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Marino dropped from NFL Today


CBS show drops Marino

NEW YORK — Hall of Famers Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will not return to their analyst roles on CBS' The NFL Today pregame show. Tony Gonzalez, who had not officially retired before Tuesday, will join James Brown, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason on the program.

"As of right now, I am not even interested in playing another season in the NFL," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez ended his 17-year career with the Falcons this season.

Marino, the longtime Dolphins QB, joined CBS in 2002. Sharpe was added in 2004. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross declined to respond when asked if he might hire Marino. CBS sports chairman Sean McManus said releasing Marino and Sharpe "has nothing to do with any dissatisfaction in the ratings."

REDSKINS: CB DeAngelo Hall agreed to terms for a four-year contract. Hall will receive between $4 million and $5 million a year.


Montoya seeks Brickyard return

Juan Pablo Montoya would like to run the Brickyard 400 if Team Penske gets him a NASCAR ride. Montoya won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000 and led the 2009 Brickyard until being flagged for a speeding penalty. "I've been so close so many times, it would be a good way of closing that chapter with a good win there," Montoya said.


Oregon St. hires ex-Buc assistant

Former Bucs assistant coach John Garrett was named Oregon State offensive coordinator. Garrett was wide receivers coach for the Bucs last season.

RULES CHAIR BACKS OFF SLOWDOWN: Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is willing to slow down offenses, but only if he sees evidence that an up-tempo offense creates genuine health risks. Calhoun, who chairs the rules committee, changed his position six days after calling for slower play.

OLE MISS: LB Denzel Nkemdiche and DE Robert Nkemdiche are being sued for $2 million for allegedly beating a man at a fraternity party last year. Matthew Baird claims Denzel Nkemdiche punched him from behind, knocking him out, and says Robert Nkemdiche was among a group of men who then beat him.

more colleges: The Florida women's tennis team beat FSU 7-0 for its 125th straight home victory. Alexandra Cercone of Seminole finished it off with a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5 in a 10-point tiebreak) victory over Kerrie Cartwright. … USF's baseball team held Florida Gulf Coast to one unearned run on five hits in a 5-1 victory at Fort Myers. … Florida's baseball team scored four runs with two out in the seventh inning to down UCF 5-1 at Gainesville.


SOCCER: Lionel Messi scored on a penalty kick to lead visiting Barcelona over Manchester City 2-0 in Champions League play. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's two goals led Paris Saint-Germain past host Bayer Leverkusen 4-0.

horses: WinStar Farm President-CEO Elliott Walden said that Sam F. Davis winner Vinceremos is expected to run in the Grade II $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby on March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 7-5 in the Rio de Janeiro Open.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent, Times wires

Marino dropped from NFL Today 02/18/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:58pm]
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