Extended Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun signed a five-year, $13 million contract, the school announced Friday. He will be paid $2 million retroactive to last season and $2.3 million next season. Calhoun, who turns 68 on Monday, had been making $1.6 million under a contract that was set to expire on June 30.
Suspended Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year will miss the first four games of the upcoming season.
Withdrawn The nation’s second-leading scorer has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to Lipscomb for his senior season. Adnan Hodzic, a forward from Sarajevo, Bosnia, didn’t hire an agent while he checked out his draft status, which allowed him to return to school.
•Richmond guard Kevin Anderson withdrew his name from next month’s NBA draft.
Declared Xavier’s Jordan Crawford decided to enter the NBA draft. The Atlantic 10’s leading scorer has hired an agent.
Donated The owner of the Tennessee Titans has joined with the NFL and the NFL Players Association in giving $400,000 to the American Red Cross and a Tennessee group to help the state recover from floods that killed at least 31 people in three states. Owner Bud Adams decided to donate $200,000 from his Titans Foundation and encouraged the league and the players union to match his gift.
Sidelined Indianapolis Colts rookie cornerback Kevin Thomas injured his knee during practice Sunday and the third-round draft pick could miss the entire 2010 season.
Hired Brent Parker is relinquishing his general manager duties with the Regina Pats to become president and governor of the Western Hockey League team.
•New Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman has added Brian Fish, his former assistant at Creighton, to the his staff.
Died Patricia Rico, the first female president of USA Track and Field, has died. She was 76 and died Sunday of respiratory failure in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Rico spent more than 50 years in track and field and was USATF president from 1996 to 2000.
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