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Sports news briefs — Aug. 8

Compiled from wire reports


Broken foot sidelines
Illini player from Ohio

• Illinois linebacker Mike Svetina, a Brunswick native, is out eight to 10 weeks after breaking his left foot in practice. The junior started 11 games in 2013 and was fifth on the team in tackles with 57.

• Suspended Michigan wide receiver Csont’e York will be arraigned Aug. 22 on charges of aggravated assault and battery related to an unspecified July 18 incident.

• Nebraska defensive back LeRoy Alexander was suspended for the 2014 football season without explanation. He will be allowed to practice with the team. The sophomore from Toledo played in all 13 games last season.

• Northwestern suspended running back Venric Mark of Tomball, Texas, for the first two games for violating an unspecified team policy. In a news release, Mark said he “made a mistake” and “let my teammates down.”

• Indiana defensive end David Kenney, who played in seven games last season, has left the team to deal with personal matters. Coach Kevin Wilson did not elaborate other than to say that the sophomore “needs a break from Indiana University.”

• The University of Maryland and Atlantic Coast Conference reached an agreement that will save the school about $20 million in its move to the Big Ten. The school will pay $31.3 million of the original $52 million exit fee the conference sought.


Phoenix Suns sign
two first-round picks

• The Phoenix Suns signed first-round draft picks T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis. Warren, a 6-foot-8 forward selected 14th overall, averaged 24.9 points and 7.1 rebounds at North Carolina State. Ennis, a 6-3 guard taken 18th overall, averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists in his lone season at Syracuse.

• The Houston Rockets agreed to terms with Greek forward Kostas Papa­nikolaou. The New York Knicks drafted the 6-foot-9 player in 2012. His rights were traded to Portland, then to Houston in 2013.


Winnipeg, New York
lock in two players

• The Winnipeg Jets signed defenseman Julien Brouillette to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level. Brouillette played 10 games last season with the Washington Capitals, getting a goal and an assist.

• Restricted free-agent forward Ryan Bourque agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers. The center, 23, played in 74 games last season with the Rangers’ Hartford affiliate in the American Hockey League.

— From wire reports


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