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(NEW YORK) -- The NCAA has suspended Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim for nine games after a course of multiple infractions over the past eight years.

Syracuse's penalties also include a five-year probation and for the school to vacate all wins in which ineligible men's basketball students played in 2004-07, and 2010--12 and ineligible football students played in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07.

"Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs," the NCAA said in a statement, "and its head men's basketball coach failed to monitor his program."

The violations dated back to 2001, the NCAA said.  Boeheim is the longest tenured coach in Division I men's basketball.

The Orange sit at 18-12 and will play N.C. State on Saturday.


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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears have traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a league source tells ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Marshall will join a Jets receiving core that features Eric Decker and Percy Harvin.

The deal is pending a physical and cannot become official until the new league year on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Marshall pulled in 61 passes for 721 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in 2014. The ten-year veteran has 773 receptions for 9,771 yards and 65 touchdowns for his career.


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Colts Part Ways with Reggie Wayne

NFL via Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts announced that they will not resign 14-year veteran receiver Reggie Wayne, who spent all 14 seasons with the team and won a Super Bowl title during that run.

"My relationship with Reggie goes back to my coaching days at the University of Miami. He is the epitome of what a coach looks for in a player," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said in a statement.  "Hard work, dedication, and sacrifice are just a few ways I would describe him. He encompasses everything that is right about this game, on and off the field."

The statement continued, "I am so grateful I had the chance to coach Reggie again when I arrived in 2012. It was a blessing to see the impact that he made with this organization and Colts fans around the world. I wish him all the best in the future and thank him for representing the horseshoe in the most professional manner."

Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay also released a statement about Wayne's release. "Reggie is one of the greatest men to ever wear the horseshoe, and we have been blessed to watch him play for the past 14 years," he said. "When he first took the field with us in 2001, we knew this day would eventually arrive.  That reality is one of the things that makes pro football such a tough business."

"We feel this decision is in the best interests of the team and for Reggie as it will allow him to seek a better opportunity for playing time elsewhere if he so chooses. Reggie is beloved by the Colts organization and our fans and he will always be a part of the Colts family.  I look forward to the day in the near future when our great number 87 enters the Colts Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame," Irsay continued.

Wayne is the franchise's leader in regular season games played (211) and ranks second in receptions with 1,070 for 14,345 yards, and 80 receiving touchdowns. Wayne was drafted 30th overall in the 2001 NFL draft.


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Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will be out six to eight weeks after breaking his left forearm during a spring training game on Thursday.

Pence was hit in the arm by hard throwing Cubs prospect Corey Black in the sixth inning, and left the game after touching first base.

"Lost for words. Hope you heal fast @hunterpence hitting someone is never a good feeling. Hurting someone is even worse," Black tweeted following the news.

"Of course it's disappointing," Giants president and CEO Larry Baer said Thursday night. "Hunter's a vital part of the team. But knowing him, he'll move mountains to get back quickly."

Pence has played in 383 straight games -- the longest active streak in the majors.


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Bulls outlast Thunder
 
     UNDATED (AP) - The Chicago Bulls were able to end Russell Westbrook's string of triple-doubles at four straight games. More important, they pulled out a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
 
     Chicago beat the Thunder 108-105 on E'Twaun Moore's go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left. The Bulls trailed by a point until Moore sent them to their second straight win. He finished with 19 points on 9 of 10 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench.
 
     Nikola Mirotic finished with 26 points, while Pau Gasol and Mike Dunleavy each had 21 for the Bulls.
 
     Westbrook produced 43 points, seven assists and eight rebounds for the Thunder, but he also stepped out of bounds after receiving the inbounds pass following Moore's go-ahead bucket.
 
     In the only other NBA game, Portland picked up its fifth straight win as LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 94-75 triumph over Dallas. Nicolas Batum added 15 points and a season-high 12 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who finished the game without starting guard Wesley Matthews because of a left foot injury.
 



     Union: Lower NBA age limit
 
     MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for the union representing NBA players has strongly indicated the association will again want the age limit for turning pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining.
 
     National Basketball Players Association general counsel Gary Kohlman expects the issue will be a contentious one with the NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver has often said he favors raising the limit from 19 to 20 in the next labor deal. 





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