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Bears hire Childress as an offensive consultant, sources say:

Kansas City Chiefs 61-year-old assistant head coach Brad Childress hinted at retirement at the end of the 2017 season. But according to ESPN, Childress will reunite with new Bears head coach Matt Nagy as an offensive consultant. Childress is a native of the Chicago area. He is from far-west suburban Aurora, where he graduated from Marmion Academy, and then Eastern Illinois University. Childress and Nagy worked together for the previous five years in Kansas City.

Frazier leaving Yankees for Mets, source says:

NEW YORK -- A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent third baseman Todd Frazier and the New York Mets have agreed on a two-year contract for $17 million. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a physical. Frazier turns 32 next week. He hit a combined .213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs last season for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. A two-time All-Star, Frazier hit 35 homers for Cincinnati in 2015 and 40 for the White Sox in 2016.

Pacers lose Collison for 2-3 weeks with knee injury:

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers will be without Darren Collison for two to three weeks after he arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Coach Nate McMillan made the announcement before the start of Monday night's game against Washington. McMillan said Collison suffered the injury during Saturday's victory over Philadelphia. A subsequent MRI showed he needed surgery. Collison is averaging 12.8 points, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 43.2 percent on 3-pointers. Cory Joseph will replace Collison in the lineup.

Lions hire Matt Patricia as coach:

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions have hired Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots as their coach. The expected hiring of the defensive coordinator comes a day after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. Lions general manager Bob Quinn made the move Monday, reuniting with someone he worked with in New England for more than a decade. Patricia was the Patriots' defensive coordinator for six seasons, ending with a Super Bowl loss in which his unit gave up 41 points and 538 yards. He was on Bill Belichick's staff for 14 seasons, overlapping with Quinn for many years.

Nets trade Zeller to Bucks for Vaughn, second-round pick:

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have traded center Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee for guard Rashad Vaughn and a second-round pick. The Nets say Monday they will get the pick this June if it falls between Nos. 31-47. If not, it will go to Brooklyn in 2020. Zeller signed with the Nets last summer after spending the three previous seasons with Boston. He averaged 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds and had recently been replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Jarrett Allen.

Knicks' Baker to have season-ending shoulder surgery:

NEW YORK -- Knicks guard Ron Baker will have right shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season. The Knicks say Monday that Baker will have an arthroscopic shoulder stabilization. It will be performed Wednesday by Dr. Answorth Allen. The team says the expected recovery time is four to six months. Baker dislocated the shoulder and tore his labrum Jan. 30 in a victory over Brooklyn. The backup guard finishes with 2.4 points per game in 29 games.

Morgan scores 24 as Indiana beats Rutgers:

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Juwan Morgan had 24 points and eight rebounds and Robert Johnson scored 19 points to lead Indiana past Rutgers 65-43 on Monday night. Indiana (13-12, 6-7 Big Ten) jumped to a 5-0 lead before making it 11-2. Rutgers was held under 10 points until 6:31 left in the first half, when Geo Baker hit a 3-pointer to make it 24-11. Indiana took a 26-16 lead into halftime. Rutgers (12-14, 2-11) was led by Deshawn Freeman, who had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals, as the Scarlet Knights shot 24.1 percent (13 of 54) from the field and tied their lowest scoring output of the season.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Geographic Code:1U3IN
Date:Feb 6, 2018
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