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Sports log: Ex-player, announcer Pat Summerall dies

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Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, died Tuesday in Dallas at the age of 82. Summerall played 10 NFL seasons (1952-61) with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He started announcing games for CBS in 1964. He also covered the PGA Tour and tennis. Obituary, B14 . . . The NFL will release its 2013 schedule Thursday night. Completion of the schedule was delayed because of a conflict in Baltimore, where the Orioles are playing Sept. 5, the night of the now-traditional Thursday season kickoff. So the Super Bowl champion Ravens will open on the road. The first full weekend of games will be Sept. 8-9 . . . Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam . . . The Bengals signed free agent tight end Alex Smith. The nine-year player spent the last three seasons with Cleveland . . . The Ravens signed quarterback Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Hanie has not thrown an NFL pass since 2011.

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