Manti Te’o to be interviewed by Couric
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American and Heisman Trophy runner-up since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax. Te’o and his parents will appear on Couric’s talk show Thursday. ABC News announced the interview Sunday, but gave no details as to when it will take place and where. Also, the person cast as the mastermind of the hoax may tell his side of the story. Peter Navy Tuiasosopo, uncle of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, says the family plans to hold a meeting this week to determine how his nephew would talk about the prank . . . Oregon hired Mark Helfrich as its football coach, promoting him from offensive coordinator to be Chip Kelly’s successor.
Hunter named interim coach of Suns
The Suns named Lindsey Hunter interim coach, two days after parting ways with Alvin Gentry. Hunter, 42, who played for 17 seasons in the NBA, joined the Suns in the scouting department last year and this season took over as director of player development . . . Two people familiar with the decision say that Joe and Gavin Maloof have agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen.
Leafs give Lupul a five-year extension
Forward Joffrey Lupul signed a $26.25 million, five-year extension with the Maple Leafs through 2017-18. Lupul, 29, picked as one of the Leafs’ alternate captains Saturday, had 25 goals and 42 assists in 66 games last season . . . Islanders coach Jack Capuano was released from a New York hospital following surgery for kidney stones. Assistant Doug Weight ran the bench Saturday in the Islanders’ loss to the Devils after Capuano, who had been at Nassau Coliseum for much of the day, became ill.
Legendary Miami coach Fraser dies
Former Miami baseball coach Ron Fraser, who won two national championships with the Hurricanes and whose marketing ideas helped spark a surge in the college game’s popularity, died in Coral Gables, Fla., at age 79. Obituary, B10 . . . Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Ryan Kerrigan were named NFC Pro Bowl replacements for Super Bowl-bound 49ers Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith. For the AFC, Raiders fullback Marcel Reece will replace the Ravens’ Vonta Leach.