Top pick Luck signs four-year deal with Colts | A.M. Briefing
The Indianapolis Colts signed Andrew Luck, the Stanford quarterback and No. 1 overall pick in the draft, to a four-year, $22.1 million deal on Thursday...
Top pick Luck signs four-year deal with Colts
The Indianapolis Colts signed Andrew Luck, the Stanford quarterback and No. 1 overall pick in the draft, to a four-year, $22.1 million deal on Thursday,
"12 is officially signed!!!!!!" Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted, adding a photo of Luck signing his contract for good measure. Luck's agent and uncle, Will Wilson, confirmed the deal had been completed.
The deal is similar to the one signed by Cam Newton a year ago and the one signed this week by Robert Griffin III. Newton, last year's top pick, has a four-year, $22 million deal with Carolina and Griffin, who went No. 2 behind Luck in April's draft, signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins worth $21.1 million guaranteed, with a club option for a fifth year.
Penn State board member Garban resigns
A member and former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees resigned, becoming the first board member to do so in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Steve Garban said in a letter his presence on the board had become "a distraction and an impediment" to its efforts to move forward.
Garban, who had stepped down as board chairman after Sandusky's November arrest but had remained a board member, was harshly criticized over his handling of the crisis that engulfed Penn State, and he faced persistent calls from alumni and fellow board members to resign.
Meanwhile, a state lawmaker took Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel to task for his recent defense of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno as "a great man."
State Rep. Sara Lampe issued a statement criticizing what she called the "Mizzou coach's defense of a child rapist enabler." Lampe is a Springfield Democrat seeking her party's nomination for lieutenant governor.
U.S. men rout Britain 118-78 in exhibition
Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams responded to a lineup change with 19 points apiece, and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team beat Britain 118-78 in an exhibition game in Manchester.
LeBron James had 16 points and Russell Westbrook had 15 for the Americans, who built a 40-point lead early in the fourth quarter against their inexperienced and overmatched opponent, and every basket from there seemed to be a dunk.
Lin introduced in Houston
Jeremy Lin figured he'd be having this kind of news conference in New York.
Instead, he was talking about his new deal with the Houston Rockets on the same practice court where he worked in virtual anonymity seven months ago before he was waived.
Lin said he expected — and even preferred — to be re-signed by the Knicks after he electrified the city last season before he was sidelined by a knee injury. The point guard says he wouldn't have signed the Rockets' three-year, $25 million offer sheet "if I wasn't excited about the possibility of playing here as well."
Lin says the Rockets made a compelling pitch. And he says he's "texted back and forth" with former Rockets All-Star Yao Ming.
New York court upholds Dutrow's 10-year ban
A midlevel New York court upheld Kentucky Derby-winning Thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s 10-year ban from the sport for drug violations, though he can keep working while his attorney pursues an additional appeal.
The Appellate Division unanimously rejected Dutrow's argument that his hearing was unfair and that a top New York racing official should have recused himself from the disciplinary case.
• The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay. Commissioner David Stern said the league is looking to add possibly $100 million in revenue by permitting small advertising patches on uniforms starting in the 2013-14 season.
• Beijing gold medalist Rafael Nadal will be forced to miss the London Olympics due to his chronic knee problems.
• New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said he has lost more than 100 pounds two years after lap-band surgery. Ryan said he wanted to reach the milestone of shedding 100 pounds before talking about his much-publicized surgery. From a peak of 348 pounds, Ryan is now down to about 243.
• St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn has been charged with drunken driving in Florissant in St. Louis, police and court officials said. Quinn was involved in a one-car accident on an exit ramp along Interstate 270 at 5:38 a.m. on July 10.
• Chicago defensive tackle Nate Collins has been suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL substance-abuse program.
• The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed a motion in Austin, Texas, asking a judge to dismiss Lance Armstrong's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent the drug-fighting organization from pursuing doping charges against him.
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