AP Source: Naduzzi to coach Pitt...Source: Varejao lost for season...McHale gets Rockets extension

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has reach agreement to become the head coach at Pittsburgh, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. A press conference is scheduled for Friday. The 48-year-old Narduzzi has spent the last eight seasons building the Spartans into one of the nation's top defenses. He would replace Paul Chryst who left to take the Wisconsin job.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the injury says Cavaliers starting center Anderson Varejao (VEHR'-eh-zhow) has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. He was injured in last night's win over Minnesota. An MRI confirmed the tear said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not released information on the injury.

HOUSTON (AP) — Coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Houston Rockets. He's in his fourth season with the team and has compiled a 153-104 record. The 57-year-old McHale led the Rockets to the playoffs in the last two seasons before they were eliminated in the first round. The Rockets are 20-7 and in second place in the Southwest Division.

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix has traded forward Anthony Tolliver to Detroit for forward Tony Mitchell, who the Pistons are expected to release to create salary cap room. Phoenix signed Tolliver to a two-year, $6 million contract in the offseason but he played sparingly and was not part of the regular rotation as the season went on.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain missed practice today to be in Alabama where investigators are looking into a fire that destroyed his house there. The six-bedroom, five-bath mansion was gutted by a suspicious fire Monday. McClaim's off-season home was on the market for $1.5 million.

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