Mark Richt is going back to where his college career began. The former Miami quarterback reportedly reached a tentative agreement to be the Hurricanes' next head coach, pending the completion of contract talks.
Richt spent the past 15 seasons as the head coach at Georgia, averaging nearly 10 wins a season and leading the Bulldogs to a pair of Southeastern Conference championships.
He is a South Florida native and played for Howard Schnellenberger at Miami, when the Hurricanes were just becoming the program that would win five national championships.
Richt takes over a Miami program that hasn't won more than nine games in a season since 2003, and hasn't won a bowl game since 2006.
Maryland hires Michigan DC as coach
Maryland hired Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin to lead a program that bottomed out in its second season as a member of the Big Ten. Durkin, 37, is in his first season at Michigan under Jim Harbaugh. He led a defense that ranks fourth in the nation in yards allowed per game. Before working at Michigan, Durkin was the defensive coordinator at Florida for two years.
•Toledo promoted offensive coordinator Jason Candle, 36, to head coach to replace Matt Campbell, who left to take over at Iowa State.
• Tennessee Tech coach Watson Brown, 65, announced his retirement.
•Florida will have leading receiver Demarcus Robinson back from his fourth suspension in three years for the SEC Championship Game against Alabama. ... Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Iowa cornerback Desmond King are the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award. ... Brigham Young accepted an invitation to the Las Vegas Bowl. The Cougars (9-3) will face a Pac-12 opponent Dec. 19.
Orioles acquire Trumbo
Baltimore acquired outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo and lefthander C.J. Riefenhauser from Seattle for catcher Steve Clevenger. The 29-year-old Trumbo hit .262 with 22 homers and 64 RBI in 142 games this year. He hit 29 homers in 2011, 32 in 2012 and 34 in 2013 before being limited by injuries in 2013 and slumping last year.
•Baltimore also agreed to a $2.6 million, one-year contract with righthander Vance Worley, avoiding arbitration. The former Twin went 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA last year in 23 appearances (eight starts) for Pittsburgh.
Tigers let Alburquerque take a right turn
The Tigers decided to non-tender the arbitration-eligible Al Alburquerque, making him a free agent. Alburquerque, 29, posted a 4.21 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 67 games last season. He has a 3.20 career ERA and 1.33 WHIP in five seasons.
•The Pirates declined to offer a contract to first baseman Pedro Alvarez, who led Pittsburgh with 27 homers in 2015 but struggled to make the transition from third base to first. Alvarez's 23 errors led the team.
Red Sox add outfielder Young
Outfielder Chris Young and the Red Sox finalized a $13 million, two-year contract. The 32-year-old Young hit .252 with 14 homers and 42 RBI in 318 at-bats last year.
•The Padres acquired lefthander Drew Pomeranz, minor leaguer lefty Jose Torres and either a player to be named or cash from the Athletics for first baseman Yonder Alonso and reliever Marc Rzepczynski. … The Mariners agreed to terms with outfielder Nori Aoki on a one-year deal.
•The Phillies claimed infielder Peter Bourjos off waivers from the Cardinals. ... Mark Mc- Gwire was named bench coach of the Padres. ... Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the Braves.
Klischko to fight Fury again
Wladimir Klitschko invoked a contract clause calling for a rematch with Tyson Fury in an attempt to regain the heavyweight title he lost to the British fighter. Fury took away Klitschko's four titles in a stunning unanimous decision in Düsseldorf on Saturday night, ending the Ukrainian's 9 -year reign as champion.
Miller files Title IX grievance
Former Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller and seven other women filed a Title IX grievance against the school this week, the latest move by former female coaches and players attempting to bring to light alleged gender discrimination violations by Bulldogs leaders.
A 12-page filing on Nov. 30 to the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights cites 54 allegations of gender discrimination against women and women's sports at UMD. The allegations range from unjust firings of women's coaches to discrepancies between men's and women's teams fringe benefits such as workout clothes and team snacks.
The complaint asks the Office of Civil Rights to investigate UMD on Title IX violations.
Joining Miller on the complaint are Jen Banford and Annette Wiles, former softball and women's basketball coaches, and five current or former athletes: Madison Kolls (hockey), Tea Villila (hockey), Ashley Lewis (softball), Tatum Garrity (cross-country) and Jenna McParland (hockey).
staff and wire reports