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3 men linked to Jordan’s Paralympic squad arrested

SYLVIA HUI,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  LONDON (AP) - Three men linked to Jordan's Paralympic team were arrested and charged in Northern Ireland following allegations of sexual assault, British media reported Tuesday. It was not clear if the men were athletes or supporting members of Jordan's team. Jordan's squad is one of several national te...

Humboldt State suspends soccer team for hazing

LISA LEFF,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The president of Humboldt State University on Tuesday suspended the school's men's soccer team for the coming academic year as a result of a new recruit hazing ritual involving most of the team's players. Rollin Richmond made the announcement as the university released its find...

$14.5M for boy’s brain injury from metal bat

WAYNE PARRY,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  A New Jersey teenager left brain-damaged after being struck by a line drive off a metal bat while he was playing in a youth baseball game will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain. The settlement of Steven Doma...

Tennis referee arrested in LA death of husband

LINDA DEUTSCH,AP Special Correspondent

August 21, 2012


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  LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professional tennis referee from Los Angeles who for years has officiated matches between the game's top players was arrested Tuesday in New York City on a felony warrant charging her with killing her elderly husband in April. Prosecutors said 70-year-old Lois Ann Goodman, a longt...

$14.5M for boy’s brain injury from metal bat

WAYNE PARRY,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


Filed under Sports

  A New Jersey teenager left brain-damaged after being struck by a line drive off a metal bat while he was playing in a youth baseball game will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain. The settlement of Steven Doma...

Raiders’ Leinart unlikely to play against Lions

The Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions. Leinart, who received stitches in his finger after being knocked out by an illegal hit...

Cuba-to-Fla. swimmer Nyad plows on after storm

MATT SEDENSKY,Associated Press

August 20, 2012


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  KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Diana Nyad slogged across the Straits of Florida for a fourth straight day early Tuesday, hopeful she could fend off hypothermia, jellyfish and stormy weather as she inched toward a swimming record. Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, is making her third attempt since last summer t...

Cuba-to-Fla. swimmer Nyad plows on after storm

MATT SEDENSKY,Associated Press

August 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

  KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Diana Nyad slogged across the Straits of Florida for a fourth straight day early Tuesday, hopeful she could fend off hypothermia, jellyfish and stormy weather as she inched toward a swimming record. Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, is making her third attempt since last summer t...

49ers RBs Jacobs, James expected back soon

ANTONIO GONZALEZ,AP Sports Writer

August 20, 2012


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  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Jacobs balanced himself on crutches walking through the San Francisco 49ers locker room. LaMichael James strolled through with a backpack and a smile. What at first looked like at least one - if not two - long-term injuries for San Francisco's newest running ba...

49ers RBs Jacobs, James expected back soon

ANTONIO GONZALEZ,AP Sports Writer

August 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Jacobs balanced himself on crutches walking through the San Francisco 49ers locker room. LaMichael James strolled through with a backpack and a smile. What at first looked like at least one - if not two - long-term injuries for San Francisco's newest running ba...

Dodgers lose to Giants 2-1, fall out of 1st place

BETH HARRIS,AP Sports Writer

August 20, 2012


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  LOS ANGELES (AP) - On most nights, 10 strikeouts and no walks by Clayton Kershaw would be enough to ensure the Los Angeles Dodgers a victory. Not with Madison Bumgarner on the mound for the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers lost 2-1 on Monday night to drop out of the NL West lead and spoiled a so...

Dodgers lose to Giants 2-1, fall out of 1st place

BETH HARRIS,AP Sports Writer

August 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

  LOS ANGELES (AP) - On most nights, 10 strikeouts and no walks by Clayton Kershaw would be enough to ensure the Los Angeles Dodgers a victory. Not with Madison Bumgarner on the mound for the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers lost 2-1 on Monday night to drop out of the NL West lead and spoiled a so...

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