Ex-player, announcer Summerall dies
Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, died Tuesday in Dallas at the age of 82. Summerall played 10 NFL seasons (1952-61) with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He started announcing games for CBS in 1964. He also covered the PGA Tour and tennis. Obituary, B14 . . . The NFL will release its 2013 schedule Thursday night. Completion of the schedule was delayed because of a conflict in Baltimore, where the Orioles are playing Sept. 5, the night of the now-traditional Thursday season kickoff. So the Super Bowl champion Ravens will open on the road. The first full weekend of games will be Sept. 8-9 . . . Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam . . . The Bengals signed free agent tight end Alex Smith. The nine-year player spent the last three seasons with Cleveland . . . The Ravens signed quarterback Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Hanie has not thrown an NFL pass since 2011.
Oregon admits to recruiting violations
The University of Oregon proposed a self-imposed two-year probation and the loss of scholarships for three years because of possible recruiting violations involving the Ducks’ football program. The university released documents late Monday that included a proposed summary disposition from September, which discusses the violations and characterizes at least one as ‘‘major.’’ The contents of the documents were first reported by KATU television in Portland. Oregon and the NCAA failed to come to an agreement on the matter and the case is expected to go before the infractions committee this year . . . Pac-12 co-freshman of the year Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA is entering the NBA draft. Muhammad, a 6-foot-6-inch guard, was the Bruins’ leading scorer with 17.9 points per game. Also declaring for the draft were North Carolina junior Reggie Bullock, Marquette junior guard Vander Blue, and Arkansas sophomore forward Hunter Mickelson . . . A person familiar with the talks told the Associated Press that Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan and Rutgers are working on a contract agreement to make the 58-year-old Jordan the Scarlet Knights’ new men’s basketball coach by the end of the week.
Red Wings lock up Howard for 6 years
The Red Wings agreed to terms with goalie Jimmy Howard on a $31.8 million, six-year contract. The deal keeps Howard off the market as a free agent this summer. General manager Ken Holland says Howard is entering the prime of his career and has developed into a top-tier NHL goalie. The 29-year-old Howard is in his fourth season as the Red Wings’ top goalie . . . Blues forward T.J. Oshie underwent surgery on his left ankle and the team listed him as week to week.
Knicks sign Richardson to a contract
Preparing for a first-round playoff series against the Celtics, the Knicks signed guard-forward Quentin Richardson one day after releasing Solomon Jones. The 6-foot-6-inch Richardson, 33, has not played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season . . . The Spurs signed veteran forward Tracy McGrady. The 33-year-old McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star drafted ninth overall in 1997. He most recently played for Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball League, averaging 25 points and 7.2 rebounds . . . League owners will gather in a New York boardroom Wednesday to begin deliberating where the Kings will be located next season — Sacramento or Seattle. The committee was assigned to give a recommendation on the issue before the Board of Governors meeting Thursday and Friday. The full assembly of owners could end the debate this weekend.
Brewers’ Gallardo arrested for DUI
Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Tuesday after authorities say he was driving on a city highway with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit. Deputies responded about 2 a.m. to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver, Milwaukee County sheriff’s spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. She said a caller reported seeing a driver repeatedly swerving between lanes, and deputies spotted Gallardo driving alone at 40 miles per hour in a 55-m.p.h. zone . . . Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill will miss 4-6 weeks because of a broken left hand . . . Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will play in the Monte Carlo Masters Wednesday after making a swift recovery from the twisted ankle he sustained April 7 during his quarterfinal Davis Cup win against the United States . . . All 380 English Premier League soccer games will be televised live by NBC and its networks next season as part of a multiyear contract. NBC paid a rights fee of $250 million for three years of coverage . . . Holly Holm, the world’s No. 1-rated boxer, said she will dedicate herself to an MMA career after her last scheduled boxing match May 11 against Mary McGee.