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COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Maryland will become one of the first Division I schools to guarantee lifetime athletic scholarships for all sports, the school announced Tuesday.
The new program will be implemented in November for incoming scholarship athletes, according to a statement by the school. Aid will be guaranteed through graduation for athletes who exhaust their eligibility before graduating, and those who are unable to compete because of injury.
"Our vision is to be the best intercollegiate athletic program while producing graduates who are prepared to serve as leaders in the local, state and global communities," Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said.
Kluwe, Vikings settle complaint
MINNEAPOLIS | The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights.
Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. Kluwe said he won't receive any as part of the settlement.
Kluwe said he was convinced the Vikings were committed to being leaders on this issue in the NFL.
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Former linebacker Tim Shaw announced that he has ALS. The 30-year-old said he was recently diagnosed.
NFL teams can carry 10 players, instead of eight, on their practice squads for the next two seasons.
Philadelphia acquired running back Kenjon Barner from Carolina for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2015.
settlement ends Bertuzzi lawsuit
TORONTO | A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
A lawyer for Bertuzzi confirmed the settlment but said the terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar suit had been set for trial Sept. 8.
On March 8, 2004, Bertuzzi, then playing for Vancouver, hit Moore from behind. The Colorado rookie crashed to the ice, leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae.
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New York Islanders owner Charles B. Wang, announced he would sell the team to Jonathan Ledecky, a former owner of a minority stake in the Washington Capitals, and Scott Malkin, a London-based investor.