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USA suspends Phelps after DUI arrest

From Staff And Wire Reports

SWIMMING: USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year’s world championships and took away his funding from the sport’s national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion’s second DUI arrest.

The suspension won’t keep Phelps from training with his North Baltimore club, but the 18-time gold medal winner is banned from participating in USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6, 2015.

Phelps and USA Swimming also agreed that he won’t compete in the world swimming championships in Russia next August.

Young injures thumb

NBA: Lakers guard Nick Young will be out for about eight weeks after succesful surgery on his torn thumb ligament.

He tore the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb last week in training camp while guarding Kobe Bryant during a drill.

QB Harris suspended

MISCELLANY: Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended while authorities investigate sexual assault allegations against him.

The school said Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday – hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville – in a residence hall on campus.

University police are investigating the incident and working with the Gainesville Police Department to assist with collection and analysis of forensic evidence.

Boston honors Olympians: Efforts to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston appear to be gathering steam as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh hosted an event Monday to honor Massachusetts Olympians and Paralympians. The U.S. Olympic Committee is weighing whether to put in a bid for the 2024 Games.

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