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Tennessee won't get additional sanctions

Report says the school will escape penalties from the NCAA, which is set to announce its findings Wednesday.

August 23, 2011|Wire reports

Other than what it has already self-imposed, the Tennessee athletic department will not be hit with any further sanctions from the NCAA, multiple people familiar with the investigation told the Knoxville News Sentinel on Tuesday.

The individuals requested anonymity because the NCAA is set to announce Wednesday the findings from June's Committee on Infractions hearing.

Former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl will receive a three-year show-cause penalty while his three former assistants — Tony Jones, Jason Shay and Steve Forbes — all will receive a one-year show-cause penalty.

A show-cause penalty means a school wanting to hire a coach serving that penalty must appear before the Committee on Infractions to explain why it wants to do so. If the school chooses to go ahead with the hire, it would have to agree to any possible additional penalties the committee might want to levy.

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Louisiana State starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates met with investigators looking into a bar fight that injured four people, and police said they were cooperative.

The most seriously injured victim from the fight has three broken vertebrae, Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said. There have been no arrests and no charges have been filed, but White stressed that police hope to gather enough evidence to arrest whoever is responsible for the victims' injuries.

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Dayne Crist has regained his role as Notre Dame's starting quarterback, surviving a second knee surgery, arduous rehabilitation and a strong challenge from teammate Tommy Rees during a close competition. Crist, a senior, played for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High.

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Kyle Busch pleads guilty to speeding

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days for driving 128 mph on a road close to a day-care center and church in a nearly $400,000 car. His lawyer said his client was not treated "like any other citizen."

Busch, who doesn't need a license to compete in NASCAR, also was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation in Statesville, N.C. He pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County.

Busch addressed the court before his sentencing, apologizing again for driving 128 mph in a 45-mph zone in a bright yellow 2012 Lexus on May 24.

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The Philadelphia Phillies put All-Star left-hander Cole Hamels on the disabled list and recalled infielder Pete Orr from triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 13 and will allow Hamels to come off the DL Sunday so he can make his next scheduled start Monday at Cincinnati. Hamels has inflammation in his left shoulder.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks traded second baseman Kelly Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielders Aaron Hill and John McDonald.

Arizona also put right-hander Jason Marquis on the 60-day DL because of a fractured right fibula.

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The Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds scheduled a doubleheader for Wednesday in an effort to complete their series before stormy weather associated with Hurricane Irene reaches South Florida.

The final game of the series, originally planned for Thursday, will instead be played as part of the doubleheader.

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