College Basketball

Kent State hires Haynes as assistant

•?Kent State officially announced the hiring of former point guard and Mid-American Conference Player of the Year DeAndre Haynes as an assistant coach in a news release Monday. Haynes is Kent State’s all-time leader in assists (625), steals (229) and minutes played. He spent the past six years with FIBA Europe, including stops in Belgium, Hungary, Germany and Finland.

NFL

Titans receiver found dead in likely suicide

• Tennessee Titans reserve receiver O.J. Murdock has died of an apparent suicide, Tampa police say. Police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said officers found Murdock, 25, inside his car Monday morning with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The car was parked in front of Middleton High School, where Murdock attended school. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died. Murdock did not report to training camp over the weekend because of what the team said at the time was a personal issue.

•?Projected starting cornerback Terrell Thomas re-injured his surgically repaired right knee and his status for the New York Giants’ season is uncertain. Thomas was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York Monday after reporting that he had swelling in his right knee. An MRI showed that the five-year veteran suffered another injury to the knee involving the anterior cruciate ligament.

•?The Washington Redskins couldn’t make it through four training camp practices without suffering major injuries. Starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove loose particles from his right knee and is expected to be out until the Sept. 9 opener at New Orleans. Also, backup inside linebacker Jonathan Goff is out for the year after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament during practice Saturday.

• Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to the team’s training camp residence hall Monday after an allergic reaction at lunch sent him to a local hospital. Coach Leslie Frazier said after Monday’s practice that Peterson ate some seafood that caused his face to swell and shortness of breath. An ambulance was called, and Peterson was diagnosed with the allergic reaction at the hospital. He returned to the Minnesota State University campus soon after.

NBA

Hawks trade guard Green to Clippers

• The Atlanta Hawks traded shooting guard Willie Green to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the rights to forward Sofoklis Schortsanitis, a 2003 draft pick from Cameroon who has not played in the league. The deal Monday creates a trade exemption for the Hawks. Green, 31, averaged 7.6 points while making 44.2 percent of his 3-point attempts last season.

• The Toronto Raptors re-signed free-agent forward Alan Anderson. Anderson, 29, was signed to a 10-day contract by the Raptors on March 26 and then for the remainder of the season on April 16. He averaged 9.6 points, two rebounds and 27.1 minutes in 17 games.

• A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bulls and point guard Nate Robinson have agreed to a contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced Monday.

• The Metropolitan King County Council voted to approve a proposal for a new arena that could bring the NBA back to Seattle. The County Council approved the amended proposal from investor Chris Hansen by a 6-3 vote on Monday afternoon. The plan also needs approval from the Seattle City Council.

— From wire reports

Correction

Firestone Country Club will not be open to the public today for practice rounds for the Bridgestone Invitational and will call hours are 9-5 p.m. today. Incorrect information appeared in Sunday’s Beacon Journal.