-50,  at the  Comcast
Center.  Len, Maryland's  leading  scorer, tallied  the  Terrapins' final  six
points,  none bigger  than his  uncontested layup  after three  North Carolina
State defenders flew at a floating Howard, who dribbled to his left and let go
a  difficult  shot that didn't  draw rim before falling  into the hands of his
teammate.  Len  led the  Terrapins (14-3,  2-2 ACC) with  10 points along with
grabbing six rebounds, while Seth Allen added nine points and Shaquille Cleare
donated  eight in a  win that snapped a two-game skid. Lorenzo Brown scored 17
points  with eight  rebounds and  four assists,  while C.J.  Leslie posted  13
points and five rebounds for the Wolfpack (14-3, 3-1), who were coming off the
emotional 84-76 victory over then-No. 1 Duke last Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Top-25:
(13) Butler 62, Richmond 47
UNLV 82, (15) San Diego State 75
(16) Kansas State 67, TCU 54
(17) Missouri 79, Georgia 62
(18) Michigan State 81, Penn State 72
(19) New Mexico 79, Boise State 74 (OT)
(25) Marquette 69, Seton Hall 62

National Basketball Association
LeBron James had 25 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and made NBA history in
the  Miami  Heat's 92-75 victory over  the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
With  his offensive output, James has amassed 20,007 career points, making him
the  youngest player to  reach that mark at 28 years, 17 days old. Kobe Bryant
previously held the record at 29 years, 122 days old.

Elsewhere in the NBA:
Orlando Magic 97, Indiana Pacers 86
Chicago Bulls 107, Toronto Raptors 105 (OT)
Atlanta Hawks 109, Brooklyn Nets 95
New Orleans Hornets 90, Boston Celtics 78
Dallas Mavericks 105, Houston Rockets 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Denver Nuggets 97
San Antonio Spurs 103, Memphis Grizzlies 82
Cleveland Cavaliers 93, Portland Trail Blazers 88
Sacramento Kings 95, Washington Wizards 94

=== As of 1:50 a.m. (et) ===

=== TENNIS ===

Second-round  play  at the Australian  Open is  wrapping up Thursday and early
winners  on the women's side included defending champion Victoria Azarenka and
15-time  major titlist Serena Williams. Azarenka cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory
over Eleni Daniilidou, while Williams eased past Garbine Muguruza, 6-2, 6-0.


Two-time  runner-up  Andy Murray  and former  finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were
among the men's winners as each advanced in straight sets.

=== NFL ===

Chip  Kelly  had a change  of heart and  ducked Oregon, while the Philadelphia
Eagles  got the  guy they wanted all  along. The Eagles named Kelly their 21st
head football coach in team history Wednesday. He replaces longtime head coach
Andy  Reid,  who was let go  on Dec. 31  following a 4-12 campaign. Kelly went
46-7  and  led Oregon to  a BCS bowl  game in each of  his four years with the
school. The 49-year-old will bring  his innovative  mind, lightning fast paced
offense,  which  averaged 44.7  points  per  game  at Oregon,  and  aggressive
play  calling  to the  NFL  for  the first  time.  He  has no  prior  coaching
experience  in  the pros. Philadelphia  had interviewed  Kelly early on in its
search for a replacement of Reid, who spent 14  years at  the helm. The Eagles
talked  with Kelly  for nine  hours following  the Ducks'  35-17 triumph  over
Kansas  State in the  Fiesta Bowl. Kelly also interviewed  with  the Cleveland
Browns  and Buffalo  Bills.  Kelly,  though, announced  days  later that  he'd
stay  at Oregon.  But he  re-emerged as  the Eagles' head coaching candidate.


The  Chicago Bears  have chosen Marc Trestman  to be their new head coach, the
team  announced  Wednesday. Trestman  is  the  14th  head coach  in  franchise
history.  Trestman has spent  the last five years as the coach of the Montreal
Alouettes  in  the Canadian Football  League, leading the team to back-to-back
Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010. He was named the CFL coach of the year in 2009 and
had  a 64-34  overall record  with the  Alouettes. Prior  to joining  the CFL,
Trestman  was an  NFL assistant  coach with  the Vikings,  Buccaneers, Browns,
Vikings,  49ers, Lions,  Cardinals,  Raiders  and Dolphins.  He  is known  for
molding  successful  quarterbacks. Trestman will  replace Lovie Smith, who was
fired  by Chicago  after missing  the playoffs  for the  second straight  year
despite a 10-6 record.


The  Notre  Dame athletic  department has  issued a  statement responding to a
internet  report that  is claiming  details  of star  linebacker Manti  Te'o's
personal  life  have been  fabricated. The  discrepancy involves Te'o's former
girlfriend  Lennay  Marie Kekua, whose  widely reported death from leukemia in
September  helped make  the Heisman Trophy runner-up one of college football's
most  recognizable  and popular players of  this past season. However, a story
posted  Wednesday  on the website  has alleged that such a person
actually  never  existed. According to the  site, there are no Social Security
Administration  records  confirming  that  a Lennay  Marie  Kekua,  previously
reported  to be  a  22-year-old  Stanford student  by  several media  outlets,
actually  died. Additionally, the Stanford register's office has no enrollment
records  of  Kekua, nor  could Deadspin uncover  any official announcements of
either  her birth  or obituary. Deadspin also reported that pictures purported
to  be of  Kekua that  appeared on  the internet  and used  by the  media were
actually  of a  California woman whom the site would not identify. A statement
from  Notre Dame released on Wednesday stated that the university was informed
by  Te'o  and his family that  the All-American linebacker, who had referenced
the  story about the relationship with his girlfriend and her death on several
occasions,  had  been deceived by  someone claiming to  be Kekua and misled to
believe she had died of leukemia.

=== BASEBALL ===

The  Baltimore Orioles agreed to contract extensions through 2018 with manager
Buck  Showalter  and  vice  president of  baseball  operations  Dan  Duquette.
Showalter  took the  Orioles on a surprising  run last season as he guided the
club to a playoff spot for the first time since 1997 after the team went 93-69
and  battled the New  York Yankees for an AL East title up until the final day
of  the season.  In Showalter's two-plus seasons in Baltimore, the Orioles are
196-185,  a .514  winning percentage, which is seventh all-time for modern day
Orioles  managers.  A two-time manager of  the year winner, with Texas in 2004
and 1994 with the Yankees, he is 49th all-time with 1,078 wins and sixth among
active managers. Duquette has been vice president of baseball operations since
being  hired by  Baltimore following  the 2011  season. Prior  to his  hiring,
Duquette  had been out  of Major League Baseball since 2002, when he was fired
as general manager of the Boston Red Sox soon after new ownership took over.

=== HOCKEY ===

The  New Jersey  Devils re-signed center Travis Zajac to a long-term deal, the
team announced Wednesday. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed,
but  multiple reports cite  the pact to be worth $46 million over eight years.
Zajac  missed the  majority of last season recovering from an Achilles injury,
but turned it on during New Jersey's run to the Stanley Cup Finals, as the 27-
year-old  Canadian  compiled seven goals  and seven assists over 24 postseason
contests.  A first-round  selection (20th overall) of the Devils back in 2004,
Zajac  has spent all six of his NHL seasons in New Jersey, racking up 91 goals
and  164 assists over 423 regular-season games. New Jersey opens the season on
the road against the New York Islanders on Saturday.


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