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NHLBelak found dead

Ex-Predator Wade Belak, an enforcer who played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, has been found dead in Toronto. The Predators learned of Belak's death from NHL security. Toronto police are investigating the cause of death. Belak, 35, was scheduled to work as a sideline reporter on Nashville broadcasts. Winnipeg's Rick Rypien was found dead last month, and former Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died in May.

Savard to miss season

Bruins forward Marc Savard will miss the entire 2011-12 season because he is still feeling the effects of post-concussion syndrome.


A & M may leave Big 12

Texas A & M dealt a blow to the Big 12 Conference, saying it plans to leave by July 2012 if it is accepted by the SEC or another league.


Calhoun returning

University of Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is staying on the job, ending speculation he might retire. Kyle Muncy, assistant director of athletics, said in an email that the 69-year-old Calhoun informed university president Susan Herbst that he will coach this coming season.


Bengals' Benson in jail

Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson has begun serving a 20-day jail term in Texas to settle two misdemeanor assault cases. Travis County Jail records show Benson was booked late Tuesday. -- AP

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