Compiled from wire reports
Dawson to receive Lamar Hunt Award
• Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster and former Alliance High School standout Len Dawson will be honored with the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football at the 101 Awards gala Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. The award goes to an individual or group that has played a role in shaping the NFL.
•?Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. Gross, 33, was a first-round pick by Carolina in 2003. He went to his third Pro Bowl this past season.
• Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio will earn $3.64 million in annual compensation after agreeing to an amended contract following the school’s first Rose Bowl victory in more than a quarter-century.
• The federal government is looking at how the University of Michigan responded to a reported violation of the school’s sexual misconduct policy by a football player. The probe by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights began after federal officials received complaints related to the expulsion of kicker Brendan Gibbons, who is no longer enrolled.
Dodgers’ Matt Kemp to have MRI on ankle
• Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is scheduled for an MRI of his surgically repaired left ankle on Friday. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that the scan will help determine whether Kemp can accelerate his rehabilitation from micro-fracture surgery in October.
• Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has no structural damage in his troublesome throwing shoulder, but will remain sidelined for at least another week.
• Jaime Garcia will seek a second opinion on his surgically repaired shoulder from Dr. James Andrews before deciding his next course of action, St. Louis General Manager John Mozeliak said. Garcia requested the second opinion before consulting team doctors.
• An MRI exam has confirmed a Grade 1 calf strain for San Diego Padres standout third baseman Chase Headley.
• Seattle Mariners third-base coach John Stearns, 62, will be out for the next four to six weeks after undergoing surgery for a hiatal hernia.
• Hall of Fame manager?Joe Torre says Major League Baseball’s playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home-plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and base runners is sometimes unavoidable.
• Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make Opening Day of the big-league baseball season a national holiday.
TV cameras allowed in Pistorius trial
• Parts of Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial can be broadcast live on television by three remote-controlled cameras in court, but testimony given by the double-amputee Olympian can’t be shown, a judge ruled Tuesday in Johannesburg.
• U.S. Open champion Justin Rose withdrew from the Honda Classic to rest his right shoulder. Rose first hurt his shoulder last August during The Barclays.
— From wire reports