Patriots sign Garoppolo, second-round pick for QB

The New England Patriots signed second-round draft choice QB Jimmy Garoppolo to a four-year contract on Monday.

Garoppolo was the top player in FBS last season at Eastern Illinois, winning the Walter Payton Award. As a senior, he threw for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns.

He is likely to be New England’s third quarterback behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.

Chosen 62nd overall, Garoppolo is from the same school that produced Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. .

n Jack Elway, son of Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway, was arrested on assault charges after his girlfriend told police he pulled her out of a car by her hair.

The documents say the incident happened early Saturday near a college campus in downtown Denver. Elway initially fled the scene.

n Dan Marino, the Hall of Fame quarterback for the Miami Dolphins and one of the NFL’s highest-profile alums, has joined the ranks of former players suing the league over concussion-related injuries.

In court filings late last week, Marino, 52, claimed that league officials had long been aware of the long-term effects of repeated hits to the head but chose to ignore those warnings and put players’ health at risk.

Marino did not specify any explicit condition with which he has struggled in his post-football career.


SOFTBALL: Hannah Rogers threw a four-hitter to help Florida defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series at Oklahoma City.

Rogers had a perfect game through four innings and a one-hitter going into the bottom of the seventh.


FRENCH OPEN JUNIORS: American teen Francis Tiafoe, the top-seeded boy in the French Open junior tournament, lost in the second round.

The 16-year-old from College Park, Maryland, was beaten 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 by Germany’s Jan Choinski.


WORLD CUP: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is recovering well from knee surgery and will be able to play in its Cup opener against Costa Rica on June 14.

– From news services