Seau's death ruled a suicide
Junior Seau's death has been ruled a suicide by the San Diego County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy Thursday confirmed that the former NFL linebacker died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner's office said.
Officials said they were awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau's brain to unidentified outside researchers for study.
Ravens' Suggs tears Achilles
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will have surgery for a partially torn Achilles tendon, an injury he insists will not keep him sidelined for the entire 2012 season.
The injury occurred in Arizona while Suggs was practicing for an upcoming conditioning test, he said Thursday.
Suggs initially thought it was a sprain but a doctor determined that it was a partial tear, he said.
Suggs, the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, is expected to have surgery.
Buff State falls in softball
Buffalo State's softball team faces elimination from the SUNYAC Championship after losing to No. 3 seed Geneseo, 5-1, in the opening round on Thursday at Cortland.
The Bengals (20-19) play top-seeded Cortland at 9 a.m. today in the double elimination tournament.
Geneseo (22-17) scored all five of its runs in the first two innings. The Bengals scored their only run in the third on an RBI double by Breanna Fenski (Maryvale) that scored Kyrstin Lekki (Niagara-Wheatfield), who drew a two-out walk.
Buffalo State brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the seventh after a pair of singles and a walk by Lekki, but Fenski grounded into a fielder's choice to end the game.
Compiled from News staff and wire reports.