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Sports news briefs — Aug. 21

Compiled from wire reports

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college football

Charge is dropped against OSU’s Roby

• The misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge against Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was conditionally dropped, according to a published report.

Roby, involved in a fight at a Bloomington, Ind., bar in July, must avoid any additional legal trouble until Aug. 16, 2014, in order to have the charge dismissed, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

The redshirt junior, one of the top players on the second-ranked Buckeyes’ defense, was charged with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of making contact with the chest of the bar’s security guard. The charge was reduced last week from battery to disorderly conduct.

Coach Urban Meyer suspended Roby for the team’s opener against Buffalo on Aug. 31.

• East Carolina receivers Justin Jones and Jabril Soloman were declared ineligible. Jones’ career ends with 52 receptions for 598 yards and 12 touchdowns in 32 games. He made five starts as a junior in 2012. Soloman led the team with an average of 24.1 yards per catch as a freshman last season and played in 12 games. Team spokesman Tom McClellan would not specify why the two are ineligible, citing the school’s student privacy regulations, but says the players are not enrolled.”

• Former South Florida wide receiver D’Vario Montgomery is transferring to Iowa State. The Cyclones announced Wednesday that Montgomery has signed a financial aid agreement with the university and will redshirt the upcoming season. Montgomery, who caught six passes for the Bulls in 2012, has three seasons of eligibility.

basketball

Pistons sign center to two-year deal

• The Detroit Pistons signed center Josh Harrellson to two-year contract for the league minimum with the team holding an option for the second season. Harrellson played sparingly in six games last season for the Miami Heat.

• The Boston Celtics filled out new coach Brad Stevens’ staff. The team says that former Celtics forward Walter McCarty will return as an assistant coach. Also joining the team are Ron Adams and Micah Shrewsberry.

• Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul was elected president of the NBA players’ association.

other SPORTS

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR truck race

• Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his record 14th overall victory on the high-banked 0.533-mile oval in Bristol, Tenn. The Sprint Cup driver took fresh tires with 16 laps to go, passed Ryan Blaney for the lead with six laps left and held off Timothy Peters in a race to the finish that ended with Peters crashing on the frontstretch.

• The U.S. Ski Team says women’s ski jump world champion Sarah Hendrickson injured her right knee during training in Germany and will fly back home. The team said in a statement released Wednesday that the 19-year-old Hendrickson hurt her knee during a training jump in Obersdorf, but did not give any details on the severity of the injury. The team says she’ll fly back to the United States on Friday for “further medical evaluation in Utah.”

• The Cuban track and field federation says hurdler Orlando Ortega has not returned to the country after competing in the world championships in Russia last week. The federation said in a statement that Ortega, 22, “abandoned” the Cuban delegation that competed in Moscow.

• Another week, another nagging injury for Tiger Woods — this from a soft bed in his hotel. Woods did not play the back nine of his pro-am Wednesday at The Barclays in Jersey City, N.J. He still walked with his amateur partners, but only chipped and putted at Liberty National. He says his neck and back were stiff in the morning due to the hotel bed.

• Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand completed two near-flawless races, overpowering Italy’s Luna Rossa to take a 4-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals in San Francisco.

— From wire reports


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