Anderson leaves Missouri to coach at Arkansas

Anderson leaves Missouri to coach at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the school's basketball coach.

The school confirmed the move on Wednesday night.

Anderson leaves Missouri after five seasons to return to the school where he was an assistant to Nolan Richardson for 17 seasons.

Several Missouri players were seen entering Mizzou Arena for an emergency team meeting with Anderson on Wednesday night.

Anderson was 111-57 in five seasons at Missouri, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2009. The Tigers were 23-11 this season, losing to Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament. He was 89-41 in four seasons at Alabama-Birmingham before that.

Oswalt hit near ear by Ramirez liner, X-rays next

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Philadelphia pitcher Roy Oswalt was hit behind the right ear by a line drive off the bat of Manny Ramirez and was taken for X-rays on Wednesday.

The Phillies say Oswalt had a neck bruise but did not lose consciousness. The team says he was not dizzy before leaving the game against Tampa Bay.

Oswalt fell to the ground and remained there until a trainer reached the mound to examine him. The right-hander stood up and after a brief discussion walked to the visiting clubhouse on his own.

Evan Longoria homered leading off the fourth against Oswalt. Ramirez, who had a RBI double in the first, was the next batter.

Oswalt, making his fourth spring training appearance, struck out four while allowing three runs and four hits.

VIERA, Fla. — The Washington Nationals have put pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from elbow surgery last September.

The prize right-hander is in camp with the Nationals this spring. Doctors have said his recovery time from Tommy John surgery is 12 to 18 months.

The Nationals also claimed left-handed pitcher Lee Hyde off waivers from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Hyde was a combined 4-6 with eight saves and a 3.41 ERA last year in Triple-A and Double-A. He had Tommy John surgery back in 2007.

Schottenheimer hired to coach Virginia Destroyers

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Longtime former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has been hired as head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL.

Schottenheimer was introduced Wednesday as the first coach of the franchise. The Destroyers will begin play this season, the third year of existence for the United Football League.

A veteran of 30 years of NFL experience as a coach and player, Schottenheimer has a career coaching record of 205-139-1 (.596). He coached Cleveland, Kansas City, Washington and San Diego, taking a Chargers team that was 4-12 in 2003 to 12-4 and the division title in 2004.

Schottenheimer is the fourth prominent former NFL coach to take on the same job in the UFL, joining Jim Fassel (Las Vegas), Dennis Green (Sacramento) and Jerry Glanville (Hartford).

Compiled from wire reports