Washington State hired Ernie Kent as its men's basketball coach, giving him another shot at leading a Pac-12 program four years after he was let go by Oregon.

The sides agreed to a five-year deal Monday. Kent is expected to be introduced at a news conference Wednesday. He replaces Ken Bone, who was fired March 18 after an 80-86 record in five seasons.

Kent was Oregon's coach from 1997-2010, taking his alma mater to five NCAA tournaments. He was hired there in 1997 by Bill Moos, who now is the Cougars athletic director.

Kent has worked as an analyst for the Pac-12 Networks since the conference launched the channel.

Before arriving in Eugene, Kent spent six seasons as coach at Saint Mary's.

  • Creighton senior Doug McDermott was a unanimous choice (65 of 65 votes) for The Associated Press' All-America first team. He's the first three-time choice in 29 years and 11th overall.

    Also named first team were Louisville's Russ Smith, Connecticut's Shabazz Napier and Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick, all seniors out of the American Athletic Conference, and Duke freshman Jabari Parker. Second team were Arizona's Nick Johnson, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Michigan's Nik Stauskas, Iowa State's Melvin Ejim and North Carolina State's T.J. Warren.

  • Wiggins made it official, announcing he'll enter the NBA draft after just one season at Kansas. Many believe the 6-foot-8 forward could go first overall in June's draft.

  • South Florida hired Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua as coach. Stan Heath was fired after seven seasons.

    NFL

    Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson flew from Los Angeles to Washington, where he was scheduled to have dinner with Redskins officials, including new coach Jay Gruden on Monday night, and undergo a physical Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

    Jackson, 27, was released by the Eagles on Friday amid reports of off-the-field concerns. He's been linked to several teams, but the Redskins are thus far the only team to schedule a visit. Jackson, asked about his plans while at the D.C. airport, said, "That's what I have an agent for. Just figuring out things. New beginning, new chances."

  • Washington and safety Ryan Clark agreed to a one-year deal, sources told espn.com. Pittsburgh opted not to re-sign Clark, instead choosing free agent Mike Mitchell.

  • St. Louis signed former Tennessee receiver Kenny Britt to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

  • Houston released Danieal Manning after the safety refused to restructure his contract. He was scheduled to make $4.5 million this season.

    Soccer

    Defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco were barred from playing for the U.S. national team by their Mexican club when the Americans face Mexico on Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. Puebla refused to release the players for the exhibition match. "We're very disappointed in the decision by Puebla," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. Heading the U.S. team are Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and the Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson and Landon Donovan.

  • Labor officials halted construction at the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo where a worker died over the weekend, creating a headache for Brazilian organizers trying to get the venue ready for the tournament's opening match in less than three months. The officials want additional safety measures implemented.

  • The entire Uruguayan Football Association executive committee quit just months before the World Cup.

    Boxing

    Teams from Russia and Ukraine put aside political tensions to contest a World Series of Boxing quarterfinal in Moscow. The Russian Boxing Team took a 4-1 lead against the Ukraine Otamans ahead of the return meeting in Donetsk next weekend.