Pro Football *
The Detroit Lions signed Norwegian Internet kicking sensation Havard Rugland to compete with David Akers.
* Former NFL receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty in federal court in Dallas to one count of possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. He faces 10 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in July.
* New England cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 2 years of probation for assaulting a police officer outside a Lincoln, Neb., bar last year. The jail sentence is set to begin next March.
* Tampa Bay defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, arrested at LaGuardia Airport on weapon possession charges in February, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.
Andrew Miller scored 6:59 into overtime to lift Yale to a 3-2 victory over UMass Lowell in the NCAA hockey semifinals in Pittsburgh. The Bulldogs (21-12-3) will play Quinnipiac, a 4-1 winner over St. Cloud State, in the final Saturday.
* Furman hired Colorado State basketball assistant Niko Medved as its head coach.
Philly File *
Phil Gormley, once an assistant there, is Northeast High's new football coach.
* The Haverford School will host the 5th annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational on Saturday. For info, go to www.checkingforcancer.org.
* Havertown's Liam Spellane, boxing at 185 for Indiana (Pa.) University, won the silver medal in the National Collegiate Boxing Association's championships.
Sport Stops *
The U.S. Olympic track and field trials will return to Eugene, Ore., in 2016.