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Tue., July 22, 2014

Died former All-American football player Bob McNamara, who played for Minnesota in the 1950s, died at 82 after a long illness on Sunday. McNamara played for the Gophers from 1951-54. He was an All-American running back and the team MVP in 1954, going on to play professionally for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Canada and the Denver Broncos in the AFL.

Signed Free-agent guard Nick Young has signed a multiyear deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers. Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points in his first season with the Lakers. The team also signed free-agent forward Ryan Kelly, who averaged 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds during his rookie season.

• The Chicago Bulls signed guard Kirk Hinrich to a two-year contract. The deal starts at $2.7 million next season and includes a player option for the second season, according to a person with knowledge of the contract. Hinrich averaged 9.1 points and 3.9 assists in 73 games last season. The Bulls also signed second-round draft pick Cameron Bairstow.

• The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have re-signed Matt Bonner. Bonner averaged 3.2 points in 61 games last season, his eighth with the team.

Retired New York Giants guard Chris Snee told his team that he is retiring from football. Snee spent 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Giants, where he won two Super Bowls. He has had two hip surgeries and now is most troubled by right elbow and wrist problems.

• England captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international soccer. The 34-year-old played in 114 games for England.

Reported World Cup scoring leader James Rodriguez of Colombia is reportedly leaving Monaco for Real Madrid. The 23-year-old striker scored six goals in Brazil. The Spanish sports newspaper As said that Monaco has agreed to terms with Madrid. The sports newspaper Marca says Rodriguez is to be presented to fans today.


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