Sports briefs 3-3-14: Jax State's Bishop ties NCAA mark with 10 ABs

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Jacksonville State's Michael Bishop tied an NCAA Division I record with 10 at-bats, getting his fifth hit of the game in the bottom of the 17th inning to beat Kennesaw State 9-8 on Sunday.

Bishop, a senior outfielder from Pelham, Ala., singled up the middle with two outs to end the longest game in both schools' histories. Bishop's 10 at-bats tied the mark set previously by six others, most recently by Kent State's George Roberts and Derek Toadvine in a 21-inning NCAA tournament victory against Kentucky in 2012.

Jacksonville State (6-4) set 10 school records and tied another in the game, which lasted 5 hours and 43 minutes, and featured a total of 591 pitches -- 287 by 10 Jacksonville State pitchers, and 304 by seven Kennesaw State hurlers.

Michael McCreless (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings for the win, while Cole McArthur (0-1) took the loss for Kennesaw State (7-6).

• Football

Getting treatment: Embattled former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is receiving treatment in the wake of the team's bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.

The person said the NFL Players Association is supporting Incognito's treatment.

Another person familiar with Incognito's situation said the veteran lineman is exhausted after being "dragged through the mud" in recent months.

NFL honors: Kansas City's Andy Reid was honored as the AFC Coach of the Year on Saturday at the NFL 101 Awards, and Carolina's Ron Rivera -- Reid's former protege -- took the NFC award.

One of Reid's former players, Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy was selected the NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning took the AFC award for the eighth time.

Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly was the NFC Defensive Player of the Year winner, and Indianapolis linebacker Robert Mathis took the AFC honor. Mathis was the only player of the four present at the awards dinner.

Award to Malzahn: Auburn coach Gus Malzahn received the Bowden Award named after former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, a Birmingham native who coached the Seminoles to the first of his two national titles in 1993.

The 5-year-old award is selected by the National Sports Writers and Sports Broadcasters of America and the Over The Mountain Touchdown Club.

Former Georgia coach Vince Dooley received the lifetime achievement award.

QB transferring: Former Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer says he will transfer to Virginia Tech, where he can compete to replace Logan Thomas.

Brewer posted on his Twitter account: "Excited and humbled to announce that I will be attending Virginia Tech." He is set to graduate from Texas Tech in May so he'll be eligible to play for the Hokies next season. Virginia Tech is trying to replace three-year starter Thomas.

Virginia Tech could not yet confirm Brewer's decision.

• Elsewhere

Dramatic win: Paula Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women's Champions for her first LPGA Tour title since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

Creamer's downhill putt curled right to left across the 18th green. The American ran across the green, fell to her knees and put her head on the ground, laughing and pounding the grass.

Creamer closed with a 3-under 69 to match Munoz at 10-under 278 on Sentosa's Serapong Course.

Fredette starts over: Jimmer Fredette wanted to start over. The Chicago Bulls wanted to improve their outside shooting.

Each side is hoping for a perfect match.

Fredette joined the surging Bulls after the team announced it had signed the sharp-shooting guard for the rest of the season. The 6-foot-2 Fredette then played the last three minutes of Chicago's 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks, drilling a long jumper for his first basket with his new team.

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