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Tuesday's Sports In Brief
October 9, 2013, 3:46 am

PRO FOOTBALL

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons could lose Julio Jones for the season after the Pro Bowl receiver injured his foot Monday in a 30-28 loss to the New York Jets.

Jones, the NFL leader with 41 catches, did not get encouraging results from a visit with doctors Tuesday morning, coach Mike Smith said.

Jones will see a foot specialist Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., for a second opinion. Jones ranks second with 580 yards receiving.

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Mark Sanchez has undergone season-ending surgery on his injured right shoulder, possibly also signaling the end of his New York Jets career.

The surgery on the torn labrum was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, the team announced on Twitter and its official site. Sanchez, who hasn't played since being injured in the third preseason game, says in a statement that he was advised by Andrews and other doctors to have surgery.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw will miss the rest of this season after opting for neck surgery.

A person with knowledge of Bradshaw's medical options confirmed the decision, requesting anonymity because the Colts have not yet made the decision public.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky, was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving.

Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel told The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead that an officer spotted Jon Sandusky, 36, making an illegal turn. The officer pulled Sandusky over and decided he was driving under the influence after administering field sobriety tests.

A worker at the Cass County Jail confirmed Tuesday night that Sandusky had been booked and released.

Jerry Sandusky, 69, a former defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions, is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola apologized for "unacceptable" remarks he made to the University of Wisconsin band last weekend as his team moved swiftly to defuse an off-the-field distraction.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was found not guilty of an assault charge accusing him of punching a woman in the head at a nightclub.

A visiting judge in Hamilton County Municipal Court heard the case after Jones, who has had a spate of legal troubles, waived a jury trial. Jones could have been sentenced to up to six months in jail if convicted.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL will play three regular-season games at London's Wembley Stadium next year, hosted by the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders.

The league announced Tuesday at its fall meetings that it was expanding its international series. It will be the most games the league has played abroad in one year.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - At least 19 young men have settled with Penn State over assertions of abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to lawyers for the claimants.

Many, if not all of them, have received checks from the university, the attorneys said over the past two days. The school has set aside some $60 million to pay claims, though several lawyers say the settlements prevent them from disclosing details, including the amounts their clients were paid.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Injured South Carolina All-American Jadeveon Clowney made it clear Tuesday that he plans to play a lot more college football before moving on to the NFL.

The 6-foot-6, 274-pound defensive end said he's receiving treatment several times a day on the strained muscle near his rib cage so he might return in time to face Arkansas on Saturday.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw emphatically fired back at Steve Sarkisian after the Washington coach accused the Cardinal of faking injuries.

Shaw opened his portion of the Pac-12 coaches' teleconference with a carefully crafted statement, saying "We don't fake injuries, we never have and we never will. I don't condone it. I don't teach it. I don't allow it."

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been at home following a seizure that kept him from traveling with the team for last Saturday's loss at Michigan.

This was the fifth game-day episode Kill endured in three seasons with the Gophers, and the fourth that caused him to miss at least a portion of a game. But University President Eric Kaler reiterated Tuesday his support for Kill and the coach's ability to handle the high-profile, high-pressure job while dealing with epilepsy.

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BASEBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp will have cleanup surgery on his left shoulder, a procedure that was planned before the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger was shut down for the postseason because of a sprained left ankle.

The team said the center fielder was scheduled to have the surgery on a joint in his shoulder on Tuesday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles.

Kemp will begin rehabilitation a few days later and is expected to be ready for spring training.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are getting another chance with the Los Angeles Angels.

Scioscia and Dipoto confirmed that they will be back with the Angels next year despite the club's worst season in a decade.

Hitting coach Jim Eppard and bench coach Rob Picciolo will not return in 2014.

Scioscia has spent 14 seasons in charge of the Angels, and he has five years and about $27 million left on the richest managerial contract in the sport.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hank Steinbrenner wants Joe Girardi to remain with the New York Yankees and is awaiting the manager's decision on a new contract.

Girardi's current deal expires at the end of the month, and the team offered a new agreement last week.

"It's up to him now," said Steinbrenner, the team's co-chairman.

The Yankees failed to make the playoffs for the second time in 19 years and finished with an 85-77 record, their poorest since 1992.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Phillies manager and shortstop Larry Bowa has returned to the team to serve as bench coach under manager Ryne Sandberg.

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - The son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of his girlfriend as his lawyer fought an attempt by prosecutors to release what the defense called an inflammatory summary of the evidence against him.

Jared Remy, 35, is charged in the Aug. 15 stabbing death of Jennifer Martel, 27.

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PRO BASKETBALL

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant rejoined the Lakers after having a procedure on his knee performed overseas earlier this week.

Bryant sat on the bench Tuesday night as Los Angeles beat Denver 90-88. He received an ovation when he walked on to the floor in sweats during warm-ups. Bryant, who is also recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, was not made available to the media but reported progress in an in-house television interview.

"It's going well," Bryant said. "I feel good. Obviously, I feel like I'm ahead of schedule. It's about trying to get that range of motion back where I feel like I can run comfortably. The last stage is really the explosiveness and the muscle endurance, and that will come."

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OLYMPICS

LONDON (AP) - Thomas Bach will make his first trip to Sochi as IOC president later this month, visiting the Russian city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics in February.

Bach will attend the Sport and Environment Conference in Sochi from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, the IOC told The Associated Press.

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TENNIS

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Ana Ivanovic began her bid for a third Generali Ladies title by defeating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-2, 6-4. Sloane Stephens overcame a slow start to beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-1 in the first round.

SHANGHAI (AP) - Richard Gasquet was dealt a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, losing to Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.

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SWIMMING

NEW YORK (AP) - Diana Nyad is churning toward the halfway mark in her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Nyad, the 64-year-old woman who swam from Havana to Miami, started her 48-hour swim Tuesday morning in a 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy.

Just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nyad had been in the pool for more than 18 hours and had raised over $54,600.

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