BASEBALL: Free-agent pitcher Garrett Richards and the Padres finalized a $15.5 million, two-year contract.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Georgia Tech hired Temple coach Geoff Collins, choosing a Georgia native with a background in defense to replace Paul Johnson as the Yellow Jackets coach. Collins, 47, is a former Florida and Mississippi State defensive coordinator and Georgia Tech assistant who was 15-10 in two seasons at Temple . ... Seth Littrell decided to remain as North Texas’ coach after Kansas State had expressed interest in him to replace Hall of Famer Bill Snyder . ... Kansas RB Pooka Williams was suspended after his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery, the same day the star freshman was chosen Big 12 newcomer of the year.
GOLF: Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 17th on his way to an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead after the second round of the South African Open in Johannesburg. Schwartzel moved to 12 under and replaced Louis Oosthuizen atop the leaderboard.
ALSO: Alex Morgan was named U.S. Soccer’s Player of the Year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games . ... Derek Fisher was introduced as coach of the the Los Angeles Sparks, a team he watched play at Staples Center while he helped the Lakers win five NBA championships as their point guard . ... Days after getting his first career World Cup win, Stefan Luitz could be disqualified for breaking skiing’s doping rules by using an oxygen mask. The International Ski Federation said it is investigating an incident Sunday in Beaver Creek, Colo. Luitz won a giant slalom that started at an altitude of 10,340 feet. The World Anti-Doping Agency allows “supplemental oxygen administered by inhalation,” but notes that sports bodies can choose to prohibit it. FIS rules state oxygen tanks cannot be brought to race venues.