‘Miracle On Ice’ member Suter dies

Bob Suter, a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age of 57.

The Wild announced Suter’s death and called him “a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed.” The team did not disclose other details.

Suter is the first player from the 1980 American men’s hockey team to die.

The Madison, Wisconsin, native was a standout defenseman in college for the Badgers and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1977. He never played in the NHL, though he paved the way for brother Gary Suter and son Ryan to become stars in the league.

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

LUBBOCK, Texas — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.

A Texas prosecutor said the former San Diego Chargers quarterback and Washington State standout won’t have to serve any time behind bars in Texas because of time he’s served in Montana. Leaf violated his Texas probation when he ran afoul with the law in Montana for breaking into a home to steal prescription drugs. He pleaded guilty for felony burglary and criminal possession of a dangerous drug in 2012.

Leaf attorney Bill Kelly III said the Texas judge gave Leaf credit retroactively for his Montana prison time. The 38-year-old has been granted parole but has not been released.

He was a quarterbacks coach for Division II West Texas A&M.

Player reps delay vote on new drug policy

NEW YORK — The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL’s proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.

After a conference call of about one hour on Tuesday night in which the proposal was discussed, the player reps opted to take no action.

Union spokesman George Atallah says “There was no vote tonight by NFLPA player representatives. We will continue to work towards a comprehensive agreement.”

Coach says Baylor QB Petty will play Friday

WACO, Texas — Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty will return to the lineup when the eighth-ranked Bears play at Buffalo on Friday night.

Coach Art Briles says Petty should be able to go after missing Baylor’s last game with two cracked small bones in his back.

Petty was hurt on the first series of the season opener, and didn’t dress out for Saturday night’s 70-6 victory over FCS team Northwestern State.

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