NFL • David "Deacon" Jones, a Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, has died. He was 74. The Washington Redskins said Monday night that Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California.
Jones was the leader of the Los Angeles Rams' Fearsome Foursome unit from 1961-71 and then played for San Diego for two seasons before finishing his career with the Redskins in 1974. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and made the league's 75th anniversary all-time squad.
• Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. Kelly, 53, will have part of the upper jaw removed.