EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 in the Sun Bowl. Southern California played without injured quarterback Matt Barkley. Max Wittek tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Silas Redd in the second quarter, but also threw three interceptions.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have fired general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner after missing the playoffs for the third straight season. The Chargers are the third team to fire Turner, who has an overall head coaching record of 114-122-1. Despite having what was perceived as one of the NFL's most-talented rosters for several seasons, Smith and Turner never got the Chargers to the Super Bowl.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have fired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and three other assistants a day after finishing their 10th straight season without a playoff berth. Coach Dennis Allen announced that special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and linebackers coach Johnny Holland also have been fired.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thea Lemberger tied her career high with four 3-pointers in scoring 20 points to lead No. 16 UCLA over Saint Joseph's 73-65 in women's college basketball, sending the Bruins into Pac-12 play with two straight victories. Atonye Nyingifa added season highs of 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Bruins. They've won seven of their last eight and open conference play on Friday at Oregon.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers parted ways for good with running back Brandon Jacobs today, an expected move after the outspoken player was suspended for the final three regular-season games. The team said that even if Jacobs were to be claimed by another team off waivers, he would not be eligible to play during the postseason.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans is getting a second opinion on his sore left knee. Evans did not travel with the Kings today to Detroit, where they begin a four-game road trip tomorrow. Instead, Evans is scheduled to visit with Dr. Steve Lombardo in Los Angeles on Wednesday.