Pro football -- Bypassed in the NFL draft, three Morgan State players -- running back Chad Simpson, defensive end Bryan Wilson and tight end Rohnie Sykes -- have signed contracts as free agents. Simpson signed with the Dallas Cowboys, Wilson with the Washington Redskins and Sykes with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... The New England Patriots released former Ravens linebacker T.J. Slaughter and cornerback Tim Mixon.
College baseball -- The College World Series will be played in Omaha, Neb., at least through 2030, under a "memorandum of understanding" reached by the city and NCAA.
Varsity -- Aberdeen's Joanna Catalano signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Clarion University.
College football -- Circuit Judge William Gordon threw out the $5 million verdict Alabama fan Ray Keller won in his lawsuit accusing the NCAA of slander. Gordon granted the NCAA's request for a new trial.