Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.
Ohio State said Tuesday that Miller will need surgery on his throwing shoulder. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after throwing a pass.
Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is expected to be the starter in the Aug. 30 opener against Navy.
Miller said he is on schedule to graduate in December and wants to attend graduate school "and return to lead the Buckeyes next season."
Cleveland coach Mike Pettine has delayed his decision on whether Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel will be the Browns' starting quarterback. Both players performed poorly Monday in a 24-23 exhibition loss at Washington.
A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after a bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career. A lawyer for Bertuzzi said terms of the settlement are confidential.
On March 8, 2004, Bertuzzi, then playing for the Vancouver Canucks, hit Moore from behind. The Colorado Avalanche rookie crashed face first to the ice, leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae.
Bertuzzi pleaded guilty to criminal assault causing bodily harm. He was sentenced in December 2004 to one year of probation and 80 hours of community service.
NBA referee Dick Bavetta, 74, is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment. Bavetta officiated a record 2,635 consecutive regular-season games after starting his NBA career Dec. 2, 1975. He also worked 270 playoff games, including 27 in the NBA Finals, and the 1992 Olympics.
Artemis Racing confirmed it is challenging for the America's Cup in 2017. Artemis is the second team to announce its challenge, after Emirates Team New Zealand. Other syndicates expected to enter for a shot at sailing against defending champion Oracle Team USA are Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge, Britain's Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France.