6P ET: Masoli Ruled Eligible at Ole Miss, NFL WR News and Kovalchuck's New NHL Deal

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Jeremiah Masoli Eligible at Ole Miss
Jeremiah Masoli is eligible to play this season for Ole Miss. The school appealed, and the NCAA reversed its decision that said Masoli needed to sit out after transferring from Oregon. Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt said Masoli won't start tomorrow against Jacksonville State, but he will play.

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Cowboys Trade WR Patrick Crayton to Chargers
Wide receiver news around the NFL. The San Diego Chargers acquired Patrick Crayton from the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a seventh-round pick. Crayton started 33 games and scored 23 TDs in six seasons with the Cowboys. Elsewhere, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that the Seattle Seahawks will cut ties with T.J. Houshmandzadeh either by trading or releasing him, according to two league sources. Seattle will promote former Detroit first-round draft pick Mike Williams into its starting lineup for the Sept. 12 game against San Francisco.

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Ilya Kovalchuk's Contract Approved
Ilya Kovalchuk has a deal with the Devils, and it has been approved by the NHL. The league signed off on a new 15-year, $100 million contract after reaching an agreement with the NHL Players Association on an amendment covering long-term deals. The NHL rejected New Jersey's initial offer because it violated the league's salary cap. An arbiter upheld that decision after the union filed a grievance. Jay Grossman, Kovalchuk's agent, confirmed the agreement in an e-mail, according to The Associated Press.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.