Decision to vacate Bowden victories upheld

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NFL: The Denver Post reported Tuesday night that former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan reached a deal to become coach of the Redskins. The newspaper said Shanahan will receive a five-year deal from the Redskins, who fired Jim Zorn following a 4-12 season. ... New Browns president Mike Holmgren will meet with Eric Mangini on Wednesday to discuss the coach's future. ... Majestic Realty Co., which is behind a plan to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles, said the Jaguars and Bills are the first teams it will try to relocate. The company is still targeting at least seven franchises for a new stadium some 25 miles east of Los Angeles. ... Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was voted NFL defensive rookie of the year, beating out Bills safety Jairus Byrd.

•COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka and cornerback Sherrick McManis have been selected for the Jan. 23 East-West Shrine Game. ... Northwestern has added Central Michigan to its 2010 schedule. The Wildcats will face the Mid-American conference power on Sept. 25 at Ryan Field. ... The NCAA has upheld its decision to vacate up to 14 victories from former football coach Bobby Bowden as part of Florida State's penalty in an academic cheating scandal. ... Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is meeting with Texas Tech officials as they search for a new head coach. ... Miami quarterback Jacory Harris will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right thumb ligament. ... Penn State linebacker Navorro Bowman, Ohio State defensive end Thaddeus Gibson, Georgia safety Reshad Jones and Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks decided to enter the NFL draft.

•BOXING: Representatives for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. wrapped up a lengthy mediation session with no word on any progress on the drug-testing issues endangering the boxers' prospective March 13 bout.

•TENNIS: The U.S. was eliminated from winning the Hopman Cup by Australia after John Isner lost to Lleyton Hewitt and Melanie Oudin lost to Samantha Stosur. ... Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal breezed into the second round of the Qatar Open with straight-set wins on Tuesday. Top-ranked Federer cruised past Christophe Rochus of Belgium 6-1, 6-2. Second-ranked Nadal defeated Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 6-3. ...Kim Clijsters' comeback gathered momentum with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Australia's Alicia Molik in the second round of the Brisbane International.

•SOCCER: MLS could be headed for a work stoppage next month. The sport's international union says management is threatening to lock out MLS players after the league's five-year labor contract expires Jan. 31.

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