Michigan point guard Trey Burke has been named Big Ten player of the year by both a media panel and league coaches.
Burke and Indiana's Victor Oladipo are also considered national player of the year candidates. Indiana edged Michigan 72-71 on Sunday to win the outright conference title.
The media's All-Big Ten first team is Burke, Oladipo, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State. The coaches went with almost the same exact group, except Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. replaced Craft.
Both the media and the coaches named Gary Harris of Michigan State freshman of the year and Bo Ryan of Wisconsin coach of the year.
Oladipo was named defensive player of the year by the coaches.
Crean apologizes: Indiana coach Tom Crean says he has apologized to Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer for their heated exchange after Sunday's game.
Crean said during the Big Ten coaches conference call Monday that he apologized to Meyer over the phone on the way to the plane afterward. He said he wishes he had "never addressed anything after the heat of battle in a game, but I did and we move on. End of story."
The incident happened on the court after the Hoosiers beat the Wolverines 72-71 for the Big Ten title. Indianapolis TV station WRTV showed Crean being restrained as he yelled at Meyer: "You know what you did. You helped wreck the program. You helped wreck our program."
Irving hurt: Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving could miss the next month -- and maybe the rest of this season -- with a sprained left shoulder, the latest injury to sideline the All-Star guard.
Irving, who has dealt with several injuries during his brief NBA career, sprained his shoulder Sunday night in a loss to Toronto.
Commish upset: The commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference says he would rather have the tournament title game televised on the Food Network if CBS can't guarantee it will televise the entire game nationally.
Doug Elgin told The Associated Press on Monday that central and northern Illinois and all of Indiana didn't see the conclusion of Creighton's 68-65 nail-biter over Wichita State. Wichita State shaved a 13-point deficit to one in the final minute and Malcolm Armstead missed a potential tying 3-pointer just before the buzzer Sunday.
Wells released: The Cardinals released running back Beanie Wells after four injury-plagued seasons. A first-round pick in 2009, Wells showed flashes of the brilliance he had at Ohio State, but has only played one full season -- his rookie year.
Wells eclipsed 1,000 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in 2011, but was limited to eight games last season due to turf toe.
Boldin, Harvin dealt: On the eve of NFL free agency, trades involving top receivers Anquan Boldin and Percy Harvin grabbed the headlines.
In an odd twist Monday, Boldin went from the Ravens to the San Francisco 49ers, the team he helped Baltimore beat 34-31 in last month's Super Bowl.
Harvin, who expressed his discontent in Minnesota, was sent to Seattle.
Abdullah injured: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah might miss the rest of spring practice because of a knee injury.
Coach Bo Pelini said after practice Monday that Abdullah "tweaked" a knee and would be out at least a couple weeks.
Files lawsuit: The photographer who snapped Desmond Howard's Heisman Trophy touchdown pose in a 1991 game is suing the former Wolverine superstar and Sports Illustrated for using it.
The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/YnSKtm) reported Monday that Brian Masck says Howard, the magazine and others unlawfully copied and marketed the shot.
He has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit. Masck didn't obtain a copyright until 2011.
Jackets make move: The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned defenseman Cody Goloubef to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
The 23-year-old Goloubef has appeared in nine games with Columbus this season. He scored his first career NHL goal on Feb. 11 vs. San Jose.