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SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

Impression Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore wasn’t picked in last month’s NFL draft, but he signed on with the Detroit Lions as a free agent and is in camp this weekend trying to make an impression. The 6-foot, 197-pound Moore will have to overcome concerns about his size and arm strength now that he’s trying to make it in the pros, but nobody can question the poise he showed while completing nearly 74 percent of his passes in his final collegiate season.

Signed The Cleveland Browns have signed eight of their 11 draft picks. Running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden, the club’s two first-round picks, remain unsigned.

Invited Quarterback Tony Pike is getting a chance to revive his career with his hometown team. The Cincinnati Bengals invited Pike to participate in their weekend rookie minicamp.

Granted Notre Dame forward Scott Martin has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will play again for the Irish next basketball season. Martin, who averaged 9.5 points last season as the Irish went 22-12, transferred to Notre Dame in June of 2008 following his freshman year at Purdue. After sitting out a season as a transfer, Martin missed the entire 2009-10 season with a torn knee ligament.

Charged Three Arkansas football players, including wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, were arrested and charged with burglarizing dorm rooms. University of Arkansas police arrested Wade, Humphrey and tight end Andrew Peterson after looking at security video in which the players allegedly walked into rooms where items had been taken. The preliminary police report valued the stolen property, including computers and textbooks, at nearly $5,000. Razorbacks coach John L. Smith immediately and indefinitely suspended the three players in his first test of discipline since being hired to replace Bobby Petrino last month.

Testified The young woman charged with fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women’s basketball player has testified that she wanted to kill herself afterward. Sobbing on the stand, 19-year-old Shanterrica Madden said that she wished she had turned the knife on herself after the March 2011 fight with her MTSU roommate, Lady Raiders basketball player Tina Stewart. .

Stormed Hundreds of soccer fans stormed the field and clashed with police after the Turkish league championship. The mayhem followed a 0-0 game that gave Galatasaray the title over rival Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce fans broke plastic chairs and threw them at police.


 

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