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Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis announces retirement

Retiring Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis has announced that he will step down on June 30. De Carolis released an open letter Monday announcing his decision. “There is never an optimal time for decisions like this, especially after 17 years of a journey,” De Carolis said. “However, I believe we are in the best possible position in Oregon State University’s history to have success on and off the field.” De Carolis did not give a reason for his resignation, but said he looked forward to continued opportunities in intercollegiate athletics.

Charges Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is facing another criminal charge: witness intimidation, prosecutors said. Hernandez was convicted last month of killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister, in June 2013. Hernandez also faces two counts of murder in Boston, where he is accused of gunning down two men in 2012 after one caused him to spill his drink at a nightclub. A grand jury indicted Hernandez on the latest charge, according to the office of the Suffolk County District Attorney. It said the victim of the intimidation was a witness to the Boston killings, which happened on July 16, 2012.

• Veteran NFL running back Ahmad Bradshaw, 29, pleaded no contest in Cincinnati and paid a fine to settle a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. Court documents showed that the two-time Super Bowl winner, who is a free agent, paid $351 in fines and costs under a plea agreement.

Transferring Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon will play his final season at Maryland. Duke coach Mike Krzyzyewski kicked Sulaimon off the team Jan. 29 for being “unable to consistently live up to the standards” of his program. The specific reasons for his dismissal have never been discussed publicly.

Signed The New York Jets signed quarterback Jake Heaps and fullback J.C. Copeland, both of whom participated in rookie minicamp over the weekend as tryout players.

Released Cornerback Kyle Arrington, 28, has been released by the New England Patriots. He spent five seasons in New England, playing in two Super Bowls.

Exemption Canadian teen Brooke Henderson will play her first LPGA major as a pro in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Henderson, 17, received a sponsor’s exemption to play June 11-14 at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y.

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