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Ben Roethlisberger cleared by NFL to return to Steelers

The quarterback can resume workouts with Pittsburgh on Tuesday. He has been suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the league's conduct policy.

May 27, 2010|Wire reports

Arthur Boyd, 32, was arrested after police investigated an informant's tip that Randolph was involved with Indianapolis-area drug dealers, according to court documents. Boyd has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing and dealing marijuana.

Randolph, who was not in the vehicle, has not been arrested and "adamantly denies" any involvement with drug activity, his attorney, John Tompkins, said. Tompkins dismissed the allegations, saying informants are "notorious liars."

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson will serve two years probation as part of his sentence for driving drunk.

Jefferson pleaded guilty Thursday to fourth-degree driving while impaired. He was arrested Feb. 28 near downtown Minneapolis a few hours after a home loss to Portland.

CYCLING

Organizers of the Tour of Missouri have canceled this year's bicycle race after state tourism officials declined to help fund it.

TRACK AND FIELD

Asafa Powell improved the best world time in the 100 yards to 9.07 seconds at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Powell broke the previous best of 9.21 set by Charlie Greene of the United States in 1967. He won the 100-meter race on a track dampened by a heavy shower in 9.83, the world's best time this season.

Usain Bolt won a rarely contested 300-meter race in 30.97 seconds.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

John Dangleis, the coordinator of Big West Conference men's basketball officials for three decades, announced his retirement effective Sept. 30. He is the longest serving coordinator among the NCAA's 31 Division I conferences. He will be replaced by Bill McCabe, who also coordinates officials for the Pacific 10 Conference.

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UCLA junior guard Malcolm Lee will have arthroscopic surgery next week to remove a portion of the meniscus (cartilage) in his right knee. Lee injured the knee playing basketball on Sunday and an MRI exam on Wednesday revealed the torn meniscus. Lee is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

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