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Sun., May 3, 2009

Suspended Two Marshall University football players have been suspended after being arrested on drug charges in western Barboursville, W.Va. Tailback Darius Marshall and defensive back DeQuan Bembry, also known as DeQuan Starling, were arrested early Saturday in Cabell County and charged with possession with intent to deliver. An officer at Western Regional Jail said they both were being held there on $20,000 bond. Last season as a sophomore, Marshall ran for 1,177 yards and scored five touchdowns. Bembry had 80 tackles, including 7.5 for loss, and intercepted a pass as a redshirt freshman.

Recovering Starting guard Courtney Lee has been medically cleared to play but is not expected back for the Orlando Magic anytime soon as he recovers from surgery on his fractured sinus. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said if Lee plays at all in the second round against Boston or Chicago, it will be a “bonus.” Lee did not attend the Magic’s practice Saturday. Lee was injured in Game 5 of Orlando’s first-round series against Philadelphia on an inadvertent elbow by teammate Dwight Howard.

Impressed The IOC evaluation team said it was “very impressed” with Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics as it wrapped up its weeklong tour of the city. “We have been most impressed to find what Rio has to offer to the Olympic movement,” International Olympic Committee chairwoman Nawal el Moutawakel said at a press conference. “During our stay we witnessed the leadership of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the unity of all three levels of government.” Asked to list the positive and negative aspects of the inspection tour she responded: “All I can say is that everything we saw was positive.”


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