Around the horn: Top 5 sports stories from Wednesday
• Ndamukong Suh of the Detriot Lions was fined $30,000 by the NFL today for kicking Matt Schaub in the groin against the Texans on Thanksgiving. Suh finds no reason to apologize, claiming the kick was unintentional.
• The word is out, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers will be replacing Alex Smith as starting quarterback Sunday against the Rams. Smith has been speculated to be out of his job since he suffered a concussion on November 11.
• Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott agrees that this season has been successful for Pac-12 football. He also addresses the issue of the New Mexico Bowl conflicting with Arizona basketball’s game against Florida on the same date, and other Pac-12 issues.
• Golf governing bodies have put a ban on anchored putting that is expected to be finalized this spring. This affects various professional golfers who use long putters and could lead to a change of stroke for many.
• According to an annual survey by Forbes, the Toronto Maple Leaves are the NHL’s most valuable team, worth $1 billion.