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    by Published on 08-29-2013 02:30 PM  Number of Views: 337 





    Mike Budenholzer was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol overnight and charged with driving under the influence.

    A trooper stopped Budenholzer about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving didn’t have the tail lights on, according to the State Patrol incident report.

    “As I spoke with him, I noticed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath,” Trooper Johnathon Nelms wrote in his report. "I asked Mr. Budenholzer how much alcohol he had and he advised that he had one glass of wine to drink prior to driving."

    After giving Budenholzer a field sobriety test, Nelms placed the coach under arrest.

    “I requested a breath test and Mr. Budenholzer refused the breath test by giving a verbal ‘No’,” Nelms said.

    Budenholzer was released on bond of $1,524 at 3:24 a.m. Thursday.

    Budenholzer became the Atlanta Hawks' head coach this offseason after serving 19 years as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

    “Bud made us aware of the situation last night," Danny Ferry said in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

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    by Published on 08-26-2013 05:07 PM  Number of Views: 353 



    The NFL on Monday suspended Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton for three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Felton, who reached the Pro Bowl last season after helping Adrian Peterson run for 2,097 yards, is eligible to return before the Vikings play in London on Sept. 29 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    A source close to Felton told ESPN.com that the fullback's suspension stems from his arrest for drunken driving in June 2012, shortly after he had signed with the Vikings. Felton quickly apologized for his mistake after his arrest; the charge was later reduced to reckless driving.

    The source said Felton had an appeal hearing three weeks ago.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 06:30 PM  Number of Views: 389 



    Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested on a felony robbery charge after a cab driver accused him of taking money during an argument in Nashville, Tenn., early Sunday.

    The cab driver, who called 911 at 3:50 a.m. ET, was waiting outside a bar for a paid fare when Bulluck, 36, approached him, according to a statement released by the Nashville Police Department. The driver said there was an altercation and Bulluck took a $100 bill and fled, according to police.

    When officers arrived, the cab driver led them to Bulluck in a parking lot nearby and identified the former NFL player as the suspect, the police report said.

    Bulluck, a 2003 Pro Bowler, was arrested, booked into jail and released on $10,000 bond a couple of hours later.

    "I was out with friends last night in Nashville and was taking a cab home," Bulluck said in a statement. "There was a misunderstanding between me and the cab driver about getting my money back for a service not rendered. At 2 a.m., things could easily get lost in translation, but regardless of who was right or wrong, I regret putting myself in that situation."

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:15 PM  Number of Views: 354 



    Rookie Marc Marquez edged his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to win the Czech MotoGP on Sunday for his fourth straight victory to stretch his lead in the overall standings.

    The 20-year-old Spaniard covered 22 laps of the 3.358-mile Brno circuit in 42 minutes, 50.729 seconds to become the youngest rider to claim four consecutive races.

    In his maiden MotoGP season, Marquez leads the standings with 213 points, followed by Pedrosa with 187. Jorge Lorenzo is third with 169 with seven races to go.

    Pedrosa, who won in Brno last year, was 0.313 seconds behind while Lorenzo finished third on a Yamaha, 2.277 behind Marquez.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:10 PM  Number of Views: 350 



    Will Power won at Sonoma Raceway for the third time in four years Sunday, earning his first victory of the IndyCar season when he took advantage of a late penalty to Scott Dixon for injuring three members of Power's pit crew.

    Dixon led until he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of Power's tire holder while Dixon drove out of his pit directly behind Power's spot.

    The tire holder went flying into another crew member, and a third member was injured by an air gun.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:06 PM  Number of Views: 343 


    Sebastian Vettel started Sunday from second on the Belgian Grand Prix grid before overtaking Lewis Hamilton on the first lap.

    Sebastian Vettel overtook Lewis Hamilton on the first lap and comfortably held on to win the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his overall championship lead.

    It was Vettel's fifth win of the season, the second from three GPs, and 31st of his outstanding career.

    Fernando Alonso drove brilliantly from ninth on the grid to take second place ahead of Hamilton and move back into second overall in the title race.

    Speculation heading into Spa was of Hamilton emerging as the biggest threat to Vettel's bid for a fourth straight title, but within one minute Vettel dismissed that talk with a slick passing move inside Hamilton's left. The German was never troubled after that.

    "When the car works well you don't want the race to stop," Vettel said. "I was very comfortable at the end and the car was just a pleasure to drive."

    Vettel started from second on the grid after Hamilton secured his fourth straight pole position.

    Vettel, who finished 16.8 seconds ahead of Alonso and nearly 30 ahead of Hamilton, pumped his right fist and then wagged his finger aloft -- reminding everyone who really is No. 1 and admonishing those who had doubted him.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:02 PM  Number of Views: 376 



    Tommy Fleetwood of England birdied the first playoff hole Sunday at the Johnnie Walker Championship to earn his first European Tour victory.

    Fleetwood also birdied the 18th to finish his round with a 70 and set up a three-way playoff with Scotland's Stephen Gallacher (67) and Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez (70) after all three finished at 18-under 270 on the PGA Centenary course.

    Playing the par-5 18th again, Fleetwood narrowly missed an eagle putt from the fringe and then rolled in a three-footer for the win. Gallacher and Gonzalez both made par.

    Gallacher overcame a triple-bogey 7 on the 11th hole with a round that included five birdies and two eagles -- including one on the 18th to make the playoff.

    "It's just unbelievable as it's been a lifetime goal to win on the European Tour," Fleetwood said. "I'm sure there will be bigger and better goals in my career but this feels absolutely amazing right now."

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 04:55 PM  Number of Views: 369 



    Teen star Lydia Ko ran away with the Canadian Women's Open -- again.

    The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur successfully defend her title Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 on Sunday at Royal Mayfair for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events.

    Last year at Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, the South Korean-born Ko became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. She also was the fifth amateur winner in tour history and the first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine's Invitational.

    Ko's other victories in professional events came last year in the Australian tour's New South Wales Open and this year in the Ladies European Tour's New Zealand Women's Open.

    Ko had a 15-under 265 total after opening with rounds of 65, 69 and 67. She's projected to jump from 19th to seventh in the world ranking.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 04:53 PM  Number of Views: 341 


    Adam Scott played a bogey-free final round Sunday to win the Barclays and take the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.

    Masters champion Adam Scott won the Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it.

    Scott played bogey-free at Liberty National, making only two birdies on the back nine for a 5-under 66 that put him in the mix of a crowded leaderboard at the top. Turns out he was the only one who stayed there.

    "I can't believe it, to be honest," Scott said after winning the FedEx Cup playoffs opener. "I just played a good round today and I came in and really didn't think it had a chance. But obviously, things went my way a lot out there."

    Justin Rose had a 25-foot birdie putt for the lead, ran it 5 feet by the cup and three-putted for a bogey for a 68. Kevin Chappell had a two-shot lead through 10 holes, only to play the next seven holes in 7-over par to close with a 76.

    Tiger Woods suffered a back spasm on the par-5 13th hole and hooked a fairway metal so far left that it landed in a swamp on the other side of the 15th fairway, leading to bogey. He dropped another shot on the 15th, and then gamely birdied the 16th and 17th holes to pull within one shot of Scott. Woods' putt from the back of the 18th green was one turn short of falling to force a playoff.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 12:46 AM  Number of Views: 393 



    Simona Halep doesn't speak perfect English, but she knew what words to use when describing her game at the New Haven Open.

    "I played very beautiful tennis today," Halep said. "I was enjoying every moment."

    The 21-year-old Romanian dominated defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday to win the final WTA tuneup for next week's U.S. Open.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 12:42 AM  Number of Views: 358 



    Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the U.S. Open.

    Instead, Melzer spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina -- and came away with a champion's trophy and a big jump up the world rankings.

    Melzer won the Winston-Salem Open title on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center after Frenchman Gael Monfils retired because of an injury early in the second set.

    Melzer earned his fifth career ATP tournament title and first this season. His ranking will improve five spots to No. 27 on Monday, when the U.S. Open begins at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

    "I'm playing great tennis at the moment," Melzer said. "A week ago, I wasn't a happy camper. I hadn't played well, I had been struggling. It's been the small things, but I'm getting my confidence back and playing well again. That's important, especially being a week before a Grand Slam. It's very important to get that confidence.

    "I usually don't like to play the week before a slam, but this has been a perfect preparation week. Being in New York a week just gets you crazy."

    The left-handed Melzer led 6-3, 2-1 after breaking Monfils' serve in the second set. During the changeover, Monfils received treatment on his left abdominal muscle and hip before opting to retire.

    "I started to feel it yesterday, and today I woke up pretty sore," said Monfils, who hugged Melzer at courtside as word of his retirement was announced. "We worked on it before the match, and it wasn't pretty bad. It was sore, but I felt I could play and finish it. But I tried to serve 100 percent, and that was it."

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 12:38 AM  Number of Views: 390 



    Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month.

    It was the fourth time a JGR driver had wrecked Kahne, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, posting:

    Kasey Kahne ✔ @kaseykahne

    Headed to Joe Gibbs racing to talk to whoever will come out front #that's4
    But when Kahne had his chance Saturday night to right all of those wrongs, he passed on retaliation.

    A clean racer to his core, he trailed Kenseth for a dozen laps around Bristol Motor Speedway, trying every which way possible to pass him without wrecking him and failing miserably. Kenseth ended up with his Sprint Cup-leading fifth win of the season, and Kahne settled for a disappointing second.

    "I don't know," sighed Kahne, winner of the spring race at Bristol. "I just ... I think at the end of the day, I just don't wreck people. I just didn't get it done and I'm upset with myself for not figuring out how to win."

    It's the third time this season Kahne has finished second behind Kenseth, who wrapped up at least a wild-card berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 12:33 AM  Number of Views: 356 



    Ryan Villopoto finished off his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship season with another victory, sweeping the 450 Class motos Saturday in the Lake Elsinore National.

    Villopoto, the Monster Energy Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, Wash., had eight victories in 12 rounds this year and won 18 of 24 motos en route to his second season title in three years.

    "With the great team that I have behind me, we were really able to turn the ship and go in the right direction with tuning the bike this season," Villopoto said.

    Villopoto is scheduled to have knee surgery during the offseason.

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 11:55 PM  Number of Views: 299 



    Dean Meminger, who played for the New York Knicks' championship team in 1973, passed away at the age of 65.

    Meminger was found in a hotel room in Upper Manhattan. The cause of death is under investigation but there were no signs of trauma.

    Meminger had long battled an addiction to cocaine and had acknowledged using drugs during his NBA career.

    Meminger was the Knicks' first round pick in 1971.

    Meminger joined other members of the 1973 Knicks team for a ceremony at the Garden on April 5. “There was no one prouder than Dean to be back on the court with his teammates,” Glen Grunwald, the Knicks’ general manager, said in a statement

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 11:46 PM  Number of Views: 388 



    In a shocking upset, challenger Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KO’s) stopped WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KO’s) to hand him his first defeat of his career on Saturday night at the at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Gonzalez knocked Mares down with a powerful left hook with 30 seconds left to go in the 1st round. After Mares got back to his feet, he made the mistake of exchanging with Gonzalez and ended up getting knocked down for a second time this time from a left to the head followed by a right as he was falling down.

    The referee Jack Reiss then prevented Mares from getting back to his feet after looking at his eyes and noticing that he was dazed looking.

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 11:41 PM  Number of Views: 390 



    In the co-feature bout, undefeated former IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO’s) totally obliterated WBC super bantamweight champion Victor Terrazas (37-3-1, 21 KO’s) by a 3rd round TKO. Santa Cruz knocked Terrazas down twice in the 3rd round from left hooks to the head.

    After the 2nd knockdown, Terrazas complained to the referee that he couldn’t see out of his swollen right eye. The fight was then halted at 2:09 of the round.

    Terrazas is a good puncher and a very good fighter. However, he made the fatal mistake of slugging with Santa Cruz on the inside, and he didn’t have the skills to be fighting that kind of fight. Santa Cruz nailed Terrazas with nonstop punches to the body and head, and by the 2nd round, Terrazas’ right eye was almost closed. Terrazas’ corner worked feverishly in between rounds to try and reduce the swelling on his right eye, but it was no use. They were fighting an un-winnable battle.

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 11:36 PM  Number of Views: 365 



    Arthur Abraham (37-4, 28 KO’s) earned a 12 round unanimous decision over the better than expected Willbeforce Shihepo (20-7, 15 KO’s) to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title on Saturday night at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

    The decision was booed by the German crowd, and that’s a pretty good sign that they felt that Abraham got a questionable decision.

    The win puts the 33-year-old Abraham in position to get another crack at WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz, who stopped Abraham in the 4th round last March.

    Abraham really struggled tonight against the faster and much busier Shihepo. This was one of those fights where the judges had to be focusing more on power rather than quantity, as Abraham was outworked in every round of the fight by a really wide margin. The judges scored it 116-113, 116-112, 117-111. However, you could just as easily have given those same scores to Shihepo, and you’d get no arguments.

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 11:32 PM  Number of Views: 370 



    Big Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (18-0, 9 KO’s) put himself in position for a payday bout against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko with a 12 round unanimous decision win over Tony Thompson (38-4, 26 KO’s). Pulev came on after the fourth round to wear Thompson with his jabs, and power shots. The judges scored it 116-112, 118-110, 117-111.

    Thompson didn’t look like he was well trained for the fight, because he controlled the action in the first 4 rounds, but after the 4th, he looked too tired to throw punches. It wasn’t so much what Pulev was doing, because he wasn’t doing much other than throwing jabs and power shots. But the problem for Thompson seemed to be entirely with his conditioning or lack thereof. He wasn’t trained well enough to fight hard to beat Pulev. I think a 36-year-old version of Thompson would have easily won, but not the 41-year-old Thompson that we saw in the ring with Pulev.

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 09:52 AM  Number of Views: 378 



    Seven men, including Jerry Sandusky's adopted son and a Sandusky victim key to longtime coach Joe Paterno's firing, have finalized deals with Penn State over claims of abuse by the school's former assistant football coach, their lawyer says.

    Settlements were reached by Matt Sandusky, as well as the young man known as Victim 2 in court records and three other victims who testified last summer against Jerry Sandusky at his criminal trial, Philadelphia attorney Matt Casey said Friday.

    Matt Sandusky had been expected to be a defense witness for his father until the trial, when he told investigators that he also had been abused by Jerry Sandusky. He has since petitioned for a legal name change for himself and his family.

    Victim 2 has said he was the boy then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary testified he saw being attacked by Jerry Sandusky in a team shower in 2001. McQueary notified Paterno and school officials at the time, but police were never called, an omission that eventually led to Paterno's firing.

    Casey did not disclose the terms of the settlements but said they took shape some time ago and were completed a week ago.

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    by Published on 08-24-2013 08:52 AM  Number of Views: 371 


    Kyle Busch dominated at Bristol on Friday for his ninth NASCAR Nationwide victory of the season.

    The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

    "Whether you're booing or cheering, glad you're here," Busch said over the public address system. "Hope you're booing more tomorrow when we take home another trophy."

    It wouldn't be out of the question for Busch, who will be going for a Bristol sweep in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race. He won Wednesday night's Truck Series race and dominated Friday night's Nationwide Series race, starting from the pole and leading 228 of 250 laps.

    "You've got to win two to go for three, so here's two," said Busch, who has 15 career national wins at Bristol and swept the week in August 2010.

    His win Friday night was his 60th Nationwide series win of his career, and 120th spanning NASCAR's three national series. It was also his 15th of the season after winning just one race in all three series last season.

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