BASKETBALL

Top stays the same in first regular-season poll

The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25.

Led by Indiana and Louisville, the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the preseason Top 25. The Hoosiers (1-0) were again a solid No. 1, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Louisville (1-0) was No. 1 on 18 ballots.

Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third, followed by Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Kansas.

The only newcomer to the poll is Connecticut (1-0), which is at No. 23.


GOLF

McIlroy, Woods head ballot for PGA awards

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were among five players nominated Monday for the PGA Tour player of the year. Players have until the end of the month to vote on the awards.

McIlroy is the clear favorite after leading the tour with four wins, including an eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship. He also won the Vardon Trophy and the money title. Woods won three times.

Also on the ballot are FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Jason Dufner.

The five candidates for rookie of the year are John Huh, Jonas Blixt, Charlie Beljan, Ted Potter Jr. and Bud Cauley.


HOCKEY

Sundin, Sakic, Oates,Bure enter hockey Hall

TORONTO — The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming four new members.

Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are being inducted in the player category.

The former star NHL forwards were presented with their Hall of Fame member rings at a news conference Monday.


RODEO

Indian bronc rider from Missouri killed in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A Missouri man died after being critically injured during the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Rodeo officials said J.D. Jones, 25, of Goodman, Mo., died after an accident at the saddle bronc riding competition Saturday night.

According to rodeo spokeswoman Perse Hooper, Jones got stuck after his foot slipped through a stirrup. The horse fell on him and eventually had to be euthanized for internal bleeding and a broken pelvis, she said.

It was Jones' first time competing in the national finals, which were held Nov. 6-10 at the South Point resort, Hooper said.

Last week's competition was the 37th annual Indian National Finals Rodeo. Competitors must prove Native American heritage and typically win regional rodeos before advancing to the national event. It was the first time in the event's history that a competitor has died.


SKIING

Vonn admitted to hospital with undisclosed illness

VAIL, Colo. — Lindsey Vonn has been admitted to a hospital in Vail with an undisclosed illness.

Her spokesman, Lewis Kay, had no other updates on the U.S. skier's condition Monday.

The four-time World Cup overall champion skipped a slalom competition in Finland last weekend to prepare for upcoming races in Aspen.

Compiled from wire reports


Reader Reaction
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form. New comments are only accepted for two weeks from the date of publication.
COUPON OF THE WEEK