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Sat., July 6, 2013

Arrested Maryland running back Wes Brown has been arrested on charges that he assaulted a police officer and secretly recorded their conversation. Brown was arrested Wednesday after an officer tried to question him in College Park in connection with a crime in Baltimore. University police spokesman Sgt. Aaron Davis says Brown assaulted an officer who tried to question him, ran away and secretly recorded their conversation with a smartphone he concealed in his pocket.

Died Rhode Island native Ted Hood, a yachtsman, yacht designer and builder, and sailmaker who captained the winner of the 1974 America’s Cup, has died. He was 86. Considered an innovator, Ted Hood founded Hood Sailmakers in 1955. His sails were used on all the winning America’s Cup yachts from 1958 to 1977, including the Courageous, which he sailed to victory in 1974.

Withdrew Seven-time Grand Slam title winner Venus Williams has pulled out of World TeamTennis matches next week because of the back injury that kept her out of Wimbledon. Williams was scheduled to play for the Washington Kastles in home matches Monday and Tuesday, and on the road against the Texas Wild on Wednesday. Williams has not competed since a first-round loss at the French Open on May 26. The 33-year-old American had played at Wimbledon every year since 1997.

• Veteran American rider Christian Vande Velde has pulled out of the Tour de France after his second crash of the race. His Garmin-Sharp team said the 37-year-old suffered “multiple contusions and abrasions” in a crash on Stage 7 from Montpellier to Albi. Vande Velde was riding with severe back pain and a blood clot in his neck muscle sustained in an earlier crash on Stage 5.

Hired Former Real Madrid coach Benito Floro has been hired as Canada’s national soccer coach. He succeeds Stephen Hart, who left in October following the team’s humiliating exit from World Cup qualifying. The Canadian men’s team is ranked 88th by FIFA.

Deployed Russia’s interior minister says that 37,000 police officers have been deployed to protect the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Vladimir Kolokoltsev said a multilayer security system in Sochi is fully compatible with demands of the International Olympic Committee, saying it has proven its efficiency in test events there.

Spurned The organization that runs the Edward Jones Dome has made it official: The facility will not get a publicly funded $700 million upgrade that the St. Louis Rams requested.


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