Cowboys get Hardy…Ravens drop Pierce…NFL to ponder more changes…Dayton, Robert Morris win

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys say they have worked out a contract with defensive end Greg Hardy, who could face a league suspension for violating the NFL’s domestic conduct policy. A person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press it is a one-year deal that could earn him $13.1 million if he meets incentives. He was convicted on two counts of domestic violence in North Carolina before the case was dismissed on appeal.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens released running back Bernard Pierce yesterday, hours after he was charged with drunken driving. Baltimore County police say Pierce had been driving 55 mph in a 30 mph zone and that he failed a series of field sobriety tests after he was stopped. Pierce ran for 366 yards and two touchdowns in a career-low 93 carries last season.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s competition committee will propose significant changes to replay at next week’s owners meetings. The committee is presenting a proposal that would permit the replay system to review and correct all penalties called by game officials, including such judgment calls as pass interference. Other proposals include moving the extra point attempt to the 15-yard line and guaranteeing both teams a possession in overtime even if one scores a touchdown on its first drive.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton and Robert Morris both rallied from large deficits to reach the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Kendall Pollard scored 17 points and Dayton trailed by as many as 12 in the first half before ending the game on a 10-2 run to beat Boise State 56-55. Lucky Jones dropped in 21 points and Robert Morris came back from 14 points down to beat North Florida 81-77.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY’-hym) has announced he will retire in three years. The announcement comes in the wake of a scathing NCAA report that imposed sanctions against his program, including his suspension for the Orange’s first nine ACC games next season. The violations involved academic misconduct, extra benefits and the university’s drug testing policy.