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Died Tulane says former baseball player Stephen Martin Sr., the first black athlete to play any varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference, has died at age 66. Martin served in the U.S. Army and later became Chief Financial Officer for Tuskegee University, retiring in 2012.

Signed The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who sat out the 2012 season after he was suspended as part of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal.

• The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with quarterback Brian Hoyer, who is expected to compete for a backup job behind Brandon Weeden.

Filed The former head of the NBA players’ association, Billy Hunter, has filed a lawsuit alleging president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players.

Promoted The Buffalo Bills promoted Doug Whaley to take over as general manager, replacing Buddy Nix who stepped down this week.

Suspended San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the NHL Western Conference semifinal series against Los Angeles for a hit to Kings forward Jarret Stoll’s head.

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