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Revealed A former NBA referee shot and killed himself in a suburban New Orleans hotel room on the same day his wife was found strangled at their Houston-area home last week, authorities said Wednesday. A law- enforcement official in Montgomery County, Texas, said Troy Raymond, 46, was a “person of interest” in the death of his wife, Leslie Anderson Raymond, whose body was discovered last Thursday at their home in Spring. Troy Raymond’s body was discovered at a hotel in Jefferson Parish. The coroner’s office said he shot himself in the head.

Accused Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is facing a civil lawsuit from a pair of men who say he orchestrated a shooting attack on them two years ago outside a Las Vegas skating rink. The lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press accuses Mayweather, Ocie Harris and others of making threats since the attack. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, said the undefeated boxer had nothing to do with the shooting or any of the alleged acts.

Withdrawn Tennis star Serena Williams woke up with a sore and swollen right big toe, prompting her to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio – the latest in her long streak of foot problems and setbacks. Williams had won two straight tournaments at Stanford and Toronto, and her win on Tuesday night at the tournament was her seventh match in eight days. She decided to withdraw and rest the foot, which she cut on glass at a restaurant and needed two operations to repair last year. Williams was rounding back into form with the U.S. Open less than two weeks away.

Announced Chivas USA defender Jimmy Conrad is retiring after a concussion limited him to two games this season. Chivas USA called a news conference for today to announce the retirement of Conrad, a five-time All-Star over 13 seasons.

Traded The Los Angeles Galaxy traded Juan Pablo Angel to Chivas USA, clearing a roster spot for newcomer Robbie Keane. Los Angeles agreed to terms on Monday with Keane, the Irish national team captain.



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