November 23, 2014

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Roundup: A&M investigating report on Manziel

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said the university is gathering facts after a report that quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January.

Sumlin said he learned of the ESPN report Sunday. ESPN says the NCAA is investigating whether the Heisman Trophy winner was paid for the autographs, which could potentially violate its amateurism rules and put his eligibility in question.

• LSU coach Les Miles says running back Jeremy Hill has been reinstated and may practice immediately. Miles says Hill will face further punishment from coaches which will be “handled internally,” leaving open the possibility that Hill could be forced to sit out some games. However, Miles declined to specify how many games, if any, Hill may have to miss, adding the Hill already has been punished substantially during his more than three-month suspension.

• Michael Dyer will have to follow a strict code of conduct playing for Louisville. Cardinals coach Charlie Strong said the former Auburn running back must sign a behavior contract and be subject to a zero-tolerance policy as conditions of joining the program.

• The Arizona Cardinals again were without their top two running backs as training camp resumed following a day off for all the players. Rashard Mendenhall missed his third straight practice with patella tendinitis and Ryan Williams remained sidelined with a sore knee.

• The Packers may be forced to shuffle their renovated offensive line after starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury during a weekend scrimmage.

Baseball

Jeter goes back on DL

The Yankees put shortstop Derek Jeter back on the disabled list Monday in the latest setback in an injury-filled season for the captain. Jeter is out with a strained right calf.

• Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he thinks shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be out at least a few days with a right shoulder injury. Ramirez hurt his shoulder after tumbling into the stands catching a fly ball in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 1-0 victory Sunday.

Basketball

Squatter pleads guilty

A former NBA All-Star accused of squatting at a Paradise Valley home and then trying to list the house for rent on Craigslist has pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges. Chris Gatling entered the guilty pleas to one count of theft and one count of forgery on Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Motorsports

Sprint car veteran dies

Veteran Sprint Car driver Kramer Williamson died from injuries suffered during a qualifying race Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in central Pennsylvania, according to race organizers and the coroner’s office. Williamson, 63, of Palmyra, was pronounced dead at York Hospital at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday. He had suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident during the URC Sprint Car Challenge. Williamson was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008 and had been racing for more than 40 years.

Miscellaneous

Buckeyes donate $$

Ohio State University will donate $181,000 to two local child-advocacy organizations from funds it received from the Big Ten Conference’s sanctions against Penn State. Ohio State announced it will allocate money to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Family Safety and Healing and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County.