Compiled from wire reports
Former coach Buddy Ryan,?dad of Rex and Rob, dies
•?Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob Ryan have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday in Kentucky. He was 82.
He had been treated for skin cancer in recent years.
The always outspoken Ryan was a linebackers coach for the 1968 New York Jets and coordinated the ground-breaking 46 defense for the 1985 Chicago Bears, one of the NFL’s greatest defenses. He was a head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-90, and for the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95, compiling a 55-55-1 overall record.
“He was many things to many people — outstanding coach, mentor, fierce competitor, father figure, faithful friend and the list goes on,” Rex Ryan said in a news release. “But to me and my brothers Rob and Jim, he was so much more. He was everything you want in a dad — tough when he had to be, compassionate when you didn’t necessarily expect it, and a loving teacher and confidant who cherished his family. He truly was our hero.”
•?Browns legend Jim Brown accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit filed in 2013 in Los Angeles County alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its NFL Madden games.
•?Zurlon Tipton, 26, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, accidentally shot himself to death at a car dealership near Detroit. Tipton, a Central Michigan University product, was handling a duffel bag when a gun in the bag fired as he dropped off his car in Roseville, Mich., police said.
•?The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Doug Baldwin agreed to a $46 million, four-year contract extension that runs through the 2020-2021 season.
•?The Houston Texans signed receiver Will Fuller, who was the 21st overall pick in this year’s draft. Fuller had 62 receptions for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns last season for Notre Dame.
Vancouver Canucks GM?fined over radio remarks
•?The NHL fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for tampering after General Manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players the team might be interested in. Benning noted the Canucks’ interest in Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos last week during a radio interview.
•?The Colorado Avalanche placed 16-year veteran defenseman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract. Stuart is set to make $3.6 million next season. A nagging back injury limited him to just six games last season.
Charlotte Hornets player?to have chest operation
•?Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky will undergo a “minor procedure” Wednesday to repair a small pocket of air between his lung and chest wall and will not participate in the Pro Summer League in Orlando.
•?Argentine President Mauricio Macri plans to meet Lionel Messi next week and persuade him to return to the national soccer team.
— From wire reports