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Press Box: Arizona loses top WR to torn ACL

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Austin Hill, who was Arizona's leading receiver last season, suffered a torn anterior-cruciate ligament and probably will miss the 2013 season, head coach Rich Rodriguez told reporters after Saturday's spring game.

It is the fourth time in the past three springs that an Arizona player has torn an ACL.

Hill led the team last year with 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was a second team All-Pac-12 selection.

Hill injured his leg trying to catch a pass last Wednesday.

Hill, who would be a fourth-year junior in 2013, redshirted in 2010, so he probably is not a candidate for a medical waiver.

NHL

-- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov is out indefinitely after taking a hard hit from Minnesota's Charlie Coyle Saturday night, the Columbus Dispatch reported,

Anisimov is tied for the team lead in goals with 11 and is third on the team in points with 18.

---The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forward J.T. Wyman from Syracuse of the American Hockey League and assigned defenseman Mark Barberio to the Crunch, the team announced Sunday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

--To the surprise of no one, Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke he will forgo his final two years at Ann Arbor and make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.

"I've decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft," Burke said Sunday at a news conference at Crisler Center. "It's always been a dream for me. I'm fortunate and blessed."
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