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Press Box: TCU running back Wesley reportedly will leave school

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One of TCU's top running backs, Ed Wesley, reportedly will not be with the team as it enters the Big 12 Conference this season.

Wesley, who has rushed for 2,442 yards in three seasons, will leave school because of family reasons, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

No explanation was given for the move, which was confirmed by coach Gary Patterson.

Wesley was the Horned Frogs' second-leading rusher last season (726 yards) and led the team in 2010 (1,078). He has scored 24 touchdowns in his career.

He may be best remembered for his 33-yard reception during the 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin in Jan. 2011.

It is expected that Waymon James, who had a team-leading 875 yards last season and Matthew Tucker, 702 yards, will pick up the load.

Last year, the Horned Frogs had an 11-2 record, including 7-0 in their final season in the Mountain West Conference. They won the Poinsettia Bowl 31-24 over Louisiana Tech.

--- Oklahoma State wide receiver Kevin Johnson has transferred to Lamar University, according to multiple news outlets.

Lamar coach Ray Woodard announced the transfer in text messages to the Daily Oklahoman and the Tulsa World. An Oklahoma State official confirmed he has been released from his scholarship

Johnson had no catches last season, but caught three passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' spring game last month.

Lamar is a Football Championship Subdivision school, allowing him to play immediately for the Cardinals.

NHL

--- The Boston Bruins acquired left wing Chris Bourque, son of longtime Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque, on Saturday.

The younger Bourque was acquired Saturday in a trade for fellow minor-league prospect Zach Hamill from the Washington Capitals.

Chris Bourque had 93 points (27 goals and 66 assists) last season for the Capitals' top affiliate Hershey. He has some NHL experience, scoring one goal and three assists in 33 games.

He will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the Bruins are expected to try to keep him.

TENNIS

---Andy Roddick lost in the first round of the e Open on Sunday, losing toto Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-. Roddick is 7-10 this season, including 0-4 on clay.

MMA

---Junior dos Santos successfully defended his heavyweight title by beating Frank Mir with a second-round TKO on Saturday in La Vegas. The champ improved to 15-1.

GOLF

---Luke Donald replaced Rory McIroy atop the world golf rankings by winning the BMW PGA Championship title in Virginia Water, England. Donald captured a four-stroke victory at the biggest event on the European Tour.
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