The 76ers’ Andrew Bynum gamble was a bust. At least for this season. Philadelphia now has to decide if it will offer the former All-Star center any kind of long-term deal without him ever playing a second for the franchise. Bynum’s season is officially over after the team announced Monday that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Tuesday in New York. He has not played this season because of bone bruises in both of his knees. The 25-year-old is an unrestricted free agent and may never play a game for the Sixers. Bynum was acquired from the Lakers as part of a four-team trade that also saw the Sixers land Jason Richardson. Richardson was shut down after 33 games with knee injuries. Without Bynum or Richardson, the Sixers have slumped to 26-40 a year after reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals . . . A lawyer for Pamela Smith of Atlanta, who said Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son, has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled.
Ducks’ Perry gets 8-year, $69m deal
The Anaheim Ducks agreed to an eight-year, $69 million contract extension with right wing Corey Perry, keeping the former NHL MVP with the club through the 2020-21 season. Perry’s new deal is the same length as the $66 million extension signed by captain Ryan Getzlaf earlier this month. Perry set career highs with 50 goals and 98 points during his MVP season in 2010-11, but he has been a remarkably consistent scorer since his NHL debut during the 2005-06 season. He has scored at least 27 goals in each of the past five seasons, getting at least 60 points in each of the past four . . . After being sidelined for 12 games with a pinched nerve in his neck and upper back Devils goalie Martin Brodeur returned to practice for the first time in nearly a month and felt pain-free after working out for an hour. The 40-year-old will not start against the rival Rangers on Tuesday night, but he did not rule out backing up Johan Hedberg, who has gone 3-7-2 in his absence.
Ex-Oklahoma QB Davis dies in crash
Steve Davis, Oklahoma’s quarterback when it won back-to-back national championships in the 1970s, was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into three homes in northern Indiana, officials said. Davis, 60, and Wesley Caves, 58, both of Tulsa, Okla., died in the crash. Davis went 32-1-1 as the Sooners’ starter from 1973-75, starting every game of Barry Switzer’s first three seasons as head coach. Oklahoma tied Southern California in the second game of the 1973 season, and then ran off 28 straight victories with Davis under center. The Sooners went 11-0 in 1974. They won the national title again the following year after going 11-1. Obituary, Page B12 . . . The NCAA’s board of directors is suspending two recruiting rules changes that were passed two months ago. Citing an outcry from colleges over the impact on recruits and their families, the board decided to shelve new legislation that deregulated which staff members can perform recruiting tasks and what printed materials can be sent to recruits. The board did not change its stance on the most contentious rules changes, which eliminate restrictions on how recruits are contacted and how many times coaches can contact recruits outside of no-contact periods.
US team drops Bocanegra from roster
US captain Carlos Bocanegra was dropped from the roster for World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, and Timmy Chandler, Fabian Johnson, and Danny Williams will miss the matches because of injuries and illness. Bocanegra, 33, has lost his starting job with Racing Santander in Spain’s second division. “He’s simply not playing. He’s not getting any minutes . . . so he has no flow. He has no rhythm, and he understands that situation,’’ US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. ‘‘Carlos is still in our picture. This is not the end of his national team career, but he understands that he is right now behind other players.’’ . . . The Colorado Rapids will be without goalkeeper Matt Pickens for 3-4 months after he broke his left forearm against Real Salt Lake Saturday.
Investigation looks into raceway crash
Authorities are investigating whether a faulty steering wheel caused a California raceway crash that killed two people, including the young cousin of the teenage driver. Investigators are looking into witness reports that the detachable steering wheel came off just before 17-year-old Chase Johnson’s car careened off the dirt track and crashed into pit row. Race car owner Dale Wondergem, 68, and 14-year-old Marcus Johnson were killed . . . Trainer D. Wayne Lukas finds himself with not one but two legitimate chances to win the Kentucky Derby after Will Take Charge and Oxbow ran 1-2 in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park over the weekend. The results sent Will Take Charge and Oxbow into the Associated Press’s latest Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Derby contenders at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively. Verrazano remains No. 1, with stablemate Shanghai Bobby second.