AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to proving my athletic ability at the professional level,” he said in a statement released through his lawyers. “I believe I am ready for this challenge and the next chapter of my life.” Chris Wells from Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio, ran for three touchdowns and earned MVP honors in leading the East past the West 27-16 in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star game Saturday. Wells, who has verbally committed to Ohio State, scored on a pair of 5-yard runs and another from 2 yards out. He led all players with 67 yards on 13 carries. Kicker Kai Forbath from Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks booted a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter for the West, but also had a fourth-quarter field-goal try blocked and returned 65 yards by Raeshon McNeil of Mocksville, N.C. BASEBALL: Miguel Tejada rescinded his demand to be traded by the Orioles, telling team officials during a phone call that he’s willing to help Baltimore become a contender in the AL East. Angered over the Orioles’ inability to garner additional talent this offseason, Tejada twice expressed his desire to be traded, the last time on Dec. 29. But he backed off that stance during a conversation with teammate Melvin Mora and vice president Jim Duquette. Marcus Vick apologized to Virginia Tech on Saturday and said his next stop will be the NFL. Not that he had many options as far as football was concerned after being tossed off the Virginia Tech team a day earlier. The junior quarterback dazzled on the field but carried a long list of transgressions. His latest display – stomping on the leg of a fallen opponent during the Gator Bowl – prompted an outpouring of letters to the university and a plea from his mother that her son not be portrayed as a “monster.” Vick, the brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, had said before Monday’s bowl victory over Louisville that he needed to return to Virginia Tech for another year of development. Now he plans to enter the NFL draft rather than finish his college career elsewhere. Chicago White Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi has withdrawn from the Japanese squad for the World Baseball Classic, a news agency reported. Iguchi said he wants to focus on his play as he enters his second year in the majors. The funeral for former USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux will be held Jan. 16 at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, USC officials said. He died Thursday at 91 from complications of a stroke on Dec. 2. BOXING: Argentina’s Carlos Baldomir won the undisputed welterweight championship, staggering Zab Judah in the seventh round en route to a unanimous, 12-round decision at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. TENNIS: Roger Federer won the Qatar Open for the second straight year, beating French teenager Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in the final. Federer became the first player to win consecutive titles in Doha since Stefan Edberg in 1994 and 1995. Second-ranked Kim Clijsters beat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the Champions Challenge exhibition tournament at Hong Kong. Clijsters overcame deficits in both sets in the Australian Open warmup event. SKIING: Alaskan Kikkan Randall braved gusty winds to earn her second national title in 48 hours, winning the women’s 10-kilometer classic technique race at the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. Earlier, under bright sunshine and no winds, Kris Freeman won his first U.S. title since 2003 as he finished the 15K classic in 39 minutes, 38.1 seconds. Chris Cook, who won the sprint gold medal Thursday while Randall won the women’s sprint title, came in second place (39:56.1). -Daily News Wire Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!