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Thu., Feb. 27, 2014

Fought Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was involved in a scuffle with another jail inmate, but neither man required medical attention, Massachusetts sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Wednesday. The brief fight took place in a common area of the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, where only one inmate is supposed to be out of his cell at a time. Signed All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters has agreed to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Peters was signed for 2014 and his new deal adds four years through 2018. The 32-year-old is a six-time Pro Bowl pick and two-time All-Pro.

Released The Cleveland Browns cut veteran LB D’Qwell Jackson, breaking ties with one of their most popular players. Jackson made 96 starts in eight seasons with the Browns, who drafted him in 2006. Jackson was due a $4.1 million roster bonus next month.

Sued Former Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a Southern California man who claims the former NBA star assaulted him at a sushi restaurant last year. Pippen’s suit calls for unspecified damages.

Renamed Independence Bowl Foundation officials say Duck Commander, the company run by the stars of the reality television series “ Duck Dynasty,” is the new title sponsor of Shreveport’s annual college football bowl game. Officials say Duck Commander chief operating officer Willie Robertson also has agreed to bring back the game’s original name. Selected South Carolina soccer coach Dawn Staley will coach the U.S. women’s under-18 team at the FIBA Americas championships this summer.

Banned This year’s Boston Marathon will have a “no bags” policy as part of stepped-up security following last year’s deadly bombing. Appointed Major League Soccer named Nelson Rodriguez as president of Chivas USA. The league announced Rodriguez will operate the club until a new ownership group is finalized. MLS says it would like to sell the team.


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