FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas high school coach Tim Buchanan benched his starters after only 21 plays, kept to a conservative ground game and even allowed the clock to run uninterrupted after halftime to hasten the final whistle. Still, his Bearcats won 91-0.
Now the coach is facing formal accusations of bullying.
The impressive victory for undefeated Aledo High School, a football powerhouse in suburban Fort Worth that has put up similar numbers against other schools, has forced an investigation after a parent from the opposing team filed a bullying complaint. The complaint, which must be investigated under state law, says Buchanan should have done more to prevent the lopsided score.
"It wasn't good for anybody," Buchanan said of the Friday win over Western Hills in a Class 4A matchup. "I've sat and gone over and over and over it on what we could have done differently. The score could have very easily been 150 to nothing."
World Series umpires: John Hirschbeck will umpire his fourth World Series and will be crew chief for the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hirschbeck will be behind the plate for Wednesday night's opener at Fenway Park, with Mark Wegner at first, Dana DeMuth at second, Paul Emmel at third, Bill Miller in left and Jim Joyce in right.
Harvey surgery: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has had elbow-reconstruction surgery, and he will miss the entire 2014 season.
Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey's right elbow. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes about a year.
Lincecum staying: Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching an agreement on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.
The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal.
Someone saw victim: At least one person saw the mortally wounded Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed lying in an apartment building stairwell but thought he'd just passed out from a party, Ypsilanti's interim police chief told a community meeting Tuesday.
Tony DeGiusti also said that at least six people heard gunshots and others saw a fight in a parking lot.
Harvin returns: Percy Harvin was back on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks.
When he finally gets into a game is unknown.
Harvin was limited in his return to practice for the Seahawks. It was his first work with the team since undergoing hip surgery in early August.
Prolific passer: Mendocino College quarterback Trevor Taylor's prolific passing game ended in a loss.
Taylor threw for 796 yards against the College of the Redwoods on Saturday only to see his team lose 69-66 on a touchdown pass with 5 seconds remaining. Taylor completed 38 of 52 passes and threw for nine touchdowns in the California Community College Athletic Association game.
Miami penalties: The Miami Hurricanes learned their penalties on Tuesday more than 21⁄2 years after former booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro contacted the NCAA from prison and began detailing his role in rampant rule-breaking by those involved with Miami's football and men's basketball programs.
The most notable sanctions are the nine lost football scholarships over three years and one lost basketball scholarship in each of the next three seasons.
Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, the former Hurricanes coach, will miss the first five games of Missouri's upcoming season because of what the NCAA said his role was in the Shapiro scandal.
Three former Miami assistant coaches got two-year show-cause bans.