Hoke to Michigan...Broncos still searching...Cavs no match for Lakers

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Associated Press

Posted on January 12, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 12 at 8:03 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hired San Diego State's Brady Hoke as its new football coach just hours after LSU said Michigan alumnus Les Miles would be staying in Baton Rouge. Hoke is a Ball State alum but he is a former Wolverines assistant.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former Broncos linebacker and assistant coach Rick Dennison interviewed for Denver's head coaching job shortly after New Orleans assistant Gregg Williams withdrew his name from consideration. Former Carolina coach John Fox is expected to talk with the Broncos today -- one day after the Panthers hired Ron Rivera to replace him.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The L.A. Lakers beat up on the Cleveland Cavaliers to the tune of 112-57, sending the Cavaliers to their 11th straight loss. It's the fewest points ever allowed by a Lakers team.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseball's all-time saves leader is retiring. Forty-three-year-old Trevor Hoffman collected 601 saves over 18 big league seasons, most of them spent in San Diego. Hoffman is taking a front office job with the Padres.

UNDATED (AP) — With pitchers and catchers due to report next month, here's some hot stove news to whet your appetite. Colorado slugger Carlos Gonzalez has finalized his $80 million, seven-year contract with the Rockies, veteran right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, and the L.A. Angels and infielder Alberto Callaspo avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2 million.

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