UNDATED (AP) -- The family of Junior Seau (SAY'-ow) is suing the NFL, claiming the former All-Pro linebacker's suicide last May was because of a brain disease brought about by the way he played pro football. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed today in California Superior Court, blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that led to Seau's death.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have hired Tony Sparano as an assistant head coach who will work with the offensive line. Sparano comes to the Raiders after one season as offensive coordinator for the New York Jets,
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Following their decisive victory over the L.A. Clippers last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder face the second half of a back-to-back game tonight. The Thunder, who have the best record in the NBA's Western Conference, are in Oakland tonight to play the Golden State Warriors in one of 11 NBA games tonight.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets are moving ahead with plans to change their name to the Pelicans next season, people familiar with the decision said. These sources say an official announcement is coming Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn one game for charging New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov (AN'-tawn vohl-chen-KAHF'). Schenn will miss Thursday's game against the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center and will forfeit $4,702 in one-game salary.
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