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A makeshift memorial is seen before a candlelight vigil in the parking lot the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Oak Creek, Wis. Monday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage when a white supremacist at the temple where six people were killed. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
FILE - This is an Oct. 1, 2012 file photo showing Phoenix Suns basketball player Michael Beasley posed during media day in Phoenix. Scottsdale police have arrested Beasley after finding suspected marijuana in his car. Officer David Pubins says Beasley was arrested early Tuesday morning, Aug. 6, 2013, following a traffic stop. Pubins says an officer found three cigarettes suspected to contain marijuana (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Packers WR Nelson has knee procedure
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said yesterday that wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the rest of training camp after undergoing a procedure on one of his knees.
The Packers are hopeful he will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener at San Francisco. Nelson had not practiced since Thursday, missing Friday night’s practice and Saturday’s scrimmage.
Left tackle Bryan Bulaga also suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday. Randall Cobb, the leading receiver last year, has a biceps injury. Cornerback Tramon Williams has been sidelined for more than a week with a bone bruise in his knee, and cornerback Casey Hayward hasn’t practiced because of a hamstring injury.
DuJuan Harris, the starting running back at the end of last season, has yet to practice because of a knee injury.
Dolphins’ Jones signs $29.3 million, 4-year deal
DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones signed a $29.3 million, four-year contract that includes $15 million guaranteed.
Jones, a fifth-round draft choice by Miami in 2010, has started 30 games in his career, including every game in last year. Last year he led the team with four interceptions and ranked fourth in tackles with 95, both career highs.
“I think I demonstrated last year I’m one of the elite safeties in the game,” Jones said yesterday after the Dolphins announced the extension.
“This shows how much these guys trust me as a player and a person,” Jones said. “This takes the pressure off. I know where my home is the next couple of years.”
The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus.
Sanchez to start at QB in Jets’ preseason opener
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback over Geno Smith in the New York Jets’ preseason opener at Detroit on Friday night.
Rex Ryan said yesterday that both quarterbacks will take snaps with the first-team offense against the Lions, but it will be Sanchez who begins under center. Ryan adds that the team hasn’t decided exactly how the playing time will be distributed.
Sanchez, entering his fifth season, and Smith, the team’s second-round pick out of West Virginia, are locked in a tight quarterback competition. The two have been rotating practice days with the starters, but Ryan said it “seemed like the natural thing to do” to start Sanchez.
Sanchez had his second straight solid day of practice, while Smith threw his first interception this summer in 11-on-11 team drills.
Ex-lineman Petitgout arrested in New York on assault charge
NEW YORK – A former NFL player was arrested on a charge he hit his wife and shoved her from a moving car in New York City.
Former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Luke Petitgout reported to a Manhattan police precinct yesterday in connection with the Friday incident.
Police said he struck his wife with her pocketbook and then tossed her from the car.
His wife took a taxi to a police station and filed a report. He was arrested on an assault charge.
Petitgout is in police custody awaiting arraignment and can’t be reached for comment. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
Petitgout played college football for Notre Dame. He spent eight seasons with the Giants and one season with the Buccaneers, who released him in 2008.
Police arrest Beasley after suspected marijuana found
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale police arrested Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley after finding suspected marijuana in his car.
Officer David Pubins said Beasley was arrested early yesterday morning following a traffic stop.
Pubins said an officer found three cigarettes suspected to contain marijuana in Beasley’s Mercedes after smelling marijuana during the stop.
Pubins said Beasley was released after being cited for investigation of one felony count each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Pubins, court proceedings in the case will begin once results of lab tests are available.
Beasley was Phoenix’s biggest offseason acquisition in 2012 after signing a three-year contract. He was the No. 2 overall pick of the 2008 draft.
Newton talks with Manziel about college limelight
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Cam Newton said he spoke to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel about coping with the pressures of being a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback who lives life in the limelight
The Panthers quarterback said yesterday that he and Manziel have talked a few times this offseason, but Newton wouldn’t discuss the specifics of the conversation. He says that’s something personal between him and Manziel.
Newton said Manziel “has to go through these types of situations to know how to handle them in the future. When somebody comes up to you and asks for your autograph, you don’t know if they’re going to do it for good or bad” purposes.
Like Manziel, Newton was under media scrutiny while at Auburn during an NCAA investigation into a pay-for-play allegations.
Eustachy signs extension through 2018
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Larry Eustachy agreed to a new contract that will keep him at Colorado State through the 2017-18 season and that has options for three additional seasons.
Eustachy led the Rams to a school record 26-win season and an NCAA tournament win over Missouri last season, his first at the school. CSU also cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1954 and Eustachy became the only head coach in NCAA history to lead five different schools to 24 or more wins in a season.
Eustachy’s base salary goes up to $910,000 next season and rises by 2 percent each year.
He’d also get $40,000 for winning 20 games, $100,000 for winning the Mountain West Conference title and $200,000 if the Rams get an NCAA tournament bid.
Nationals select RHP Roark from Triple-A Syracuse
WASHINGTON – The Washington Nationals called up right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse, optioned left-hander Xavier Cedeno back to the minors and moved lefty starter Ross Detwiler to the 60-day disabled list.
The moves came before Washington’s game against Atlanta last night.
Roark is 9-3 with two saves and a 3.15 ERA in 33 games at Syracuse in 2012, 11 as a starter. He could work in relief for the Nationals right now, then start when rookie right-hander Taylor Jordan’s innings limit is reached, which is expected to happen after about four more appearances.
The Nationals got Roark in the trade that sent shortstop Cristian Guzman to the Texas Rangers in 2010.
Detwiler went on the 15-day DL on July 7 with a herniated disc in his back.
Sabres re-sign F Tropp to one-year contract
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres re-signed forward Corey Tropp to a one-year contract.
The Sabres are showing faith in Tropp, their 2007 third-round pick. He was regarded as a candidate to contend for a job in Buffalo last season before sustaining a serious injury to his left knee while playing in AHL Rochester.
Tropp was limited to playing in just six games, in which he had two goals and two assists. Overall, he has 21 goals and 45 assists in 109 career AHL games.
He’s been called up to Buffalo five times, and has three goals and five assists in 34 NHL games.