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Thu., March 6, 2014

Reinstated Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL on Wednesday following his suspension in December for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse. Browner was suspended indefinitely without pay by the league Dec. 18. If he complies with the terms of the substance abuse policy and program, he will be fully reinstated after serving a four-game suspension without pay at the start of the regular season and forfeiting an additional four weeks of pay.

Arrested After pleading guilty to a charge of drunk driving, Vavae Tata will not be a position coach at Vanderbilt. Head coach Derek Mason had been waiting for Tata’s case to be decided in court to make a move replacing the defensive line coach.

Earned Stanford’s Mark Marquess became the sixth baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,500 wins, earning the milestone Tuesday night with an 11-1 victory over California.

Signed Eight-time Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller both signed new three-year contracts with Pittsburgh Steelers that are designed to give the team Steelers salary cap relief before the new league year begins next week.

• The Buffalo Bills signed starting safety Aaron Williams to a four-year, $26 million contract extension.

Agreed Irish striker Robbie Keane agreed to a multiyear contract extension to stay with the L.A. Galaxy. Keane has been one of Major League Soccer’s top scorers since moving to Southern California in August 2011.

Extended The Brooklyn Nets signed Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract. Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player when he signed his first deal Feb. 23.

Announced Chip Ganassi Racing announced it will run a second car in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race March 15. Three-time and reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, defending Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and reigning Indy Lights champion Sage Karam will share the seat.

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