MARC TRESTMAN remains head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, at least for now.
Former NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson got the football world -- north and south of the border -- buzzing Friday when he strongly suggested Trestman was heading to Chicago to become the Bears' head coach.
"Looks like 2 of my guys getting NFL jobs..Chud Cleveland and my QB coach at U Trestman to Chicago," tweeted Johnson, now working as an NFL analyst with Fox.
An Alouettes spokesman said the CFL club had no comment about Johnson's tweet. Trestman later denied the rumour that the Bears were set to hire him.
In an email to the Montreal Gazette, Trestman wrote: "I have not heard from the Bears and have responded in that manner on multiple levels."
Trestman interviewed with both Cleveland and Chicago but according to numerous reports the Bears continue to speak to potential coaching candidates and haven't decided on a coach. The Browns introduced Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach Friday.
Cowboys hire Kiffin
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys hired former Tampa Bay defensive co-ordinator Monte Kiffin as the replacement for Rob Ryan on Friday.
The team announced the move on its website a day after the 72-year-old Kiffin was at team headquarters to interview with coach Jason Garrett and owner Jerry Jones.
The hiring of Kiffin means the Cowboys will switch back to the 4-3 defence after going to the 3-4 under Bill Parcells in 2005. The most notable switch will be Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware becoming a defensive end, and Anthony Spencer could make the same move if the Cowboys re-sign him.
Kiffin hasn't coached in the NFL since ending a 13-year run in Tampa in 2008. He spent the past few years coaching in college with his son, Lane Kiffin, at Tennessee and Southern California.
Rookie on a rampage
HONOLULU -- Two days into his PGA Tour career, Russell Henley was on his way to breaking a record.
Henley had another 7-under 63 on Friday in the Sony Open and wound up with a two-shot lead over fellow rookie Scott Langley among early starters in the second round. He was at 14-under 126, which breaks by two shots the 36-hole record at this tournament.
In the first full-field event of the season, the two rookies are leading the way.
Langley finished with three straight birdies for a 66, a solid effort after opening with a 62. Depending on afternoon play, they would play together a third straight day, this time as the final group. They first were linked as low amateurs in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Calgary's Stephen Ames followed his opening round 65 with a 67, and is six shots back at 8-under par.
Humphries wins gold
KOENIGSSEE, Germany -- Canada's Kaillie Humphries bounced back to win a women's bobsled World Cup event Friday and hand German rival Cathleen Martini her first defeat on the Koenigssee course in three years.
Martini was victorious last week in Altenberg but Humphries -- the world and Olympic champion from Calgary -- returned to the top of the podium after powering down in snowy conditions for a comfortable win.
Humphries and brakewoman Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., have won six of seven races this season.
Bradley faces charges
LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday.
Bradley, 34, was charged on Thursday with 13 misdemeanour counts of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and dissuading a witness from making a report.
In addition to jail time, Bradley could face up to $13,000 in fines and restitution if convicted.
He remained free pending a scheduled Jan. 24 arraignment.
Prosecutors contend that Bradley threatened and attacked his wife five times in 2011 and 2012. He was twice arrested at the home in 2011.
-- from the news services