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HURRICANES' TOP CHOICE OPTS TO STAY AT RUTGERS

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, above, will stay with the school he led to prominence this season rather than pursue a job with Miami. Schiano, Miami's defensive coordinator in 1999 and 2000, said he told Hurricanes athletic director Paul Dee on Monday he was not a candidate to replace Larry Coker, fired after a 6-6 regular season. Schiano, Miami's top choice, has orchestrated Rutgers' rise from one of the nation's lowliest programs the past six seasons. At 10-2, the Scarlet Knights are headed to a Texas Bowl matchup with Kansas State.

PRO BASKETBALL

SI picks Wade as top sportsman

Months after winning NBA Finals MVP, the honors keep coming for Dwyane Wade. TheHeat guard will be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, becoming the sixth NBA player selected in the award's 52 years. "When you think of Sportsman of the Year, you can go into every sport, there's always Tiger Woods, who every year can win, and then Roger Federer, the other guy who had an unbelievable year," Wade said. "I was thrilled."

PRO SOCCER

Glazers, Beckham check out Galaxy

There are reports out of England that the Glazer family, owners of the Bucs, could team with soccer legend David Beckham to buy into the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. Reports say the Glazers want to form an affiliation between the Galaxy and Manchester United, also owned by the Glazers. Red Issue, a British magazine geared toward Manchester United fans, first reported the story and said Beckham is the key to the deal and could end up playing for the Galaxy. The Glazers have not commented on the reports.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ex-Pinellas star to leave Seminoles

Florida State freshman guard Aaron Holmes, the Times' three-time all-Suncoast player of the year out of St. Petersburg Catholic, has decided to transfer. Coach Leonard Hamilton said after FSU's second game of the season three weeks ago that Holmes, a 6-5 sharpshooter who orally committed to North Carolina State before changing his mind, would sit out as a redshirt. "Apparently, there's something going on at his house with his family and he hasn't been able to do the things he needed to do up there," said Mike Moran, Holmes' coach at St. Petersburg Catholic. "He feels like he needs to be in town." Holmes is considering West Virginia, Xavier, Mississippi, Illinois and USF.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"This is where I want to be. This is the job I want to have.''

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, announcing Monday he is not interested in leaving.

Dave Andreychuk night

The first 5,000 fans to tonight's game will receive an Andreychuk bobblehead doll. Those attending are asked to be in their seats by 7:15 for the pregame ceremony honoring Andreychuk.

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