Athlete of the Week: Chris Favoroso
By Matt Lincoln/CBS12
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. - Chris Favoroso is a two-time wrestling champion, the first one in the history of one of the best high school programs in South Florida. So he's a no-brainer choice for the CBS12 Athlete of the Week.
Favoroso moved to Florida from New Jersey in the 8th grade. It was not by chance he wound up at Jensen Beach.
"We picked here for wrestling," says Favoroso. "No one works harder than us."
Coach Tom McMath has had 5 state champions at Jensen, but no one quite like Chris.
"You can't teach fight," says McMath. "From the start, I knew he had that in him."
Chris's promise for greatness has turned into results. He won a state championship as a Sophomore in the 170 weight class and repeated as a state champion last week at 195.
Also a star football player, Favoroso has his eyes set on a big senior year - and the rare wrestling feat of a three-peat.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon as their new manager. The move comes just hours after the team fired Rick Renteria who went 73-89 in his only season on the job. Renteria has been offered another position with the club.
Maddon became available after he opted out of his contract with the Rays earlier this month. He had a 754-705 record in nine seasons in Tampa Bay, leading the club to four playoff appearances, two AL East titles and a five-game loss to Philadelphia in the 2008 World Series.
Cubs president Theo Epstein says Renteria deserved to come back next season but that Maddon's departure changed things.
Maddon will be introduced at a news conference Monday.
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UNDATED (AP) -- Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll for the second straight season. Kentucky received 52 first-place votes from the 65-member panel to become the fourth team to earn consecutive preseason No. 1s.
Arizona is No. 2 in the poll, receiving five first-place votes, with Wisconsin No. 3 getting eight first-place votes but 35 points less than Arizona in overall points. Rounding out the top five are Duke and Kansas. The second five are North Carolina, Florida, Louisville, Virginia and Texas.
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Detroit also made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez, well ahead of Monday's deadline. Detroit would receive draft-pick compensation if either of those free agent stars signs with another major league team before the amateur draft in June.
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-- Colorado has exercised the $2.25 million option for 2015 on closer LaTroy Hawkins. The 41-year-old right-hander was 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 23 saves in 26 chances for the Rockies this season.
-- Cleveland has exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on utilityman Mike Aviles (ah-VEE'-lihs). He hit .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games this season. Aviles played six positions, during the season.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State and shooting guard Klay Thompson have agreed to a four-year maximum contract extension worth about $70 million, a person with knowledge of the deal has told the Associated Press. The person says there is no opt out clause for either side in the new deal.
Thompson and the team had until the end of Friday to get a deal done or Thompson could become a restricted free agent next summer, when the Warriors would've had an opportunity to match any offer sheet he signed.
Thompson has become one of the NBA's top two-way guards since being drafted by the Warriors with the 11th overall pick in 2011.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have signed starting center Anderson Varejao (VAR-eh-zhow) to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not immediately known. Varejao was in the final year of a six-year contract he signed in 2008. He was eligible to become a free agent this summer, but the Cavs decided to lock him up for a few more seasons.
UNDATED (AP) -- Alec Burks has agreed to a new four-year, $42 million dollar contact with Utah a person with knowledge of the deal has told the Associated Press. The deal could be work $45 million with incentives.
Burks was the 12th overall pick in 2011 out of Colorado. After averaging just over 7.0 points and playing fewer than 18 minutes per game in his first two seasons, Burks made some big strides for the struggling Jazz last season. He averaged 14.0 points and 3.3 rebounds and is off to a nice start this season with 16.5 points on 50 percent shooting in the Jazz's first two games.
UNDATED (AP) -- A night after having his homecoming ruined with a 95-90 loss to the Knicks, LeBron James and his Cavaliers are in Chicago to meet the Bulls tonight. In the opinion of many this could be a preview of the Eastern Conference finals next spring as the Cavs and Bulls are being touted as the best teams in the East. Chicago won its opening game on Wednesday against the Knicks in New York, so this evening's contest is the Bulls' home opener.
Defending league champion San Antonio opens the road portion of its schedule tonight with a game in Phoenix. Each team won its first game of the season.
The two teams based in Los Angeles are squaring off tonight in Staples Center with the Lakers serving as hosts. The Clippers won their season opener last night while the Lakers are winless in two games.
Tonight's other games feature Memphis at Indiana, the Bucks at home to the 76ers and Portland at Sacramento.
UNDATED (AP) -- There are four games on ice this evening.
In Columbus the Blue Jackets are playing host to the Maple Leafs while the Stanley Cup champion Kings are in Detroit, the Stars are home to the Ducks and Nashville is at Calgary.
In regard to the Kings-Red Wings game, Detroit has won six of the last eight regular-season games played between the teams. And for the Stars and Ducks, this is their first encounter since Game 6 of last spring's Western Conference final, which the Ducks won 5-4 in overtime.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- This week's stop on the Sprint Cup circuit is in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas 500 is Sunday and qualifying for the pole is taking place this evening. The Chase championship field will be cut from eight to four after the Phoenix event next week, with race winners earning spots in the Nov. 16 finale in Florida.
Joey Logano won the April race at the Fort Worth track.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan is looking for an athletic director as Dave Brandon has resigned. He was under pressure as the football team is in the midst of a dismal season and there has been controversy over the school's handling of everything from its concussion protocol to student seating at games. Football coach Brady Hoke's future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team's lack of progress.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a 5-under 67 that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the PGA's CIMB Classic. Hurley matched his score from Thursday for a 10-under total of 134, two strokes ahead of fellow American Kevin Streelman in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event.
A group of seven players was one stroke further back at 7 under, including defending champion Ryan Moore.
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