Bucs sign Tynes to replace Barth
NFL • Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth will miss the upcoming season with a torn Achilles tendon and the team has signed two-time Super Bowl winner Lawrence Tynes as his replacement.
The Bucs announced Wednesday that Barth was injured last week in his hometown of Wilmington, N.C., and underwent successful surgery on Monday.
• The Miami Dolphins say CEO Mike Dee is leaving to become president and CEO of the San Diego Padres, where he began his career as a sports executive.
Former ski champ declines treatment
Skiing • The family of former Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson says he is dealing with a life-threatening infection that has attacked his major organs and he no longer wants to go through treatment.
Hospitalized since June 29, Johnson's mother said in a phone interview the one-time daredevil skier refuses a feeding tube, even though it hurts to swallow. He no longer wants supplemental oxygen or antibiotics that could possibly help.
Manziel says he 'overslept' at camp
college football • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel says he missed activities at the Manning Passing Academy because he "overslept," and his absence had nothing to do with being out the night before.
Manziel left the camp for high school prospects run by the Manning family in Louisiana before it ended last weekend.
From wire reports