• Cowboy charged after teammate dies in auto accident: Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys’ game today against the Bengals. Argumaniz said the 25-year-old Brown — a practice-squad linebacker who also was Brent’s teammate at the University of Illinois for three seasons — was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.
• Navy tops Army: Keenan Reynolds extended Navy’s dominance against Army, scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a 17-13 victory in the 113th rivalry game Saturday in Philadelphia. Navy (8-4) won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy awarded to the team with the best record in games among the three service academies. Army and Navy each beat Air Force, putting the prestigious trophy up for grabs in the regular-season finale for the first time since 2005.
• Cincinnati hires Tuberville: Texas Tech’s Tommy Tuberville was hired Saturday as Cincinnati’s next football coach, leaving the Big 12 for a school trying to move up to a better conference. The agreement came one day after Butch Jones left to become Tennessee’s next football coach, ending a week of uncertainty for the Bearcats (9-3). Cincinnati has won a share of four of the past five Big East titles and will play in the Belk Bowl. Tuberville went 20-17 in three seasons at Texas Tech, after coaching at Mississippi and Auburn.
• Marquez knocks out Pacquiao: Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night in Las Vegas, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers. Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the fifth and the two were exchanging heavy blows in the sixth round before Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao face down on the canvas at 2:59 of the sixth round. The referee waved the fight to an end as Marquez celebrated and the sold-out crowd at the MGM erupted. Pacquiao was down for about two minutes before his handlers managed to get him up. After being helped to his corner, Pacquiao sat on a stool, blew his nose and stared vacantly ahead as his handlers cut his gloves off. It was a stunning end to a furious fight and it may have signaled the end of Pacquiao’s career. “I threw a perfect punch," Marquez said. “I knew Manny could knock me out at any time."
Mixed martial arts
* Henderson dominates Diaz for UFC lightweight title: Benson Henderson came home and impressively retained the UFC lightweight championship Saturday night in Seattle, unanimously outpointing a flustered Nate Diaz. Henderson controlled the main event from the start, just a few miles from where he grew up in Federal Way. With the partisan crowd chanting Henderson’s name throughout the fight, he took a decisive 50-43, 50-45 and 50-45 decision, his second successful title defense.
• U.S. women beat China: On a day she and Abby Wambach were both kept off the scoreboard, Alex Morgan still managed to reach a rare milestone. Morgan became the second player in U.S. women’s national team history with at least 20 goals and 20 assists in the same year, and the Americans scored twice in the second half to beat China 2-0 on Saturday in Detroit. Morgan set up Sydney Leroux’s goal in the 84th minute after Carli Lloyd had given the U.S. the lead in the 50th. Morgan has 28 goals and 20 assists in 2012. Mia Hamm finished with 20 and 20 in 1998.
• A-Rod committed to ‘hard road back’ after surgery: Alex Rodriguez went to see doctors with hopes of finding something wrong. When they actually located a problem, only then did he start feeling a bit better. The New York Yankees’ third baseman said Saturday that plans are set for him to have surgery on his left hip in mid-January, and that he’s eager to embrace the challenge of coming back from both the operation and an unbelievably abysmal finish to last season. It’s expected that Rodriguez, who will be making his sixth trip to the disabled list in six seasons, could be sidelined until the All-Star break. “I’m not concerned," Rodriguez said. “I’m actually, in many ways, relieved that there’s something tangible that we can go fix."
• Phillies get Young from Rangers: Michael Young chose a full-time role over staying home. A person familiar with the trade said the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired the seven-time All-Star infielder from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers. Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause on Saturday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been announced. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young’s salary for 2013. Young is due to earn $16 million, and reports stated the Phillies will pay him only about $6 million of it. The Phillies sent right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers to get Young, who fills a void at third base.
— From wire reports