• 49ers WR Williams done for season with knee injury: SANTA CLARA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams said Monday he will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee sustained in Sunday’s win at New Orleans.
Williams posted on his Twitter account that he has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. Surgery would be the likely next step.
“Regret to inform y’all I will be out for the season with a torn ACL,” Williams tweeted. “Not how I saw things playing out. This is just another obstacle I will have to climb to get back. Looking forward to the challenge!! Love all true fans your prayers are much appreciated.”
Coach Jim Harbaugh provided no updates Monday, but did say it appeared Williams was hurt before any contact was made when his foot stuck in the ground.
Williams and running back Kendall Hunter both were hurt on the same play during the second half of Sunday’s 31-21 win over the Saints.
• Stanford’s Shaw wins Pac-12 Coach of the Year: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw has won the Pac-12 Conference’s Coach of the Year award for the second straight season.
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee also was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton the Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota took home Offensive Freshman of the Year honors and Trojans freshman defensive end Leonard Williams won on the defensive side.
Shaw is the fourth coach in league history to win the award in consecutive seasons. Shaw helped Stanford overcome the departure of No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck, seamlessly made a midseason quarterback change from Josh Nunes to Kevin Hogan and overtook Oregon to take the North Division crown.
Lee set conference records with 112 receptions for 1,680 yards to go with 14 touchdowns. Sutton led the Pac-12 with 1.82 tackles for loss per game and also registered 10 ½ sacks.
• Eli Whiteside, Yankees agree to $625,000 deal: NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Eli Whiteside and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $625,000 in the major leagues and $200,000 in the minors.
The 33-year-old, claimed off waivers from San Francisco on Nov. 5, was 1 for 11 in 12 games for the Giants this year. He hit .224 with one homer and 20 RBIs in 60 games at Triple-A Fresno.
Whiteside appeared in 56 games for San Francisco’s World Series champions in 2010 and 82 last year. He was not on this past season’s World Series roster as the Giants won their second title in three years.
As part of Monday’s deal, which avoided salary arbitration, the Yankees guaranteed $200,000.
New York starter Russell Martin became a free agent and Chris Stewart was his backup this year, with Francisco Cervelli at Triple-A. Austin Romine was limited to 31 games in the minor leagues because of a back injury.
• AP source: Red Sox agree to terms with OF Gomes: BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Jonny Gomes on a two-year contract that would reportedly pay him $10 million.
The Red Sox have not announced the deal. But a baseball official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Gomes had yet to take his physical, said on Monday that the terms were agreed to.
Gomes is a career .244 hitter who batted .262 with 18 homers and 47 RBIs for the Oakland Athletics last year.
A part-time player for most of his 10-year career, Gomes has played both right and left field.
• Federal mediators to join NHL lockout talks: WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal mediators are entering the stalled NHL labor talks, which have led to the first 2½ months of the regular season being canceled.
George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, said Monday he had assigned three mediators to assist in negotiations to end the lockout. Cohen says the parties have agreed to use the assistance of the FMCS and that deputy director Scot L. Beckenbaugh, director of mediation services John Sweeney and Commissioner Guy Serota will join the talks.
The sides have not negotiated since last Wednesday. The NHL has canceled more than 34 percent of its regular season, including all games through Dec. 14, the New Year’s Day outdoor Winter Classic and the All-Star weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 at Columbus, Ohio.