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Extended The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave developer AEG another six months to lure a professional football team to the nation’s second-largest city, which has lacked one for two decades. Without discussion, the council extended AEG’s 2012 agreement to build a downtown stadium and convince an NFL team to move there. The original deal was set to expire on Saturday but the new deadline to obtain a team commitment is April.

Pledged Former University of Arizona basketball star Steve Kerr and his wife have pledged $1 million toward the ongoing renovation of McKale Center and future academic facility enhancements.

Retiring Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer.

Announced Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says defensive lineman Ishaq Williams has told him he won’t be allowed to play this season and hopes to return to the university in June. Kelly said that Williams and cornerback KeiVarae Russell are the only two players of the five investigated for possible academic dishonesty who have informed him of their statuses after honesty committee hearings.

• Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop has been named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the FCS by The Sports Network. The sophomore has been the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the week for the past two weeks.

• The hearing on whether to remove the judge in the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been pushed back. A spokeswoman for Peterson attorney Rusty Hardin, said the recusal hearing for Montgomery County District Judge Kelly Case has been rescheduled for Oct. 22.

Fired The New York Liberty have split with coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer. The WNBA team said it didn’t renew his contract.

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