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Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Reported Troy University football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on a Mississippi highway Thursday morning, and the state highway patrol is investigating the cause of his death. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Anthony Dunn said that Garner, 20, was found lying on U.S. Highway 61 in Bolivar County at 2:27 a.m. after two cars had run over him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. State troopers were responding to what was believed to be a two-vehicle accident south of Oreilly, Miss. The drivers of the two cars were not injured.

Honored Tennessee retired Candace Parker’s jersey, making the reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player the seventh Lady Vols player to receive the honor. The fifth-ranked Lady Vols hung Parker’s No. 3 jersey from the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters before their 80-77 loss to No. 16 LSU.

Declared Oregon State junior All-America receiver Brandin Cooks declared himself eligible for the NFL draft. The Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top receiver, Cooks set Pac-12 records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards – tops in the nation this season.

Agreed The Chicago White Sox and veteran left-handed reliever Scott Downs agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million contract.

Asked Cyclist Lance Armstrong is still fighting a Texas company that wants to recoup about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while using performance-enhancing drugs. Documents filed in Dallas this week show that Armstrong has asked a judge to stop an arbitration panel from considering whether SCA Promotions can recover its money.

Suspended Los Angeles Angels minor-league catcher Carlos Ramirez has been suspended 100 games for a third positive test for a drug of abuse.

Hired The Pro Football Hall of Fame hired David Baker as its new president and executive director. Baker, the former commissioner of the Arena Football League, is the sixth director in the Hall’s 50-year history.


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