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Tue., June 4, 2013

Diagnosed Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said Monday he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. Kelly is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma, but he has recently undergone tests to show that the cancer is isolated in his jaw and has not spread to other parts of his body. “The past couple of weeks have been difficult for me,” Kelly said. “Because of the nature of social media, I thought it would be best to share with everyone what has been going on with my health. Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good.” Kelly spent 11 seasons with the Bills before retiring following the 1996 campaign. He still holds nearly every significant career franchise passing record — 35,467 yards, 237 touchdowns and 26 300-yard games — and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Scheduled Hoping to return around February, Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week. The Italian forward has been rehabbing in the team’s weight room since an operation in late April.

Committed Top-rated quarterback recruit Kyle Allen has committed to Texas A&M. The 6-foot-3 Allen, from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain, was rated as the nation’s top pro-style quarterback in the 2014 class by Rivals and Scout. He announced via Twitter on Monday that he had chosen to play at Texas A&M after narrowing his list to Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA and Oklahoma State. Allen threw for over 3,100 yards and 36 touchdowns during his junior season. He’s expected to be the heir apparent to Johnny Manziel when last year’s Heisman Trophy winner eventually leaves.

Charged Authorities say former NBA All-Star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide in a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta. Blaylock, 46, is also charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to maintain his lane in the Friday crash. Police say Blaylock was driving an SUV that crossed the center line and struck a van. A van passenger, 43-year-old Monica Murphy, died hours later. Her husband survived. Atlanta Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Gustin said Blaylock was in fair condition. He initially was on life support.

Died A crew member on a yacht belonging to Red Sox owner John Henry apparently committed suicide on board Monday while the vessel was docked in Boston, authorities and the team said. The team said in a statement that fellow crew members were the only other people on board the yacht Iroquois. The man was 28 to 30 years old, said a police spokeswoman.

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