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Sports news briefs — Compiled Feb. 17

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FOOTBALL

Ravens, Suggs OK contract extension

• Terrell Suggs signed a four-year extension with Baltimore that saves the Ravens salary cap room and puts the linebacker in position to finish his career in Baltimore. Suggs, 31, signed a six-year deal in 2009 that expired after the 2014 season. Now he’s signed through 2018. At a news conference Monday to announce the extension, Suggs said, “Sizzle will be a Raven for life.” Suggs was expected to count $12.4 million against the salary cap. Now he’s at $7.8 million.

• The Ravens intend to talk to Ray Rice before deciding how to deal with the running back’s arrest in a New Jersey casino. Atlantic City police say Rice was arrested early Saturday morning after an argument with his fiancee turned physical. Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said that he’s waiting to get all the details before deciding what action to take, if any.

• The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Austen Lane. The 6-foot-6 Lane appeared in two games with Detroit last season after playing for Jacksonville from 2010 to 2012. He will be reunited with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who was in charge of the Jaguars defense when Lane played there.

• Oxford, Miss., Police Chief Joey East says Mississippi linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested in separate incidents over the past weekend. East said Nkemdiche was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace around midnight on Saturday. Bryant was charged with public drunkenness and disturbing the peace early Sunday. All the charges are misdemeanors.

OTHER SPORTS

Syracuse still No. 1 in AP basketball poll

• Syracuse is still No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, but it is no longer a unanimous choice. The Orange (25-0), who won two games in the final seconds last week, are on top for a third consecutive week but they received 64 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. They were a unanimous choice the last two weeks. Florida (23-2), which won at Kentucky on Saturday, moved from third to second and received the other first-place vote. Wichita State (27-0), the only other unbeaten Division I team, moved from fourth to third.

• French investigators have ruled out any criminal wrongdoing in the debilitating ski accident of Formula One great Michael Schumacher, a state prosecutor said. Albertville Prosecutor Patrick Quincy said “no infraction by anyone has been turned up” and the probe has been closed, his office said in a statement — responding to questions about whether the Meribel ski station in the French Alps or an equipment maker might have had some role in Schumacher’s injury. The 45-year-old German auto racing legend suffered serious head injuries on Dec. 29 when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock off the side of a demarcated slope in Meribel.

— Associated Press


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