Former Liberal BeeJays general manager Don Carlile died Tuesday at his home in Topeka. Carlile, 82, worked for the BeeJays from 1955 to 1991, and was also a past president of the Jayhawk League. Carlile moved to Topeka in 1991 when he became director of transportation for the Kansas Corporation Commission. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, five children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
* The Florida Marlins traded power-hitting second baseman Dan Uggla to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Omar Infante and left-hander Mike Dunn. A two-time All-Star, Uggla hit .287 with 33 homers and 105 RBIs this season. Infante was a first-time All-Star who hit a career-high .321 with eight homers and 47 RBIs. Dunn was 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 25 games in his rookie season.
* The Marlins are reportedly near a deal to sign catcher John Buck to an $18 million, three-year contract. Buck was a first-time All-Star this season, when he hit .281 with 20 homers and 66 RBIs for the Toronto Blue Jays. He played six seasons with the Kansas City Royals before signing with the Blue Jays.
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Wichita State moved up two spots to No. 20 in the NCAA's power ratings. The Shockers are one of four Missouri Valley Conference schools in the top 50, along with No. 6 Northern Iowa, No. 29 Missouri State and No. 43 Creighton.
Hutchinson freshman Jackie Patterson was chosen Jayhawk Conference women's player of the week. Patterson averaged 14 points in wins over Bethany JV and Moberly (Mo.).
* Sophomore Abby Fawcett hit five three-pointers and scored 31 points as the Butler women beat Kansas City (Kan.) 79-57 and improved to 6-0.
* Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Shannon Brown added 16 of his 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-107 to snap a two-game losing streak. Drew Gooden added 22 points and 13 boards for Milwaukee (5-6), which had its three-game winning streak end.... Gilbert Arenas, replacing injured rookie John Wall, scored 20 points in his first start of the season to help the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 109-94. Wall is out with a sprained left foot.... Wesley Matthews, subbing for injured guard Brandon Roy, scored a career-high 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99. Roy, the Trail Blazers' leading scorer with 18.1 points per game, missed his first game of the season with a sore left knee.... Derrick Rose scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls opened a seven-game road trip with a 95-92 victory over the Houston Rockets.
McPherson quarterback Shane Mascarenas was chosen KCAC player of year. Mascarenas, a senior, led the Bulldogs (10-0) to an undefeated season, completing 63 percent of his passes for 3,419 yards and 35 touchdowns. Complete All-KCAC list, Page 6D.
* The NFL Players Association wants two bye weeks and bigger rosters to accept the league's proposed 18-game regular season. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that the union's counterproposal also includes a potential expansion of practice squad size and a two-thirds reduction of offseason workouts. The owners want to play 18 regular-season and two preseason games instead of the current breakdown of 16 and four. That's one issue to be hashed out during the collective bargaining negotiations between the league and the union.
Kris Versteeg scored second-period power-play goals 59 seconds apart and the Toronto Maple Leafs overcome an early three-goal deficit in a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators. The Leafs had four power-play goals in the second period and won for the the first time since Oct. 26.... Carey Price made 41 saves for his third shutout and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to four with a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
U.S. investigators interviewed French anti-doping officials at Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France, as part of a probe into allegations of drug use by cyclists, including Lance Armstrong, a French official told The Associated Press. The investigation shifted its focus to France, with an American delegation seeking information from police officials and the national anti-doping agency (AFLD) that has stored some of Armstrong's samples from the Tour de France. Armstrong won cycling's storied race seven straight times, from 1999 to 2005.