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Ravens sign Ricky Williams

The Baltimore Ravens have signed running back Ricky Williams to replace Willis McGahee, who they let go days before training camp. Williams agreed to a two-year deal, the team announced Monday. The former Heisman Trophy winner played last season with the Miami Dolphins and if everything goes well with his physical Tuesday, Williams will work in tandem with Ray Rice. Last season, Williams, 34, split time with Ronnie Brown in Miami and averaged 4.2 yards per carry. He gained 673 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Eagles' Jackson ends holdout

Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has ended his holdout and reported to training camp at Lehigh University. A two-time Pro Bowl pick, Jackson wants a new contract. He is slated to earn $565,000 this season, the final one of his four-year rookie deal. Jackson caught 47 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns last year, and his 22.5-yard average was best in the NFL.

Cards' Wilson tears biceps tendon

Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson has a torn right biceps tendon and will try to rehabilitate the injury. Coach Ken Whisenhunt would give no timetable for Wilson's return but expects the four-time Pro Bowler to play this season.

Lions' Leshoure out for season

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure tore his left Achilles tendon in practice, ending his season before it began. "There's no more tests that need to be done. He'll have surgery very soon," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He'll be back, but he won't be back this year."


Real Madrid signs 7-year-old

Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prospect from Argentina, who goes by the name Leo. Real Madrid said it signed prodigy Leonel Angel Coira to its youth academy after seeing him in tryouts. Madrid, the world's biggest club, made the push to sign Coira with Spanish league rival Atletico Madrid also pursuing the youngster.


Penn State's Paterno injured

Penn State says Joe Paterno was hospitalized and undergoing tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into him during practice Sunday. Paterno, 84, was admitted to Mount Nittany Medical Center after he walked away from the collision with a receiver who was running a route.

-- AP

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