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Leaves The athletic director at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, is leaving the post to spend more time with his family. The university announced that 53-year-old Jerry Graybeal, the former assistant football coach at Eastern Washington, will scale back his workload and obligations. But the school says he plans to stay involved with Wildcats athletics by moving to a fund-raising position.

Arrested Court documents show that former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and destruction of property in Cockeysville, Md. Brown was arrested Friday and released on his own recognizance. A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 2.

Signed The NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves signed restricted free-agent point guard Ramon Sessions to an offer sheet, a person close to the deal says. The Milwaukee Bucks will have seven days to match the offer. The move comes two days after Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio backed out on a deal to join the Timberwolves this season.

Admitted Four Jamaican runners have acknowledged using a banned substance. Yohan Blake, Lansford Spence, Marvin Anderson and Allodin Fothergill admitted to taking a banned stimulant before Jamaica’s National Championships in June.

Extended Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, who led the NHL team to the highest point total in the Eastern Conference last season, agreed to a multiyear contract extension. Details of the contract extension were not disclosed.

Moved The trial for a man accused of killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams will be held after the NFL season to give defense attorneys more time to interview NFL players who are witnesses. Willie Clark faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Williams on New Year’s Day 2007.

Died Former major leaguer Robert G. “Buddy” Blattner, whose broadcast career included being the longtime voice of the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks, died Friday of complications from lung cancer in Chesterfield, Mo., his daughter said. He was 89. Blattner began his baseball career with the Cardinals in 1942.

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