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In brief: Jenks returns to disabled list

Jenks returns to disabled list

Baseball: The Boston Red Sox placed reliever Bobby Jenks on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury.

The team announced the move before Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Jenks, formerly of Spirit Lake, Idaho, felt pain in his left midback area while warming up in the bullpen during Friday night’s 9-6 loss to the Rays.

Jenks was on the DL from June 8-28 with tightness in the same area. The right-hander, 2-2 in 19 games, will be examined by the team medical staff this weekend in Boston.

Associated Press

N. Koreans blame deer glands

Soccer: North Korea officials blame traditional medicine using musk deer glands for five of their players testing positive for steroids at the Women’s World Cup in soccer’s biggest doping scandal in nearly two decades.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Saturday that after two players were caught during the tournament this month, FIFA tested the rest of the North Korean squad and found three more positive results.

“This is a shock,” Blatter said at a news conference. “We are confronted with a very, very bad case of doping and it hurts.”

Associated Press