Compiled from wire reports

HOCKEY

Gordie Howe’s ashes find?home in Saskatoon statue

•?Gordie Howe’s ashes will be interred in a statue at the Saskatoon arena in Saskatchewan. The city received permission from the province to inter the cremated remains of Howe and his wife, Colleen, at the base of a statue that honors him. The hall of famer died June 10 at the age of 88.

•?The NHL added meldonium to its list of banned substances. The drug, used to increase blood flow for heart conditions, isn’t approved for sale in the United States.

•?The Winnipeg Jets named forward Blake Wheeler as their captain. Wheeler succeeds former captain Andrew Ladd who was traded to Chicago in February.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

More class-action lawsuits?filed in player concussions

•?Chicago attorney Jay Edelson filed a new round of class-action concussion lawsuits in federal courts against the NCAA and major college football conferences on behalf of former players from Florida State, Miami, Florida, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisville and Murray State.

•?The Black College Football Hall of Fame established the Deacon Jones Trophy, which will be awarded yearly to the most outstanding player at a historically black college. The hall will be in Canton’s Hall of Fame Village.

•?The Alamo Bowl agreed on six-year contract extensions with the Big 12 and Pac-12 that will take their affiliations through 2025.

•?Arizona players will wear helmet stickers this season to honor offensive lineman Zach Hemmila, who died in August.

•?Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told East Carolina Chancellor Cecil Staton that the Pirates are no longer being considering for membership.

NBA

TV broadcaster receives?third marrow transplant

•?TNT broadcaster Craig Sager received a rare third bone marrow transplant in Houston as he continues to fight cancer. “OK, third time’s the charm,” Sager said.

•?Free-agent point guard Ty Lawson signed with the Sacramento Kings after playing last season with the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers.

•?The Denver Nuggets traded forward Joffrey Lauvergne to the Oklahoma City Thunder for two second-round draft picks in 2017.

OTHER SPORTS

Brent Musburger selected?for life achievement honor

•?Brent Musburger will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting. Over 40 years, he has worked at CBS, ABC, ESPN, ESPN Radio and SEC Network.

•?Olympic medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is boycotting a Chicago event on the AVP beach volleyball tour because of two rule experiments that weren’t ‘‘honestly or meaningfully” discussed.

•?British cyclist Chris Froome won a thrilling uphill duel against Colombian rival Nairo Quintana by a bike length to win the 11th stage of the Spanish Vuelta.

— From wire reports