That week he held out will seem short to Prince Amukamara now that he'll likely miss two months because of a broken foot suffered Saturday night.
Amukamara, a cornerback who was the top pick of the New York Giants last spring, is expected to have surgery to insert a screw into his left foot. He was injured in his second practice, the day after he signed a four-year, $8.1 million contract and reported to camp.
"I've never broken a bone before and never had surgery before," Amukamara said Sunday. "It's just a little bit of adversity that I'm going to have to deal with. I'm really down on myself right now. I feel like I let the team and myself down."
Titans cornerback defends absence on Twitter
• Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan came to his own defense on Twitter, saying he left training camp to deal with a personal matter and isn't upset with his contract. Finnegan said Titans officials knew he would be absent Saturday, but Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt said his absence was a surprise.
• The Houston Texans signed free-agent linebacker Tim Dobbins, who played in 78 games and started 16 in four seasons with the Chargers and last season with the Dolphins.
COLLEGE FOOTBALLHoke wields his authority
The day before preseason practice begins, Michigan coach Brady Hoke announced that receiver Darryl Stonum, a starter last season, will be redshirted and No. 1 punter Will Hagerup will be suspended for four games.
Stonum is on two years of probation for operating a vehicle while visibly impaired and with a suspended license, his second such violation. He had been suspended indefinitely until Sunday's announcement.
Hagerup, whose average of 43.64 yards per punt last season is second-best in school history, was suspended for violating unspecified team rules.
NBAHawks sold but won't exit Atlanta
The Hawks and Philips Arena will be sold to a Californian, but the team won't depart Atlanta the way the Thrashers of the NHL did.
Developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo will buy the team from an ownership group led by Michael Gearon Jr. and Bruce Levenson, who also owned the Thrashers before a sale that led to a move to Winnipeg.
Gearon cried when he revealed the sale of the Thrashers because of the likelihood the team would depart Atlanta, but two sources with knowledge of the Hawks deal said there was no such threat with Meruelo. Meruelo, the son of Cuban immigrants, will become the first Hispanic majority in the NBA.
MINNESOTA SCENEEden Prairie Legion team advances
Eden Prairie scored five runs on seven hits in the seventh inning, pulling away for a 13-3 victory over Omaha in the semifinals of the American Legion baseball regional tournament in Dickinson, N.D.
Eden Prairie will play Carroll, Iowa, on Monday for the regional championship. Eden Prairie beat Carroll 8-2 on Saturday.
Jordan Smith pitched seven innings for Eden Prairie, giving up seven hits.
Eden Prairie did much of its damage against Omaha starter Derek Petrich, getting 13 hits and nine earned runs against him in six innings.
Saints avoid sweep
The St. Paul Saints scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk in the eighth and took a 5-3 victory over Winnipeg in Midway Stadium. Winnipeg had won the first two games of the series.
AROUND THE HORN
Tennis: Unseeded Radek Stepanek won his first ATP title in 2 1/2 years by upsetting top-seeded Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4 at the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C. Stepanek, 32, is ranked 54th in the world. ... Agnieszka Radwanska won her first tournament title in more than three years, 6-3, 6-4 over third-ranked Vera Zvonareva in the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, Calif. ... Venus Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Toronto because of a viral illness.
WNBA: Angel McCoughtry scored 17 points, helping host Atlanta beat Seattle 70-53 in a rematch of last season's WNBA finals. ... Tina Charles made a 12-footer with 5 seconds left in overtime, lifting Connecticut to a 96-95 victory over host Phoenix. The Sun has won seven of its past eight games. ... Indiana ended a six-game winning streak, falling 88-69 to Chicago in Rosemount, Ill.
NHRA: Tim Wilkerson ended a yearlong winless drought, taking the Funny Car title at the Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash. Del Worsham (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) won their divisions.
Triathlons: European champion Alistair Brownlee won the London triathlon, qualifying for Britain's Olympic team on the Hyde Park course to be used at the 2012 Games. Brownlee's brother, Jonathan, finished third and also qualified for the Olympics. Manuel Huerta was the top U.S. finisher, in 25th place. ... One person died and another is in critical condition after getting in trouble during the swimming portion of the Nautica New York City Triathlon. A 64-year-old man died, and a 40-year-old woman was taken to a hospital. Heart attacks were suspected.