Sports briefs: Raiders trade Carson Palmer to Cardinals
NFL • The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional seventh-round 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland's seventh-round selection. Palmer reworked his contract as part of his move to the desert, agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, with $10 million guaranteed.
If Palmer starts at least 13 games next season, Oakland gets Arizona's 2014 seventh-round pick. If he doesn't, the Cardinals owe the Raiders nothing.
New Arizona coach Bruce Arians gets a starting quarterback at a bargain basement price. Oakland acquired quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday in a deal that sent two draft picks to the Seahawks.
• Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that could pay him as much as $3 million. The former All-Pro was released by Philadelphia on March 12.
Video of Rutgers coach sparks outrage
College basketball • Rutgers said it would reconsider its decision to retain basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie .
Athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the video in late November by a former employee. He suspended Rice for three games a month later, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to attend anger management classes. Pernetti said Tuesday that university president Robert Barchi also viewed the tape last fall and agreed with the punishment.
Tubby takes reins at Texas Tech
College basketball • Texas Tech introduced Tubby Smith as its coach on Tuesday. Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons and landed his new job Monday. He takes over a program that hasn't had a winning conference record since 2006-07, and one that went 19-43 the past two seasons. The Red Raiders last went to the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
"It's my goal to build this program into one of the top programs, not just in the Big 12 but in the country, and that's not going to be easy," the 61-year-old Smith said. "It's going to be hard work."
Interim coach Chris Walker went 11-20 this season after the September resignation of Billy Gillispie.
The Associated Press
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