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Kemp and Hudson win awards

November 12, 2009|Dylan Hernandez; Pete Thomas; David Wharton; Grahame L. Jones | Staff and Wire Reports

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp won his first Gold Glove on Wednesday but was already looking ahead to his next.

"People's expectations -- I'm supposed to win a Gold Glove every year," Kemp said. "I have to be better next year."

So, like second baseman Orlando Hudson, the other Dodger who was awarded a Gold Glove, Kemp has already started working out to prepare himself for next season.

"No time to rest, man," said Kemp, who was third in the majors with 14 assists in his first season as the Dodgers' primary center fielder.

Hudson, who won his fourth Gold Glove, said he wouldn't rule out re-signing with the Dodgers: "I would be interested in coming back. I wouldn't close the door."

-- Dylan Hernandez


The Washington Nationals are sticking with Jim Riggleman, dropping his interim tag and making him their manager for 2010, two people in baseball familiar with the team's plans told the Associated Press. . . . Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed to another one-year contract that will keep the slugger in Seattle next season.


USC signs four recruits

USC signed four in first-year Coach Kevin O'Neill's first recruiting class: guards Bryce Jones of Woodland Hills Taft and Maurice Jones of Arthur Hill High in Saginaw, Mich., and forwards Garrett Jackson of Westview High in Portland, Ore., and Curtis Washington of Elizabethtown High in Kentucky.

Dwayne Polee, from Westchester High, whose father is USC's director of basketball operations, did not sign a letter of intent but intends to play for the Trojans next year.

-- Pete Thomas


Josh Smith, the top name among UCLA's recruiting class, did not sign his letter of intent Wednesday and will wait until "sometime in the next seven to 10 days," his father said.

A source close to the situation said Smith, a 6-foot-9 center from Kent, Wash., might be waiting to arrange a signing ceremony at his high school. The Bruins did a receive a letter of intent from Santa Ana Mater Dei High's Tyler Lamb.

-- David Wharton


Guard Kyle Fuller of Moreno Valley Rancho Verde High signed with Vanderbilt. . . . Marcus Ginyard matched his career high with 17 points to help No. 6 North Carolina (2-0) to a 89-42 win over visiting North Carolina Central in the 2K Sports Classic. . . . Theo Robertson scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, making consecutive three-pointers during a decisive run, and No. 13 California defeated Detroit, 95-61, in the 2K Sports Classic in Berkeley.


ASU player arrested

Arizona State senior cornerback Terell Carr has been arrested on suspicion of three misdemeanors and booked into a Maricopa County jail. The 21-year-old Carr was arrested Tuesday, the same day he was suspended indefinitely by Sun Devils Coach Dennis Erickson for violating team rules.


Mississippi defensive end Greg Hardy is out for the season because of a broken left wrist. . . . Dan LeFevour ran for four touchdowns and passed for two more, leading Central Michigan (8-2, 6-0) to a 56-28 victory over visiting Toledo (4-6, 2-4) in a Mid-American Conference game.


Phelps second in medley

Michael Phelps finished second in the 200-meter medley final at the short-course World Cup at Stockholm. Phelps clocked 1 minute 53.93 seconds and was more than two seconds behind South Africa's Darian Townsend, who won in 1:51.79. Jessica Hardy and Peter Marshall of the United States broke their world records. Hardy clocked 28.96 seconds in qualifying for the women's 50 breaststroke, and Marshall won the 50 backstroke final in 22.73 seconds.


Arena is top coach in MLS

Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena was selected as coach of the year in Major League Soccer after taking the team from last place in 2008 to first place in 2009. Arena, 58, becomes the third two-time winner of the award, joining former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, now with the Seattle Sounders, and former Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley, now coach of the U.S. national team.

-- Grahame L. Jones


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