Compiled from wire reports

Baseball

Sources say Cubs, Maddon reach deal

•?Joe Maddon, who exercised an opt-out clause in his contract last week to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, has reached a lucrative agreement to manage the Chicago Cubs. The agreement, first reported by CBS Sports’ website, was confirmed by an official who spoke to the New York Times on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been formally announced. The Cubs were believed to be waiting for the end of the World Series before making the announcement.

•?Police in Las Vegas say no crime was committed when former major league slugger Jose Canseco shot himself in the finger in what he and investigators say was an accident. The former Oakland Athletics outfielder tweeted a photo Wednesday of his heavily bandaged left hand and said he was recovering at home.

TENNIS

Wozniacki confident about marathon

•?Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is confident she can finish the New York City Marathon on Sunday even though her success on the court has cut into her training. Wozniacki said she originally planned to go for a long run of close to the 26.2-mile distance, as aspiring marathoners are supposed to do in their preparations. Then she kept on winning, reaching the finals at the U.S. Open and making deep runs at two tournaments in Asia. Too worn out to try that longer training run, she has never covered more than about 13 miles.

•?Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals.

•?Garbine Muguruza’s perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.

College basketball

ACC commissioner denies UNC red flags

•?Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said there were no red flags indicating academic fraud was being missed or ignored at North Carolina while he was the school’s athletic director. Swofford made the comments at the league’s basketball media day, a week after an outside investigation detailed wide-ranging fraud in a UNC academic department popular with athletes. The report outlined specifics, including sham courses with artificially high grades.

•?Hawaii has fired its head basketball coach a little more than two weeks before its first regular-season game. The university announced that it had fired head coach Gib Arnold, who had been with the program for four years in his first Division I head coaching job, and assistant Brandyn Akana. The school has been under investigation since March by the NCAA.

Other SPORTS

Illegal hit results ?in NHL suspension

•?The NHL suspended New York Rangers defenseman John Moore for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula. The decision was handed out by the league’s Department of Player Safety following an in-person hearing with Moore, who is considered a repeat offender.

•?Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand was banned for three games over a tweet containing a derogatory reference to women. The English Football Association found that Ferdinand’s comment was “abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper” that included a “reference to gender.”

•?Tour of Spain champion Alberto Contador has capped his tumultuous season by winning the Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2014. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider succeeded Chris Froome, who won the 2013 Tour de France but crashed out of this year’s race.

— From wire reports