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Sports briefs: NCAA ends video game contract

Published July 17, 2013 5:31 pm

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College athletics • The NCAA said Wednesday it won't allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo and name in video games while it fights a lawsuit that says the governing body owes billions of dollars to former players for letting their likenesses be used for free.

The NCAA said it won't enter into a new contract with EA Sports beyond the current one that expires June 2014. That means NCAA Football 2014 will be the last edition of the popular game. However, it won't necessarily stop EA Sports from producing a college football video game.

Bucs sign Tynes to replace Barth

NFL • Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth will miss the upcoming season with a torn Achilles tendon and the team has signed two-time Super Bowl winner Lawrence Tynes as his replacement.

The Bucs announced Wednesday that Barth was injured last week in his hometown of Wilmington, N.C., and underwent successful surgery on Monday.

• The Miami Dolphins say CEO Mike Dee is leaving to become president and CEO of the San Diego Padres, where he began his career as a sports executive.

Former ski champ declines treatment

Skiing • The family of former Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson says he is dealing with a life-threatening infection that has attacked his major organs and he no longer wants to go through treatment.

Hospitalized since June 29, Johnson's mother said in a phone interview the one-time daredevil skier refuses a feeding tube, even though it hurts to swallow. He no longer wants supplemental oxygen or antibiotics that could possibly help.

Manziel says he 'overslept' at camp

college football • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel says he missed activities at the Manning Passing Academy because he "overslept," and his absence had nothing to do with being out the night before.

Manziel left the camp for high school prospects run by the Manning family in Louisiana before it ended last weekend.

From wire reports