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Wed., May 29, 2013

Announced The NFL draft is moving to May next year. The league officially announced on Tuesday that the 2014 edition will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall because of a scheduling conflict in April at the venue. Commissioner Roger Goodell had said last week he expected the event to permanently move to May from late April, when Radio City is hosting an Easter show. The league is contemplating other venues for future drafts, including the possibility of holding it somewhere other than New York City.

Hired Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown is re-joining the Cleveland Browns in an official capacity. The former star running back will have an unspecified job with the Browns, the NFL team he played for from 1957-65. Browns owner Jimmy Hasalm will introduce Brown during a news conference today at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Severed Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation. According to Livestrong and Nike, the company will stop making Livestrong apparel after 2013, but will honor the financial terms of their deal until it expires in 2014.

Signed Sophomore running back Darrian Miller, who was dismissed from Kansas following his freshman season, is getting another chance with the Jayhawks. Kansas football coach Charlie Weis said that Miller signed a grant-in-aid to rejoin the program.

Approved The future of the Kings was officially settled when the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the franchise to a Sacramento group. The move had been expected for more than a week after the Maloof family had reached an agreement with a group headed by TIBCO software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings.

Injured Houston running back Arian Foster strained his right calf during the Texans’ organized training activities. Foster, who ran for 1,424 yards last season, was injured on the first play of team drills.

Accused Florida authorities say Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been accused in a complaint of hitting someone at a St. Augustine restaurant, but that police have not brought criminal charges.

Died Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, who extended the careers of many big leaguers by repairing injuries that once would’ve ended their playing days, has died. He was 65. Yocum had been the team orthopedist of the Los Angeles Angels for 36 years. Yocum had been ill with liver cancer.


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