Harbaugh coming back to Ann Arbor...Suh suspended for playoff game...Ryan, Trestman, Smith dismissed

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UNDATED (AP) — Michigan will hold a news conference today, when they are expected to announce the hiring of Jim Harbaugh as their head football coach. A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press that the former Wolverines quarterback has signed a deal to take over for Brady Hoke. The 51-year-old Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three straight NFC championship games and one Super Bowl loss before missing the playoffs at 8-8 this season.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has given Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAH'-muh-kahng soo) a one-game suspension for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' left leg twice, once with each foot. The incident occurred during the Lions' loss yesterday at Green Bay and is the latest in a list of 10 punishments handed down to Suh since turning pro in 2010. The decision means Suh will miss the Lions' playoff game Sunday against Dallas, although he still has time to appeal the suspension.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets have dismissed head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after the team finished 4-12 to miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year. The Chicago Bears got rid of second-year head coach Marc Trestman and third-year GM Phil Emery following a fourth consecutive season without a postseason berth, And the Atlanta Falcons fired coach Mike Smith, who went 66-46 with the team but was just 10-22 the last two seasons.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Kyle Orton has informed the Buffalo Bills that he's retiring after helping the team post its first winning season since 2004. The Bills finished 9-7 this year, with the 32-year-old Orton winning seven of his 12 starts after replacing EJ Manuel. He completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,018 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) — Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press men's basketball poll for the fourth consecutive week, taking all 65 first-place votes after beating previous No. 4 Louisville 68-60 on Saturday. Duke is second, followed by Virginia, Wisconsin and Louisville. Villanova, Gonzaga, Arizona, Iowa State and Utah round out the top 10.

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