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Filed Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife are suing their former housekeeper, accusing her of violating her contract by talking to the media about the family’s private affairs. The housekeeper initially sued Bryant and his wife, contending they harassed and humiliated her. The countersuit was filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court and says Maria Jimenez broke a confidentiality agreement she signed.

Leaving Oregon backup quarterback Justin Roper has decided to transfer and has been granted his release. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly said the 6-foot-6, 204-pound Georgia native made the decision after emerging from spring drills behind Ducks starter Jeremiah Masoli.

Ineligible Kentucky star defensive end Jeremy Jarmon was ruled ineligible for his senior season by the NCAA because of a failed drug test. He said at a news conference he had inadvertently taken a banned substance that turned up during a random NCAA test in February.

Thrown Alabama sophomore Kelsi Dunne became the first player to throw back-to-back no-hitters in NCAA postseason play. Dunne held Jacksonville State hitless for the second straight day in a 9-0 softball victory in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She led the Crimson Tide to a Super Regional championship and a spot in the Women’s College World Series.

Born Two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh and fellow pro beach volleyball player Casey Jennings welcomed 8-pound, 10-ounce Joseph Michael Jennings, born on Friday.

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