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Curt Schilling mulls bid for Senate

Former major league pitcher has "some interest" in running for the seat held for nearly 50 years by Edward M. Kennedy.

September 03, 2009|Grahame L. Jones | Staff and Wire Reports

A federal appellate judge has ordered the preservation of all evidence that allegedly shows 104 Major League Baseball players tested positive for steroids in 2003.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month ruled that federal agents wrongly seized the material from drug testing labs when they were authorized to take only evidence related to 10 players listed in their search warrant.

If the ruling stands, the baseball players' association will be free to order the destruction of all the test results and related material, except for the 10 players listed in the warrant -- and that's what federal prosecutors fear.

Prosecutors on Monday urged Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to freeze the legal proceedings until they decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. They said it appeared the 9th Circuit's decision conflicts with prior high court rulings dealing with proper search and seizures of property.

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New Orleans Saints safety Usama Young's failure to appear in court for parking in a handicap spot led to his arrest this week after he was stopped for speeding.

COLLEGES

Rodriguez had ties to Clemson booster

Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez was business partners with a banned Clemson booster in a failed real-estate venture that led to a $3.9-million lawsuit.

Clegg Lamar Greene was part of the deal tied to a federal lawsuit accusing Rodriguez of defaulting on a multimillion-dollar loan tied to a Virginia condo development. The news site AnnArbor.com first reported the connection late Tuesday.

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Drake football Coach Chris Creighton has suspended 14 players, including three starters, from Saturday's season opener against Grand View for an unspecified team violation.

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Georgetown's baseball program has been placed on three years' probation by the NCAA because 26 players received a total of more than $60,000 in excess pay from 2001 to '07 in a work-study program.

NBA

Warriors sign center Moore

The Golden State Warriors have signed free-agent center Mikki Moore. The 7-foot former Clipper will provide depth in the frontcourt for a team that struggled with injuries at center last season.

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The Atlanta Hawks have added more depth and size to their frontcourt by signing center Jason Collins, who spent last season with Minnesota.

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Schilling mulls bid for Senate

Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who won the allegiance of Bostonians by leading the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series, said that he has "some interest" in running for the seat held for nearly 50 years by Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Schilling, a registered independent and longtime Republican supporter, wrote on his blog that "to get to there, from where I am today, many, many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen."

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Galaxy midfielder Chris Birchall has dropped out of Trinidad and Tobago's World Cup qualifying games against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Saturday and against the U.S. in Port of Spain, Trinidad, next Wednesday because of a hamstring injury.

-- Grahame L. Jones

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Freddy Montero and Roger Levesque scored to lead Seattle to a 2-1 victory over D.C. United in the U.S. Open Cup final at Washington, giving the expansion Sounders their first trophy.

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Goaltender Roberto Luongo signed a 12-year, $64-million contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks.

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John M. Stephens, the 1988 offensive rookie of the year for the New England Patriots, was killed after his pickup truck ran off a highway and struck some trees in Shreveport, La., authorities said. He was 43.

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