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COLLEGESEx-Buckeye Pryor hires agent

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent and has taken steps toward making himself available for an NFL supplemental draft. Pryor's lawyer, Larry James, said that Pryor had signed an agreement with Rosenhaus, a high-powered agent.

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Sens said to hire MacLean

Detroit Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean has been hired as the new coach of the Ottawa Senators. Two people familiar with the decision confirmed the move yesterday, speaking with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

HORSE RACINGNehro to have ankle surgery

Nehro, who finished fourth behind Ruler On Ice Saturday in the Belmont Stakes, came out of the Triple Crown finale with an ankle injury. Owner Ahmed Zayat said the Kentucky Derby runner-up will have surgery tomorrow at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., to repair a small chip in his right front ankle.MMAState MMA bill moves on

The bill to legalize and regulate the sport of mixed martial arts in New York passed the state Assembly's Codes Committee by a vote of 17-3 Monday. It is now referred to the Ways and Means committee, where it stalled last year. Should it pass through Ways and Means, it would head to a full Assembly vote. The legislative session ends Monday. Of the 48 states with athletic commissions, New York remains one of three to still ban the sport. Connecticut and Vermont are the other two.

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