March 30, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Re-signed Tight end Fred Davis has received a one-year contract to remain with the Washington Redskins after exploring options with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. Davis might have been one of the most coveted tight ends on the free-agent market if he were healthy, but he’s recovering from a torn left Achilles suffered in a loss to the New York Giants in October. He had 24 catches for 325 yards in seven games last year.

• The Chicago Bears re-signed backup quarterback Josh McCown, agreeing to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old McCown finished the last two years with the Bears, joining them each season in November after starter Jay Cutler was injured.

Signed The Chicago Bears and former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson have agreed to a one-year contract. Slauson, 6-5, 315 pounds, started 48 of 51 games with the Jets and did not allow any sacks last season.

Honored Cornell senior Kyle Dake has been awarded the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top wrestler. Dake became the only wrestler to win four titles at four different weight classes when he won an NCAA title at 165 pounds last weekend. He’s just the third wrestler to win four NCAA titles. Penn State’s Ed Ruth got two first-place votes and finished second behind Dake.

Hired San Jose State has hired Boise State associate coach Dave Wojcik as its new head basketball coach. He will succeed George Nessman, who was fired after seven seasons.

Returning Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova led his first team practice since returning from a 10-week medical stay in New York to treat a throat tumor. Barcelona assistant Jordi Roura said Vilanova would direct the session but not accompany the team to today’s Spanish league soccer match at Celta Vigo.

Retiring Longtime University of Montana athletic trainer Dennis Murphy is retiring at the end of June. Murphy graduated from UM in 1975 and did his postgraduate work at the University of Arizona. He began working at UM in 1980 and became head athletic trainer in 1982.

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