Washington — Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.
Arenas pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court. He will remain free at least until his sentencing March 26. The charge stems from a Dec. 21 incident in which Arenas acknowledged he stored guns in his locker at the Verizon Center and took them out to play a joke on a teammate. The NBA has suspended him indefinitely.
S.F. ace seeks arbitration
New York — Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum highlighted the list of 128 players who filed for salary arbitration Friday.
A’s nab Kouzmanoff
San Diego — The San Diego Padres agreed Friday to trade third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and a minor leaguer to the Oakland Athletics for outfielders Scott Hairston and Aaron Cunningham, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Vols hire La. Tech’s Dooley
Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee’s frantic search to find a new coach is over, and the Volunteers are turning to Louisiana Tech’s Derek Dooley. The son of former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, Derek Dooley went 17-20 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech and was the only coach in Div. I also to serve as his school’s athletic director.
The Volunteers hired him just days after Lane Kiffin abruptly quit the Tennessee job, bolting to USC 14 months into his tenure with the Vols.
OSU swipes Houston O.C.
Stillwater, Okla. — Houston offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen is bringing his high-powered attack to Oklahoma State. The architect of the nation’s top offense was hired Friday as the offensive coordinator of the Cowboys.
Gerhart to leave Stanford
Stanford, Calif. — Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart announced Friday that he will enter the NFL Draft instead of staying at Stanford for a fifth season.