FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012

Signed Edmonton signed forward Jordan Eberle to a six-year, $36 million contract extension on Thursday. The 22-year-old Eberle, a 2008 first-round draft pick, played for Regina in the Western Hockey League and was named the WHL Player of the Year in 2010. His entry-level contract has one year left. He had 34 goals and 42 assists in 78 games last season with the Oilers.

Pulled Former Notre Dame running back and Fighting Irish radio analyst Allen Pinkett has been pulled off the broadcast of Saturday’s season opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, following his on-air comments that teams need bad guys to give them an edge. Further decisions on Pinkett are pending. Pinkett said, “I’ve always felt like, to have a successful team, you have to have a few bad citizens on the team,” pointing to the past success of Ohio State as an example.

Filed Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff filed a $12 million lawsuit against the team and former coach Thomas Soehn, saying they rushed him back onto the soccer field after the concussion in September 2009 that ultimately ended his career. He says team doctors did not evaluate him after the concussion or perform neurocognitive tests.

Arrested Missouri freshman quarterback Maty Mauk has been arrested on suspicion of four charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, after a scooter mishap. Mauk is third on the depth chart and is the second Missouri QB to have a scrape with the law in recent months.

Booted Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford has been kicked off the team following his latest scrape with the law. Beckford had 91 tackles last season and was Purdue’s second-leading tackler. He has been arrested four times in 14 months.

Extended Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, who helped oversee the school’s transition from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference this summer, received a two-year contract extension. Under Alden, the football team has made seven straight bowl games and the men’s basketball team was a No. 2 seed in last season’s NCAA tournament.


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