Returning Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay says he will return from his one-year ban for doping on July 3 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gay’s one-year suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid expires on June 23. The American says he will run the 100 meters. He is expected to face fellow American Justin Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100 champion, who later served a four-year ban for doping. Gay got a reduced one-year ban for cooperating with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation.
• American defender Timmy Chandler has returned to Eintracht Frankfurt. The club said that the 24-year-old member of the U.S. World Cup soccer team had signed a three-year contract through June 2017.
Agreed Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and Jonathan Goodwin have agreed to a one-year contract bringing the veteran center back to New Orleans. The 35-year-old Goodwin has spent the past three seasons with San Francisco. Goodwin played for New Orleans from 2006 to 2010, starting the last three of those seasons. He was named to a Pro Bowl and won a Super Bowl in the 2009 season.
Announced Alabama football coach Nick Saban will make nearly $7 million a year through 2022. The vote by the Alabama system trustees’ compensation committee made Saban’s new deal official nearly seven months after the university announced the agreement.
Signed The Arizona Cardinals, in need of depth at inside linebacker, have signed free agent Ernie Sims to a one-year contract. The move follows the suspension of Arizona standout linebacker Daryl Washington for one year for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Sims, Detroit’s first-round draft pick and the ninth selection overall in 2006, played the last two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
• Linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo has signed with the San Francisco 49ers, 2 1/2 years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears.
Rejected The president of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association says a work stoppage is closer after the league rejected the union’s most recent offer for a new labor deal. Union president Scott Flory says the latest contract rejection strengthens the players’ resolve. The players tabled a new offer Monday that called for a shorter term and included concessions on the salary cap and the amount of revenue that would trigger the renegotiation of the deal.