Georgia QB Fromm entering draft
Georgia QB Jake Fromm is heading to the NFL, despite some struggles during a junior season that led to speculation he might return for one more year. He announced his decision Wednesday. Fromm threw for a career-high 2,860 yards this season, with 24 TDs and just five INTs. But he posted the lowest completion percentage (60.8) and QB rating (141.2) of his college career, leading to him dropping in many NFL draft projections.
Still, Fromm will be remembered as one of the best QBs in Georgia history.
■ San Diego State coach Rocky Long will retire after taking the Aztecs to bowl games in each of his nine seasons. Long, who turns 70 later this month, was 81-38. He will be replaced by Brady Hoke, who preceded Long as the team’s head coach before leaving for Michigan before the 2011 season. Hoke, 61, returned to San Diego State this season to serve on Long’s staff . ... Former Michigan State coach George Perles died Tuesday. He was 85.
Baseball: The Major League Baseball schedule was released and the season will begin March 20, the earliest opening day other than international games . ... The
Brewers gave manager Craig Counsell a three-year extension through the 2023 season. Counsell, 49, a native of Milwaukee who played five seasons with the team and now is the longest-tenured manager in the NL, is 405-381 with the Brewers. He led the team to consecutive playoff appearances the last two seasons.
Soccer: Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-1 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to advance to Sunday’s final of the Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid face off Thursday in the other semifinal . ... Leicester salvaged a 1-1 draw with visiting Aston Villa in the first leg of the clubs’ English League Cup semifinal. The second leg is Jan. 28. Manchester City beat host Manchester United 3-1 on Tuesday in the first leg of the other semifinal.
Tennis: Roberto Bautista Agut beat Go Soeda of Japan 6-2, 6-4 to lift Davis Cup champ Spain into the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup in Perth, Australia. Spain will face Belgium. The other quarterfinal matchups are: Australia vs. Britain, Argentina vs. Russia and Serbia vs. Canada.