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Colts' Brock signs five-year deal

Defensive lineman Raheem Brock signed a five-year contract that makes sure one of the Indianapolis Colts' most versatile defenders stays off the free agent market.

Brock, who tied a career-high with 6 1/2 sacks last season, was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 3. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Elsewhere, Adam Vinatieri may get a chance to test free agency after the New England Patriots declined to protect the man who kicked two Super Bowl-winning field goals with the franchise player tag.

The designation would have forced the team to commit to a one-year $3 million offer to Vinatieri.

And the San Francisco 49ers won a coin toss and will get the sixth pick in the April draft, followed by the Oakland Raiders. Both teams were 4-12.


Roddick loses in quarters

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Qualifier Julien Benneteau upset top-seeded Andy Roddick, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4), in the quarterfinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan championships.

The Frenchman, ranked 122nd, had lost twice previously to Roddick, including in the Australian Open earlier this year in straight sets. But he kept the world's No. 3-ranked player from reaching the semifinals for a second consecutive week.

Benneteau will play sixth-seeded Tommy Haas, a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 winner over Dmitry Tursunov of Russia, today.


Inaugural NLL class inducted

TORONTO -- The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame has inducted its inaugural class of five.

League founders Russ Cline and Chris Fritz, players Paul and Gary Gait, and the late Les Bartley, the winningest coach in league history, were enshrined at a private function with families, teammates and colleagues present.

Bartley, who died of colon cancer at the age of 51 last May, coached the Buffalo Bandits to championships in 1992, '93 and '96.

Three Bandits -- goaltender Steve Dietrich, forward John Tavares and midfielder Mark Steenhuis -- will play for the East Division squad in today's All-Star Game at the Air Canada Centre. Faceoff is at 4 p.m.


Amerks lose sixth straight

ROCHESTER -- The Rochester Americans' losing streak hit six games as Zenith Komarniski had a goal and an assist to lift the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights a 3-2 victory in the American Hockey League.

Matt Hendricks and Nathan Paetsch scored for the Amerks and Jean-Marc Pelletier had 16 saves.

From News and wire service reports.

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