Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Maurice Cheeks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_5a26783f28.jpgNBA Logo (AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) -- The Pistons fired head coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday. The former NBA champion point guard was in his first season as coach, leading Detroit to a 21-29 record. “Our record does not reflect our talent and we simply need a change,” said Pistons owner Tom Gores in a statement.


L.A. Dodgers Sign LHP Paul Maholm

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_32e1e3b05e.jpgTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) --The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm to a one-year contract on Saturday. The deal is worth $1.5 million, according to ESPN. In 26 starts with the Atlanta Braves last season, the 31-year-old Maholm went 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA. He struck out 105 batters in 153 innings of work.


Speed Skater Ireen Wust Wins Gold Medal For Netherlands

2-9-14 Wust.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1391958098917Quinn Rooney/Getty Image Sport (SOCHI, Russia) --Speed skater Ireen Wust of the Netherlands captured the gold medal at the Winter Games on Sunday in the women’s 3,000 meters. The 27-year-old Wust finished with a time of 4 minutes, 0.34 seconds while defending Olympic champion Martina Salikova of the Czech Republic took home Silver after checking in at 4:01.95.


Scoreboard Roundup - 2/8/14

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_1ea5830c58.jpgGetty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) -- Men's Top 25 College Basketball: (3) Florida 78 (21-2) - Alabama 69 (9-14)

SMU 76 (19-5) - (13) Cincinnati 55 (22-3)

(8) Kansas 83 (18-5) - West Virginia 69 (14-10)


Colts Hire Rob Chudzinski

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_747ed51e90.jpgNFL via Getty Images (INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts have hired Rob Chudzinski to be head coach Chuck Pagano's special assist, the team announced on Saturday. Chudzinski was fired by the Cleveland Browns in December after the team went 4-12 in his first year. "Rob and I have a long professional relationship and his résumé speaks for itself," Pagano said in a statement released by the team.