Compiled from wire reports
Bears hire Emery ?as general manager
•?The Chicago Bears hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as their new general manager. Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004 and replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after an injury-riddled 8-8 season. Emery and New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht were finalists and both interviewed twice. The Bears also interviewed San Diego Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, and current Bears director of player personnel Tim Ruskell.
•?San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County jail records show Smith was booked Saturday morning and held on $1,000 bond. A Miami-Dade County Corrections spokeswoman said Smith was arrested by Miami Beach police.
•?Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins and Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to lead the North to a 23-13 victory in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Purdue kicker Carson Wiggs put it away with his third short field goal, a 28-yarder with 4:11 left in the showcase for senior NFL prospects.
UConn guard ruled eligible to play
•?Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright was cleared to return to action after a second NCAA investigation this season into his eligibility. UConn made the announcement Saturday, without detailing the findings of the investigation. Boatright, who is a freshman, served a six-game suspension at the start of the season the season because of an infraction that involved the acceptance of a plane ticket while he was playing AAU basketball. Connecticut was forced to again bench Boatright on Jan. 13 after the NCAA informed the school of another investigation into events that occurred before the guard became involved with UConn.
Nesbitt sets world record in 1,000
•?Canadian speedskater Christine Nesbitt broke the world record in the 1,000 meters in the world sprint championship in Calgary, Alberta. Nesbitt, the Olympic champion in the 1,000, finished in 1 minute, 12.68 seconds at the Olympic Oval to break the mark of 1.13.11 set by Canadian Cindy Klassen in 2006 on the same ice.
•?Lindsey Vonn stormed to a commanding World Cup downhill victory to follow up a super-combined win in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the previous day and extend her comfortable lead in the overall standings. The 27-year-old American outclassed the field and was almost 1.5 seconds up on second-placed Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany.
•?Didier Cuche won his second consecutive World Cup downhill race on a shortened Kandahar course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The 37-year-old Swiss veteran, who is retiring at the end of the season, grabbed his third downhill victory of the season and vaulted to the top of the event standings. Erik Guay of Canada finished second.
•?Siegfried Grabner led an Austrian sweep of a men’s snowboarding World Cup parallel giant slalom, while Amelie Kober of Germany defended her title in the women’s event in Sudelfeld, Germany. Grabner finished ahead of compatriots Lukas Mathies and two-time Sudelfeld winner Andreas Prommegger for his 14th World Cup win. Kober beat Austria’s Marion Kreiner in the women’s final.
•?Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won a men’s doubles luge World Cup event before Germany’s Tatjana Huefner won the women’s race. The Lingers had a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 46.691 seconds. Olympic and world champion Huefner timed 1:46.933 to head a German podium sweep.
•?The Columbus Blue Jackets will host the 2013 edition of the NHL All-Star game. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement Saturday at the NHL Board of Governors meetings.
— From wire reports