P/sunny
24°
P/sunny
Hi 53° | Lo 30°

Patterson Chosen as Next Texas AD

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV AND         INTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

    FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV AND INTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV ANDI NTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

    FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV ANDI NTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV AND         INTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

    FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV AND INTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds formally announces his retirement during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A person with knowledge of the offer says Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds formally announces his retirement during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A person with knowledge of the offer says Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds formally announces his retirement during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A person with knowledge of the offer says Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds formally announces his retirement during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A person with knowledge of the offer says Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV ANDI NTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

    FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV ANDI NTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV AND         INTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)
  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV ANDI NTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)
  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV AND         INTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds formally announces his retirement during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A person with knowledge of the offer says Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds formally announces his retirement during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A person with knowledge of the offer says Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, LOCAL TV ANDI NTERNET OUT, (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

Austin, Texas — Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director’s job at the University of Texas.

Arizona State President Michael M. Crow issued a statement Tuesday wishing Patterson well at Texas.

Patterson will replace DeLoss Dodds, who is stepping down after 32 years at Texas.

Tennis

Djokovic Downs Federer

London — Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated six-time winner Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday, improving his chances of overtaking Rafael Nadal in the race for the year-end No. 1 spot.

Djokovic is trying to finish No. 1 for the third year in a row. Nadal, who eased past David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2 earlier Tuesday, needs only one more win in London to be guaranteed of the top spot.

Swimming

Lochte Injured by Young Fan

Gainesville, Fla. — Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been sidelined after an encounter with an enthusiastic fan.

The five-time Olympic champion tore a ligament and sprained another in his left knee last weekend during a visit to Gainesville, Fla.

A teenage girl ran at Lochte, who tried to catch her, but the two fell over in the process, his publicist said.

Lochte hit his knee on a curb, while the girl was not hurt Sunday.

Publicist Janice Lee says in a statement issued Tuesday that Lochte’s medical team expects him “to make a full and speedy recovery.”

Lochte tweeted that he was headed to Gainesville last weekend. He trained there for several years after competing for the University of Florida. He has moved his training to Charlotte, N.C.

Lochte is next scheduled to represent the U.S. in the Duel in the Pool meet in Scotland on Dec. 20-21.

Horse Racing

Derby Winner Orb Retires

Paris, Ky. — Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been retired from racing and will stand at stud at Claiborne Farm in central Kentucky.

Claiborne announced Orb’s retirement in a news release Tuesday. Orb was foaled and raised at the Paris, Ky., farm.

Orb won this year’s Derby by 2 ½ lengths, the fifth win in a streak that also included the Fountain Of Youth Stakes and Florida Derby. But he finished fourth in the Preakness and third in the Belmont Stakes, the final two races of the Triple Crown.

Stud fee for Orb, owned by Stuart S. Janney III and Phipps Stable, was set at $25,000.

Orb, by Malibu Moon out of the Unbridled mare Lady Liberty, earned $2.6 million with five wins and three placings in 12 starts.