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Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Announced Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will earn over $800,000 annually during his three-year deal. Nussmeier, a former University of Idaho quarterback, was hired away from Alabama after the Wolverines fired offensive coordinator Al Borges.

• Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio will earn $3.64 million in annual compensation after agreeing to an amended contract following the school’s first Rose Bowl victory in over 25 years.

Arraigned New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arraigned on two weapons possession charges after a lawyer for his wife turned in a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a Manhattan precinct. Prosecutors charged Fenton with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

Tweeted Former PGA champion Steve Elkington caused a stir on Twitter when he made a disparaging remark about Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. Sam announced two weeks ago that he is gay. He worked out this week at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Elkington tweeted: “ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine. No one else ex- pected to throw today.”

Retired Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is retiring after 11 NFL seasons. Gross, 33, was a first-round pick and started 167 games.

Denounced Brazil’s tourism board says it has asked Adidas to stop selling World Cup soccer products that use sex appeal to promote the host country. The government agency released a statement condemning some T-shirts that were being sold, including one which said “Lookin’ to Score,” with a woman in bikini in front of the word “Brazil” and an image of the Sugar Loaf mountain in the background.

Cleared The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed it cleared Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell- Brown, a three-time gold medalist, of any anti-doping rule violation. CAS said it set aside earlier decisions by a Jamaican disciplinary panel and an international review board that was recommending a two-year suspension.

Injured Utah redshirt freshman football player Moana Ofahengaue is in critical condition after an accident on a motorized bike. The defensive lineman, a walk-on last season, is the son of former BYU football player Tevita Ofahengaue. His uncle is Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake.


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