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FOOTBALL

AP source: Broncos expected to release Bailey

DENVER — The Denver Broncos are expected to release perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

By releasing Bailey, the Broncos would open up cap space with the 12-time Pro Bowl player scheduled to make around $10 million next season.

Bailey was sidelined most of the season by a nagging left foot sprain. The 35-year-old shutdown corner returned late in the season to help the Broncos advance to the Super Bowl, where they lost 43-8 to Seattle.


TRACK AND FIELD

Donor gives Beavers $2 million toward track center

CORVALLIS — The Oregon State Beavers have received a $2 million challenge gift to help complete the school's Whyte Track and Field Center.

The gift by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will go toward the second phase of the facility's construction, which includes grandstands, a hammer throw area and a scoreboard. The total budget for the phase is estimated at $4.5 million.

All previous donations and pledges to the project, totaling $550,000, will be counted toward the challenge. The deadline for donations is Dec. 31.

The Whyte Track and Field Center opened in September 2012 as the Beavers have rebuilt their track program under coach Kelly Sullivan. The sport was dropped by Oregon State after the 1988 season.


BASKETBALL

Nets sign Jason Collins to another 10-day contract

NEW YORK — Jason Collins' second stint with the Brooklyn Nets will last at least 10 more days.

The Nets signed Collins to a second 10-day contract Wednesday, and he will be in uniform when they host the Memphis Grizzlies.

Collins became the NBA's first openly gay player when he signed his first deal Feb. 23.

Compiled from wire reports


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