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Fri., May 25, 2012

Sidelined New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is expected to be sidelined up to three months after breaking his right foot at a team-organized activity Thursday. Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot as he was running a route during individual drills in the Timex Performance Center field house, the team said. Nicks is scheduled to have surgery today to have a screw inserted into the broken bone. The procedure will be performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The expected recovery time for Nicks is approximately 12 weeks.

Dismissed California kicked linebacker Cecil Whiteside off the football team for violating team rules. Golden Bears, coach Jeff Tedford announced the move without specifying what Whiteside did that merited punishment. Whiteside was one of the top linebackers coming out of high school in Newport Beach, Calif., last year. Hired San Jose State hired former Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier to run its athletic department. University President Mohammad Qayoumi announced that Bleymaier will replace Tom Bowen effective June 30. Bowen left to take over the department at Memphis. Bleymaier will oversee San Jose State’s transition from its final year in the Western Athletic Conference to joining the Mountain West in 2013.

• Binghamton University hired Tommy Dempsey as its new men’s basketball coach. Dempsey, 38, a native of Scranton, Pa., comes from Rider University, where he served as head coach for the past seven seasons.

• Rider, meanwhile, named Kevin Baggett its new coach. Broncs athletic director Don Harnum made the announcement. Baggett spent the past four seasons as Rider’s associate head coach. Fired Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s faltering Rhode Island video game company fired its entire staff. An email sent by the 38 Studios company to workers and obtained by The Associated Press says they were notified of the “non-voluntary and non-disciplinary” layoffs. 38 Studios moved from Massachusetts in 2010 after Rhode Island offered a $75 million loan guarantee officials said would bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of tax revenue.


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