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Fri., July 3, 2009, midnight

Fined The Canadian Football League fined Toronto Argonauts receiver Arland Bruce an undisclosed amount for “excessive actions” during his tribute to Michael Jackson after scoring a touchdown. After scoring on a 21-yard pass that put Toronto ahead 6-0, Bruce removed his helmet, shoulder pads and uniform top, then laid down in the end zone. Bruce said he was honoring the memory of Jackson by pretending to be buried.

Hired Former Notre Dame assistant Sean Kearney is the new basketball coach at Holy Cross, succeeding Ralph Willard, who resigned last month after 10 seasons.

Defects A top Cuban pitching prospect with a 100 mph fastball, Aroldis Chapman, has defected from the national team while playing in a tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Suspended The NFL suspended New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace for four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Arrested Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested in South Florida on charges of domestic battery against his ex-wife, just two months before his trial on a DUI manslaughter charge was set to begin.

Added Head basketball coach Cameron Dollar has hired his father to be one of his assistants on the Seattle University men’s team. Donald Dollar has coached for 46 years in Georgia, mainly at the high school level.

Died Ninety-year-old John Henry Moss, one of the most influential figures in minor league baseball during his 50-year reign as president of the South Atlantic League, died in Kings Mountain, N.C.

Rules A judge in Miami refused to release surveillance video depicting the moment a car driven by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian in a drunk-driving crash. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy said the privacy interests of the family of victim Mario Reyes outweighed the public’s right to view the video.

Honored Former San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Washington Nationals last month, has been selected as the winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball’s player of the year.


 

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