Girls basketball: Palmetto wins tourney
CAPE CORAL -- Palmetto's Jermisha Collins recorded a rare quadruple-double Tuesday night as the Tigers claimed the championship at the Oasis Christmas Shootout with a 56-53 victory over Southwest Miami.
Collins scored 21 points and recorded 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals to earn tournament MVP honors. Taylor Rozier added 15 points, Brianna Smythe had 10 points, and Conner Rozier contributed eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.
The Tigers improved to 11-5.
NFL: Broncos get 9 Pro Bowlers; Bucs get McCoy
NEW YORK -- The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl.
Quarterback Peyton Manning was picked for the 14th time. Joining Manning from the Broncos will be Ryan Clady, Chris Harris, Von Miller, Aqib Talib, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware.
The NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys were second with six selections for the Jan. 25 game in Glendale, Arizona, site of the Super Bowl.
Tony Romo will be going for the fourth time. Dez Bryant, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, DeMarco Murray and Tyron Smith were also honored. Dallas led the NFL with six offensive players chosen.
Other notable players selected included Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks New England's Tom Brady (10th selection), Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers (fourth), and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger (third).
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is the lone Tampa Bay Buccaneer selected.
For the second consecutive season, players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.
Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl teams.
ELSEWHERE -- The division-deciding games at Green Bay and Atlanta will be played late Sunday afternoon. The NFL moved the Lions-Packers game for the NFC North to 4:25 p.m. EST. It also put the Panthers-Falcons game in that time slot, but switched networks for that showdown for the NFC South crown to CBS. Detroit-Green Bay will be on Fox. ... Lions center Dominic Raiola lost his appeal of a one-game suspension for stepping on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. ... Johnny Manziel says he grew up during his first NFL season. Manziel, who will not play in the Browns' season finale at Baltimore because of a hamstring injury, said that he's not the same person or quarterback who first entered the league. The hyped rookie says it was a mistake to come in with a "college mindset" and that he intends to take his job "a lot more seriously" in the future. ... Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is not practicing because of a sore shoulder, raising the likelihood rookie Connor Shaw will start the season finale at Baltimore. ... Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers practiced and said he's not feeling the effects of back and rib injuries. ... The Atlanta Falcons placed safety William Moore on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Baseball: Average salary exceeds $3.8 million
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise in more than a decade, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4 million barrier for the first time in 2015.
The Major League Baseball Players Association said the average salary was $3,818,923, up from $3,386,212 last year. The 12.78 percent hike was the biggest since a 12.83 percent rise from 2000 to 2001.
ELSEWHERE -- The Mets' L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli and a former IMG Academy player, was suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program for his second positive test for a drug of abuse. ... Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants finalized a $24 million, two-year contract. ... Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.
Soccer: Wambach, Navas voted top players
MIAMI -- American forward Abby Wambach has been voted CONCACAF's Female Player of the Year, and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas was honored as Male Player of the Year.
The governing body of soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean said Wambach won after finishing second to U.S. teammate Alex Morgan last year's inaugural awards. Costa Rican midfielder Shirley Cruz was second and Mexican forward Charlyn Corral third in voting by national team coaches and captains, media and fans.
Navas was followed by Costa Rican forward Bryan Ruiz and American goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Howard won his second straight Goalkeeper of the Year award, and Costa Rica's Jorge Luis Pinto was Coach of the Year. Ruiz won Goal of the Year for his shot against Italy during the World Cup, and Mark Geiger was Referee of the Year after becoming the first American to referee a knockout-rounds match at the World Cup.
Motorsports: Larson welcomes first child
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Kyle Larson is a rookie again, this time a new father.
The 22-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver welcomed his first child Monday. Larson tweeted a photo of himself, girlfriend Katelyn Sweet and their newborn son, Owen, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Larson said Owen Miyata Larson was born Monday at 11:09 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
-- Herald staff, wire reports