Agreed The New Orleans Saints and All-Pro guard Jahri Evans reached an agreement on a seven-year contract worth nearly $57 million. Evans has started all 64 games at right guard since being drafted in the fourth round in 2006 out of Bloomsburg.

Decided Louisville center Samardo Samuels will hire an agent and remain in the NBA draft. Samuels averaged 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds during his sophomore season with the Cardinals.

Terrico White will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft instead of returning to play at Mississippi next season.

Considering Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker is eyeing an NBA comeback. Louisville coach Rick Pitino says Walker will work out with several Cardinals over the next few weeks.

Awarded A jury awarded former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie $11.5 million in his lawsuit against a prominent physician over a career-ending toe injury. Dr. John Uribe, a former Dolphins team doctor, called the decision a travesty and an appeal is likely.

Sentenced An Ohio judge sentenced former NBA player Kirk Snyder to three years in prison for breaking into his neighbors’ home and attacking them. Snyder was ordered to pay $5,550 in restitution. A jury convicted the former University of Nevada star of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault in the March 2009 break-in in Deerfield Township.

Selected LSU senior Susan Jackson won the Honda Award as the nation’s top female college gymnast. Jackson was this year’s all-around NCAA champion.

Extended Basketball coach Fran Dunphy agreed to an eight-year contract with Temple that could keep him with the program through the 2018 season. Dunphy just finished his fourth season as Temple’s coach.

•Temple football coach Al Golden agreed to a five-year contract with the Owls that would keep him with the program through the 2014 season. Golden enters his fifth year with the Owls.

Withdrew Northern Arizona University guard Cameron Jones withdrew from the NBA draft and said he will return for his senior season. Jones is a two-time all-Big Sky Conference selection.

Promoted Hofstra promoted assistant Mo Cassara to head coach just two days after Tim Welsh resigned following his DWI arrest. Welsh resigned a month after he was hired to succeed Tom Pecora, who left for Fordham. Welsh hired a staff that included Cassara, who spent the last four years as an assistant coach at Boston College.


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