Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Reports: Former NFL Star Seau Dead

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Reports: Former NFL Star Seau Dead

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Police in Oceanside, Calif., say former NFL star Junior Seau, 43, has been found dead at his home.

Police Lt. Karen Laser confirmed the death today but released no other details.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 10 a.m. at Seau's home on the coast north of San Diego.

Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season.

He remained with the Chargers until 2003 and went on to play with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season.


GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Amare Stoudemire says there's a "great chance" he can play in Game 4 of the New York Knicks' series against the Miami Heat on Sunday despite cutting his left hand on a fire extinguisher case.

Stoudemire is out of Thursday's Game 3 after a surgeon repaired a muscle in the hand Tuesday. The Knicks are calling him doubtful for Game 4, but Stoudemire says he's "not totally sure yet."

Stoudemire, wearing a large wrap around his hand, says he has reason for hope because "I just persevere through a lot of injuries and work hard to recover from injuries."

He says he punched the case out of anger Monday after the Knicks fell behind 2-0 and wasn't trying to injure himself.


INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler is leaving the Horizon League and its next stop will be the Atlantic 10.

Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone said today that he had been informed that the school is leaving.

Butler fills a void left by Temple, which will join the Big East in all sports other than football in 2013-14. Temple's football team will begin playing football in the Big East this fall.

A-10 officials are reportedly interested in adding three schools - - Butler, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth -- following Temple's departure. …

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