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Notre Dame star Michael Floyd is suspended

Irish receiver is out indefinitely a day after he was cited for drunk driving.

March 21, 2011|Wire reports
  • Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd breaks into the clear on a touchdown receptions against Nevada.
Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd breaks into the clear on a touchdown receptions… (Brian Spurlock / US Presswire )

Notre Dame suspended star wide receiver Michael Floyd indefinitely Monday, a day after he was cited for drunk driving and authorities said his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Coach Brian Kelly said the suspension will not be lifted until Floyd changes his behavior and the legal and university discipline procedures run their course.

It was Floyd's third run-in with the law over alcohol since 2009.

Floyd was driving a white Cadillac at 3:18 a.m. Sunday when he ran a stop sign about a block from the school's main entrance, according to a probable cause affidavit from St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor Chris Daniels filed Monday.

Floyd failed three sobriety tests that consisted of standing on one leg, walking and turning around, and a finger count, Daniels said. The breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, well above Indiana's legal limit for driving of 0.08.

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Mets release pitcher Perez

The New York Mets released pitcher Oliver Perez, two days after the left-hander gave up consecutive home runs to minor leaguers.

The Mets chose to absorb the $12 million remaining on Perez's $36-million, three-year contract rather than keep a pitcher, who has been ineffective in trying to make the team as a reliever.

Perez's release came three days after the team cut second baseman Luis Castillo, who was signed Monday by the rival Philadelphia Phillies.

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The PGA Tour is considering a change to the end of its season in which players who don't make the FedEx Cup playoffs would compete for their cards in a series of tournaments against top Nationwide Tour players.

PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw confirmed the policy board has given preliminary approval to the concept, although it is in the early stages of discussion. The tour began informing players by memo late Monday afternoon.

Another change being contemplated is Q-school at the end of the year providing access only to the Nationwide Tour.

A judge in Nevada says a lawsuit filed by Manny Pacquiao against longtime boxing rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. over allegations that Pacquiao used performance-enhancing drugs can continue.

U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks said in a court order filed Monday that he would not dismiss the case as requested by Mayweather and others named in the defamation lawsuit filed by Pacquiao in 2009.

Figure skating's governing body hopes to select a new site for its world championships by the end of the week because Japan is unable to be this year's host. The championships were to have begun Monday in Tokyo but had been postponed because of the earthquake and tsunami.

The Azusa Pacific women's basketball team reached the championship game of the NAIA tournament with a 58-46 victory over Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) in Jackson, Tenn. The Cougars (32-5) will play Union (Tenn.) in the title game on Tuesday. Union won its semifinal game over Shawnee State (Ohio), 58-40, to improve to 35-1.

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