The Packers inked linebacker Clay Matthews to a long-term extension. Green Bay did not announce the terms, reported to be for five years, although the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said the deal is worth $66 million. Matthews posted a picture of himself on Twitter signing the deal, saying, ‘‘Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!’’ . . . 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said defensive tackle Justin Smith (torn left triceps) and linebacker Aldon Smith (torn labrum) are working back from offseason surgeries and he expects each to be at full strength and ready for the start of training camp. Running back Kendall Hunter, who underwent surgery late in the season for a torn left Achilles’, also plans to be ready by training camp . . . Jets general manager John Idzik acknowledged he and Darrelle Revis recently had ‘‘a nice talk’’, but offered very little about the swirling trade rumors involving the star cornerback. Revis is looking be one of the highest-paid defensive players in the league . . . Jets quarterback Tim Tebow’s private instructor, Steve Clarkson, who has worked with many NFL quarterbacks, said the Broncos traded Tebow to the Jets — not his hometown Jaguars — because they knew he’d fail in New York . . . Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg, 79, says that while he and his neurologist blame concussions for his Parkinson’s disease, he won’t sue the NFL . . . Antoine Winfield is a member of the Seahawks after the team formally announced a one-year deal with the former All-Pro cornerback.
Hardaway to leave Michigan for draft
Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will forgo his senior year at Michigan and enter the NBA draft after helping the Wolverines reach their first Final Four since 1993 . . . Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan is returning to New Jersey for what may be a final round of talks with Rutgers about taking over its men’s basketball program . . . A New York Supreme Court judge dismissed a discrimination and assault lawsuit against Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma and USA Basketball. NBA official Kelley Hardwick sued in June, alleging she was removed from the USA women’s basketball team’s security detail at the 2012 London Olympics after spurning sexual advances from Auriemma . . . Arizona freshman forward Grant Jarrett declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.
Sports Hub sweeps winter ratings
The Arbitron winter radio ratings period was a rout for 98.5 The Sports Hub. The Sports Hub finished first overall in the men 25-54 demographic for the period of Jan. 3-March 27, earning a 9.0 share. Each of its four daily programs finished first or tied for first in its time slot. WEEI (93.7) finished tied for sixth place with WMJX with a 5.2 share. That’s slightly up from its seventh-place tie and 4.9 share in the fall. WZLX, which like The Sports Hub is a CBS Radio property, was second overall with a 6.7. Overall, The Sports Hub finished first in each of the three months of the winter ratings period. WEEI was third in January, sixth in February, and tied for ninth in March. The Sports Hub was also first in the fall ratings with an 8.5.
Jackson interested in return to NBA
After nearly two seasons in retirement, former Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, sources familiar with his thinking told ESPN. Jackson is known to be intrigued at moving into management for the first time in his career, but sources stressed there is no specific opportunity in play for him yet . . . NBA commissioner David Stern said a decision on the future of the Sacramento Kings is at least two weeks away . . . New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took his first swings Tuesday — in a pool — as he ramps up his rehabilitation from a right wrist injury he suffered on March 5 with Team USA. He was scheduled to take swings in the cage Wednesday without facing pitching . . . The NHL suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White five games for a check to the head of Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins . . . Ex-Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff will coach Canada at the World Hockey Championship next month . . . Rafael Nadal extended his Monte Carlo Masters win streak to 43 matches and top-ranked Novak Djokovic won despite a balky ankle in Monaco. Nadal beat Marinko Matosevic in the second round, 6-1, 6-2. Djokovic defeated Mikhail Youzhny, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 . . . Ariya Jutanugarn, 17, shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke first-round lead over Suzann Pettersen and Hee Kyung Seo at the LPGA Lotte Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii . . . NASCAR penalized Penske Racing with six-race suspensions for seven crew members of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, along with $200,000 in fines for bringing unapproved parts to last weekend’s race . . . In Major League Soccer, Jimmy Nielsen extended his scoreless streak to 519 minutes and Aurelien Collin scored as Sporting Kansas City edged the host New York Red Bulls, 1-0 . . . Real Madrid is the most valuable soccer team in Forbes’s annual estimates. Forbes valued Madrid at $3.3 billion, up from $1.88 billion, while Manchester United, No. 1 since Forbes started the list in 1994, was second at $3.17 billion.