NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL says New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon has been returned to the reserve/commissioner suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league’s substance abuse policy. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2017 and at the time revealed in an interview with GQ magazine that he drank or used marijuana before games.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Michigan running back Karan Higdon will skip the Peach Bowl, saying on Instagram that it is in his best interests to miss the game to prepare to pursue an NFL career. Higdon is one of the Wolverines’ top offensive threats, rushing for 1,178 yards as a senior this season. Michigan will also play the Dec. 29 bowl game against Florida without defensive end Rashan Gary, who is skipping his senior season and entering the NFL draft.
MIAMI (AP) – Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul suffered a strained hamstring during last night’s 101-99 loss to the Heat in Miami. He was attempting a behind-the-back dribble near midcourt in the second quarter when he briefly lost control of the ball, and then grabbed at the back of his left leg moments later. Paul will undergo an MRI today to determine the severity and likely timetable for returning, but head coach Mike D’Antoni said it could be some time before his point guard is back.
UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that three-time All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the Colorado Rockies. The 33-year-old Murphy batted .299 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs in 91 games for the Nationals and Cubs last season, missing the start of the year following knee surgery. He’s a lifetime .299 hitter with 122 home runs, 333 doubles, 641 RBIs and a .458 slugging average.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Isaiah Green ran for a touchdown and was 17 of 25 passing for 221 yards as Marshall knocked off South Florida 38-20 in the Gasparilla Bowl. Keon Davis ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns, while Brenden Knox accumulated all 93 of his rushing yards in the first half. Marshall finishes 9-4, while USF ends a 7-6 season with six straight losses, including a bowl game on their home field.