Wednesday's Sports in Brief

The Associated Press Published:

Temple to the Big East: Nearly a decade after Temple's moribund football program was pushed out of the Big East, the revitalized Owls are rejoining the conference -- and bringing along their potent men's basketball team.

The school will move to the Big East for football next season and all other sports in 2013.

Wooden finalist: Brittney Griner of Baylor, Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame and sisters Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford are among 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award given to college basketball's top female player.

The winner will be announced April 6 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Kidd fined: The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd $25,000 for criticizing the officiating in a game earlier this week.

Facing criminal charges: A Massachusetts man accused of aiming a laser pointer into the eyes of the opposing goalie at his daughter's high school hockey game is facing criminal charges.

Authorities announced Tuesday that 42-year-old Joseph Cordes will be summoned to East Boston District Court to face a charge of disturbing the peace.

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