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Released Miami Heat star LeBron James has the world’s best-selling NBA jersey according to numbers released by Adidas on Tuesday. James – who also has the top-selling jersey in the U.S. – outsold Derrick Rose of the Bulls, Kobe Bryant of the Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Thunder and Heat teammate Dwyane Wade for the No. 1 spot. James said having the world’s top-selling jersey “means everything” to him. Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks is sixth on the global-sales list, followed by Houston’s Dwight Howard (his now-former Lakers jersey), Utah’s Deron Williams, the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Boston’s Rajon Rondo to round out the top 10. Rose had the top-selling jersey in China, Latin America and Europe.

Returned Cyclist Lance Armstrong’s Olympic medal is back with the IOC. The International Olympic Committee stripped the American rider of the bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games in January after he admitted to doping. After months of delays, Armstrong handed back the medal two weeks ago to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Suspended Alabama football coach Nick Saban suspended star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. Clinton-Dix is second on the team with 24 tackles and is a projected first-round NFL draft pick.

Announced Texas Longhorns medical staff says junior quarterback Davis Ash won’t play tonight against Iowa State because of a head injury. Senior Case McCoy will start for the Longhorns (2-2) against the Cyclones.

• Whitney Handicap winner Cross Traffic won’t run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month because of a minor shin injury. The horse is trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez.

• Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss 3 to 6 months while undergoing treatment for blood clots. Jeff Zatkoff will serve as Marc-Andre Fleury’s primary backup when the Penguins open the season tonight against New Jersey.

• Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros has been released from the hospital after being treated overnight for a head injury suffered in a season-opening loss to Toronto.

• American skier Lindsey Vonn’s surgically repaired knee feels so good she could return to racing at the end of this month, five weeks earlier than she originally expected.

Signed The New York Knicks signed veteran guard Chris Douglas- Roberts. Douglas-Roberts played six games for the Dallas Mavericks last season and another 16 for the Texas Legends, their NBA Development League affiliate. He averaged 17.9 points for the Legends.

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