Compiled from wire reports
Wisconsin QB Stave will miss OSU game
•?Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is done for the season after breaking his left collarbone against Michigan State. Coach Bret Bielema announced the news Monday, two days after the Badgers’ 16-13 overtime loss to the Spartans. He said Stave will need eight weeks to recover. Stave completed 70-of-118 attempts for 1,104 yards and six touchdowns in seven games. He threw three interceptions. Junior Danny O’Brien and senior Curt Phillips will vie for the starting spot for Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten Conference), which has a bye week before playing Indiana (1-3, 3-5) on Nov. 10.
• Iowa State senior linebacker Jake Knott is likely out for the season with a torn left shoulder. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads said Knott, the reigning Big 12 defensive player of the week and a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2011, had surgery Monday in Chicago. Rhoads said Knott might make it back for a potential bowl game. But the Cyclones won’t know more until later in the week. Knott injured his shoulder on Oct. 20 against Oklahoma State, but he returned and had 11 tackles and forced a fumble in Iowa State’s 35-21 win on Saturday over Baylor.
•?Montana offensive tackle Trevor Poole was arrested on a felony drug charge over the weekend after a drug task force officer in Missoula, Mont., reported seeing him exchange cash for a plastic baggie at a large Halloween party. Court records say when officers approached Poole, he told them he had two “molly” pills in his pocket that he had purchased that night. “Molly” is the street name for a form of the drug ecstasy. Poole made an initial appearance in court Monday on a charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and was released on his own recognizance. Montana coach Mick Delaney also announced the suspension of linebackers Nick Holt and John Kanongata’a and center Kjelby Oiland for Saturday’s game against Weber State.
• Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich was hired as Clemson’s AD. Clemson President James F. Barker said Monday that Radakovich was the right person to build on the work done by Terry Don Phillips, who announced his retirement in August. Radakovich has spent six years with the Yellow Jackets.
Djokovic set to end year ranked No. 1
• Novak Djokovic has clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking. Djokovic lost the top spot to Roger Federer in July but will return to No. 1 next week. The ATP said Federer will not be able to earn enough points to finish the year ahead of Djokovic.
• The PGA Tour released its 2013 schedule on Monday, with only 40 events as it prepares for a wraparound season that will start next fall. The 2013 season begins with the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Jan. 4-7, which again features a Monday finish. The FedEx Cup concludes with the Tour Championship on Sept. 19-22.
• New York City Marathon organizers expect Hurricane Sandy to have little effect on Sunday’s race. The New York Road Runners has contingency plans every year to adjust to any potential problems. The route through the five boroughs mostly avoids areas considered at highest risk for flooding. The biggest concern is getting entrants their numbers and to the starting line on Staten Island.
• Lionel Messi is in the running for a fourth consecutive FIFA world player of the year award. Twenty-three candidates were announced.
• Shanghai Bobby drew post position four in a field of nine for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile this weekend at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., where the colt will try to position himself as the winter favorite for the Kentucky Derby.
— From wire reports