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NBA’s Kings sold, will move to Seattle

Updated: January 22, 2013 12:24AM

The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the NBA said in a statement Monday. The deal is pending a vote by the board of governors.

A person familiar with the deal said Hansen’s group will buy 65 percent of the franchise for $525 million, move the team to Seattle in time for next season and restore the SuperSonics name. The person said Hansen’s group also is hoping to buy out minority investors.

† The Cleveland Cavaliers said center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season for treatment of a blood clot in his right lung. Varejao led the league in rebounding with 14.4 per game before going down with an injury to his right knee that required surgery Jan. 10.


Ryan out of Pro Bowl

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a sprained AC joint in his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and won’t be able to play in the Pro Bowl. Coach Mike Smith said Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover, but surgery won’t be necessary.

† Former Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur is joining coach Chip Kelly’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles as offensive coordinator, a person fami-
liar with the hiring said. Shurmur was fired Dec. 31 after going 9-23 in two seasons with the Browns.

† The Baltimore Ravens said Jim Caldwell will
remain their offensive coor-
dinator next season. Cald-
well moved from quarterbacks coach to offensive
coordinator after Cam Cameron was fired Dec. 9.


Georgetown rips Irish

Otto Porter scored 19 points, and Georgetown (13-4, 3-3) held No. 24 Notre Dame (15-4, 3-3) to season lows in points, field-goal percentage (35 percent) and assists (11) in a 63-47 victory in Big East play in South Bend, Ind.

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