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Barred The Detroit Lions have barred a teenager from all Ford Field events for using a laser pointer at a game against the Bills. Buffalo quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt said they had a laser directed at them during a 17-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Died Former Texas cheerleader Harley Clark, who was credited with introducing the “Hook’em Horns” hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns faithful over the past six decades, died at his farm outside of Austin, Texas, school officials said. Clark introduced the hand sign – the index and pinky fingers extended and the two middle fingers tucked under the thumb – at a 1955 pep rally.

Waived The Memphis Grizzlies waived forward Michael Beasley, who had signed a non-guaranteed contract with the team last month. Beasley, 25, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft after a stellar freshman season with Kansas State.

Suspended New York Red Bulls forward Peguy Luyindula was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Soccer for a serious foul that endangered the safety of an opponent. Luyindula was sanctioned for his actions in the 73rd minute of the Red Bulls’ 1-0 road victory over the Houston Dynamo last Saturday.

Lifted Authorities say several of Yogi Berra’s World Series rings and two MVP plaques were stolen from a museum in Little Falls, New Jersey, honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer. The break-in occurred Wednesday morning at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.

Cleared Seton Hall coach Tony Bozzella said Daisha Simmons has been cleared by the NCAA to immediately play basketball for the school. Simmons has graduated from Alabama and will be pursuing a master’s degree at Seton Hall. She said that illnesses in her family contributed to her desire to transfer to Seton Hall. She wants to finish her collegiate career this season.

Injured Midfielder Julian Green will miss the United States’ exhibition soccer games against Ecuador and Honduras because of a rib injury. The 19-year-old trained with the Americans in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday, but U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Green will return to Hamburg, Germany, to recover from the injury, sustained Sept. 20 against Bayern Munich.

Retired Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck, 29, announced his retirement from cycling, three months after the Luxembourger crashed out of cycling’s premier event with a knee injury.

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