• George Sauer, a wide receiver on the New York Jets’ only Super Bowl championship team, died Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 69.
Sauer played a key role in the Jets’ 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl. He caught eight passes from Joe Namath that day in one of the greatest upsets in pro football history.
A native of Sheboygan, Wis., he played for the Jets in the AFL and then the NFL from 1965-70. He was chosen to four all-star teams and was a two-time All-Pro. In 84 games, he caught 309 passes for 4,965 yards and 28 touchdowns.
• Longtime Oakland Raiders Chief Executive Officer Amy Trask resigned from the team.
Trask told owner Mark Davis of her decision to leave the franchise Saturday. Trask had been with the Raiders for 25 seasons and was one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports.
Trask was close to owner Al Davis and helped ease the transition of ownership after Davis’ death in 2011.