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Fired The Baltimore Ravens fired quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn, who spent one year on the job after being dismissed as head coach of the Washington Redskins. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will work closer with quarterback Joe Flacco next season.

Performed Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on both knees. The team said the operation was performed by team physicians Ed Khalfayan and Mike McAdam at the Seattle Surgery Center. Tatupu started all 16 regular-season games and both playoff games for the NFC West champions.

Suspended The NBA suspended guard O.J. Mayo 10 games without pay for violating the league and union’s anti-drug program with a positive test. Mayo tested positive for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and his suspension will start tonight when the Grizzlies visit Philadelphia. He will be able to return Feb. 15 – also against the 76ers – in Memphis.

Named Denver Broncos defensive star Champ Bailey is heading to his 10th Pro Bowl, a record for cornerbacks. Bailey was notified by the NFL that he was being added to the AFC roster, replacing Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, who is skipping the all-star game for medical reasons.

Fined Chicago defensive end Julius Peppers has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Aaron Rodgers in the NFC championship game that drew blood from the Green Bay quarterback. Peppers was flagged for roughing the passer on the play.

Extended Washington Capitals right wing Alexander Semin signed a one-year, $6.7 million contract extension with the team, the second straight year he and team have settled on a 12-month deal for one of the game’s most streaky, dynamic scorers. The 26-year-old Russian is making $6 million this season.


 

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