April 6, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Signed The Detroit Lions have added kicker David Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired. San Francisco released Akers a month ago. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers.

• The Jacksonville Jaguars and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. The 26-year-old Massaquoi spent the last four seasons in Cleveland, catching 118 passes for 1,745 yards and seven touchdowns.

• Right tackle Anthony Davis has signed a five-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal is worth more than $37 million, with $17 million guaranteed.

Waived The Oakland Raiders have waived linebacker Rolando McClain less than three years after drafting him eighth overall. Running back Darren McFadden becomes the only first-round pick by the Raiders in the last 10 years still on the roster.

Sidelined The Denver Nuggets will be without versatile forward Danilo Gallinari for the rest of the NBA season, including the playoffs, after tests showed he tore his left ACL against Dallas on April 4. The team said Gallinari will have season-ending surgery and “a prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.”

Declared Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Thomas finishes his Buckeyes career ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list. He averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds this season.

Relieved Boise State University has relieved track and field coach J.W. Hardy from his duties a day before the school was to host a nine-team meet. The school announced it was not renewing Hardy’s four-year contract, which runs through June.

Returned Former A.L. MVP Vladimir Guerrero and Dontrelle Willis have reached agreement with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

Disciplined A Greek professional soccer player has received a five-match ban for giving a Nazi-style salute after a goal last month. The Greek Football Association disciplinary panel also ordered 20-year-old Giorgos Katidis of AEK Athens to pay a $1,300 fine and banned him from attending professional games for three months.

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