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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The Hurricanes learned their penalties on Tuesday more than 2 1/2 years after former booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro contacted the NCAA from prison and began detailing his role in rampant rule-breaking by those involved with Miami's football and men's basketball programs.
The most notable sanctions are the nine lost football scholarships over three years and one lost basketball scholarship in each of the next three seasons.
A three-year period of probation, which started Tuesday, and some recruiting restrictions are also part of the penance.
But for the first time since 2010, Miami's football team - currently undefeated and ranked No. 7 nationally - will be heading to a bowl game.
Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, the former Hurricanes coach, will miss the first five games of Missouri's upcoming season because of what the NCAA said his role was in the Shapiro scandal.
Three former Miami assistant coaches got two-year show-cause bans, including Clint Hurtt, who's part of the football staff at Louisville.
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized to Tiger Woods after insinuating the world's No. 1 player cheated during his five-win season.
Chamblee saved Woods for last in his report card of 14 players in a column posted last week on Golf.com. He told of getting caught cheating on a math test in the fourth grade, and how the teacher crossed a line through his "100" and gave him an "F."
The 51-year-old Chamblee apologized in a series of posts on his Twitter account on Tuesday night.
"My intention was to note Tiger's rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far," he wrote.
Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, the agent for Woods, was so incensed by Chamblee's column that he released a statement to ESPN.com that accused the analyst of a desperate attempt to garner attention. In an interview with ESPN.com, Steinberg said he would "have to give some thought to legal action."
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Amateur golfer Lydia Ko is turning pro at the age of 16 after previously foregoing more than $1 million in potential prize money.
Ko, ranked No. 4 in the world, tweeted her decision on Wednesday, saying she made up her mind after taking advice from rugby player Israel Dagg.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching an agreement on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.
The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching coach Bryan Price a three-year deal to take the team deep into the playoffs.
The job carries enormous expectations for the 51-year-old Price, who has been one of the most successful pitching coaches in the majors but has never managed at any level. He and Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman were two in-house candidates considered for the job.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers bench coach Trey Hillman's contract option for 2014 wasn't picked up, while most of the rest of manager Don Mattingly's staff is expected to return.
The team confirmed that Hillman's tenure had ended after three seasons.
The options on pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach Davey Lopes and third base coach Tim Wallach were picked up. The team says it hopes to retain bullpen coach Chuck Crim and assistant hitting coach John Valentin.
Mark McGwire, who just completed his first season as hitting coach, was already under contract.
Mattingly is under contract, although his status has yet to be confirmed. He said Monday that his option for 2014 had vested, but he wasn't sure if he would be back for a fourth season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has had elbow-reconstruction surgery, and he will miss the entire 2014 season.
Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey's right elbow. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes about a year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins added Paul Molitor to their coaching staff, assigning him supervision of the team's base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning as well as assistance with in-game strategy.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Percy Harvin was back on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks.
When he finally gets into a game is unknown.
Harvin was limited in his return to practice for the Seahawks. It was his first work with the team since undergoing hip surgery in early August.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have agreed to a contract with Brady Quinn, quickly adding another quarterback after losing Sam Bradford to a season-ending left knee injury.
Kellen Clemens, the backup the past two years, will make his first start since 2011 on Monday night against the Seahawks.
The former agent of linebacker Elvis Dumervil has been disciplined by the NFLPA for actions that led to the linebacker's release from the Denver Broncos last March.
The NFLPA Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline imposed a six-month suspension of Marty Magid's certification as an NFLPA contract adviser and levied a $25,000 fine.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Four people accused of roles in an altercation caught on video following a New York Jets-New England Patriots game in New Jersey are now banned from all events held at the stadium.
The Jets made the announcement shortly after New Jersey state police filed simple assault and disorderly conduct charges against the three Massachusetts residents and a New York man.
The team said it has "zero tolerance for this behavior," which it said violates its "Fan Code of Conduct."
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has tweeted that he left the intensive care unit and had full feeling in his arms and legs after injuring his neck in a game.
Finley posted Monday night on Twitter that he was able to walk to and from the shower. He thanked family, friends, teammates and fans for an outpouring of support.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Richard Petty Motorsports fired Todd Parrott for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy.
Parrott was crew chief for the No. 43 car driven by Aric Almirola for the last year. NASCAR suspended him indefinitely last week for failing a random drug test.
Petty said there was no way to keep Parrott with the team following the failed test.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - County commissioners approved $20 million in tourism taxes to be used toward the funding of an $84 million downtown Orlando Major League Soccer stadium, clearing the last hurdle for the city to be the home of the league's next expansion franchise.