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Suing An attorney for Brian Stow, the gravely injured Giants fan who won a multimillion-dollar damage suit against the Dodgers, has sued the team again, claiming it is trying to recoup $3.4 million in insurance payments from Stow for his medical care after a beating.

• Former Central Florida football assistant coach Paul Ferraro is suing the university and the athletic department for breach of contract, alleging that coach George O’Leary engaged in continuous criticism of his work and created a work environment that included bullying, threatening behavior and repeated discriminatory epithets. The suit alleges that O’Leary made derogatory remarks about Ferraro’s Italian heritage, African-Americans and persons of Jewish descent.

Announced Maryland coach Randy Edsall has provided the lead gift for a statue being built to honor former Connecticut cornerback Jasper Howard, who was stabbed to death following a dance at UConn in October 2009, while Edsall was the school’s football coach.

• Three-time world champion Patrick Chan is taking a break from competitive figure skating but plans to return to the circuit next season.

• Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says he’s not counting out injured starting linebackers Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy and right tackle Patrick Miller from returning against LSU on Saturday.

Filed A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is “deeply flawed.” The group says it excludes former players battling mood swings, aggression and many other problems. The group’s court filing seeks the right to weigh in when a federal judge in Philadelphia reviews the settlement plan in November.

Apologized North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack’s offense. Doeren said he left an emotional locker room after Saturday’s 56-41 loss and “took those emotions with me to the press conference.”

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