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Safety Tyler Sash of the New York Giants was suspended four games for violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
Giants' Sash is suspended
Safety Tyler Sash, 24, of the New York Giants was suspended four games Tuesday for violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. In a statement released through the team, Sash said, "I took a prescription drug (Adderall) legally under a doctor's care for an anxiety condition during the offseason in March of this year. The purpose was to help me with public speaking appearances.
"I had no idea that this prescription drug was banned by NFL policy."
Former running back dies
Art Malone, who played running back for seven seasons in the league beginning in 1970, died Friday. He was 64.
Malone played five seasons with Atlanta before spending his last two with Philadelphia; the former Arizona State standout rushed for 2,457 yards in his NFL career.
Central Florida is penalized
Central Florida is penalized
The NCAA has penalized Central Florida, banning it from postseason play next season in football and basketball for its dealings with reputed recruiters for sports agents.
The NCAA also cited UCF for a lack of institutional control and put it on five years of probation, imposed scholarship restrictions and fined the university $50,000. UCF plans to appeal the postseason football ban.
Montana QB faces charge
Prosecutors have charged Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson with sexually assaulting an acquaintance in February after the student invited him to her room to watch a movie.
Johnson, 20, was charged with having sexual intercourse without consent; he has previously denied the allegation. Johnson, who has an Aug. 14 court date, has been suspended from team activities.
It is the latest episode in a sexual-assault scandal at the university that has prompted investigations by federal agencies and the NCAA.
Johnson passed for 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns last year for the 11-3 Grizzlies.
Notre Dame suspends 2
Notre Dame suspended quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese for the Sept. 1 season opener against Navy in Ireland. The players were arrested after a May 3 off-campus party and charged with resisting arrest.
"Carlo and Tommy put themselves in a situation that when given a choice between two distinct paths, they responded with a set of poor decisions," Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly said.
Ottawa captain to return
Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson, 39, is returning for another season — the Swede's 17th with the Senators.
Alfredsson had hinted he might retire. The six-time All-Star scored 27 goals last season and has 416 for his career.
• Gareth Bale and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored second-half goals to lead Tottenham, the fourth-place finisher in the English Premier League last season, to a 2-1 exhibition victory over the host New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.
Kenny Cooper scored for the Red Bulls on a penalty kick in the eighth minute.
• Churchill Downs in Louisville is preparing fancier digs to cater to the rich and famous at the Kentucky Derby each May.
Track officials announced $9 million in renovations, highlighted by a new ultraexclusive section called The Mansion.
It is on the sixth floor of the clubhouse, overlooks the finish line and will hold about 320 invitation-only patrons.
The media center will be moved from its location in The Mansion area to a building near the paddock that previously housed general offices.
Another project will relocate and expand the track's Gold Room that serves its biggest bettors.
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