Patriots tight ends coach reportedly off to Alabama

Alabama will name Brian Daboll its offensive coordinator, ESPN reported Friday.

Daboll has spent the past four seasons with the New England Patriots, the last three as the team’s tight ends coach. He was previously with the Patriots as wide receivers coach from 2002-06.

Overall, the 41-year-old has coached 17 seasons in the NFL, including stints as offensive coordinator with three teams.

Daboll will replace Steve Sarkisian, who coached the Crimson Tide offense for just one game – the national title game loss to Clemson. Sarkisian was hired as the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator.

• Patriots receiver Michael Floyd pleaded guilty to second offense extreme drunken driving and was sentenced to 24 days in jail.

The former Cardinals player entered the plea in Scottsdale City Court in Arizona on Thursday. He was arrested Dec. 12 and released by the Cardinals shortly after.

Floyd also was sentenced to 96 days home confinement, ordered to undergo alcohol counseling and fined $5,000.

 Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turned himself in to Pittsburgh police following charges alleging he was involved in a fight with two men last weekend.

A docket sheet filed Thursday says Revis faces counts of aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and terroristic threats over the altercation.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: After an incident involving a military airplane delayed the race, Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom title Friday at the world ski championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The decisive second run was pushed back 30 minutes after a monoplane in a Swiss Air Force formation display team’s training exercise struck the cable of a moving overhead television camera.

The camera, for filming racers through the finish line, fell into the area where skiers stop. No one was hurt.

Hirscher, who led after the first run, held off unheralded Austria teammate Roland Leitinger by 0.25 seconds. Leif Kristian Haugen of Norway was another surprise medalist in third, trailing Hirscher by 0.71.


QATAR OPEN: Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final at Doha after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals because of rain earlier.

Wozniacki swept past Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig 6-1, 6-2. Pliskova hit a career-best 21 aces to beat third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

ARGENTINA OPEN: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori started finding his footing on clay, defeating No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at Buenos Aires.

WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia both lost in the quarterfinals at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Cilic fell 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) to sixth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Klizan was soundly beaten 6-3, 6-3 in one hour by fourth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych.


WNBA: The Dallas Wings traded Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks for the No. 4 pick in the upcoming WNBA draft. The Sparks also receive the 11th pick in the draft, which Los Angeles had traded to Dallas before last season.

Sims was the Wings’ leading scorer last season, averaging 14 points while starting 30 of 34 games.