Sports briefs: Oregon admits football recruiting violations, proposes probation
college football • The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school. The revelations were made in a summary disposition report included in the documents released Monday night.
Oregon and the NCAA have failed to come to an agreement on the matter and the case is expected to go before the infractions committee at some point this year. The NCAA began looking into possible violations following reports about payments Oregon made to recruiting services, including a $25,000 payment to Willie Lyles and Houston-based Complete Scouting Services in 2010.
• Alabama trustees on Tuesday approved a three-year deal worth $3.85 million for defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
Earthquakes player suspended over slur
soccer • San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Soccer called "unacceptable and offensive language" toward an opponent after using an anti-gay slur. Gordon was ejected in the second half Sunday after receiving a pair of yellow cards for fouls. But minutes before his ejection, he was seen on the television broadcast using a slur toward Portland's Will Johnson.
• Real Madrid will compete in a summer soccer tournament that will conclude in Miami on Aug. 6-7. Also confirmed Tuesday were Inter Milan and Juventus, along with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The eight-team event will open in Europe on July 27. Opening-round games also are planned in the Phoenix area, San Francisco and Indianapolis, with the semifinals in New York and Los Angeles on Aug. 3-4.
From wire reports