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Shot A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home. Officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, Canseco said he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand.

Investigated Florida State running back Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation by the university for his role in a possible domestic battery case. Florida State would not confirm if it would investigate Williams, citing privacy policies. The Tallahassee Police Department confirmed it is investigating an alleged domestic battery case involving Williams. It said it continues despite the woman involved filing an affidavit asking police to end the investigation.

Scratched Defending champion Magician was scratched from this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Wednesday, denying the colt a chance to defend his title in the $3 million Turf. American Pharoah, the 2-1 favorite, withdrew from the $2 million Juvenile on Tuesday because of foot injury.

Honored Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a 1-length win in Wednesday’s ninth race at Churchill Downs to earn his 2,000th career victory. The 31-year-old Frenchman has five mounts in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday.

Scheduled On Feb. 28, Chris Weidman (12-0) will defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort, and Ronda Rousey (10-0) will defend her bantamweight title against Cat Zingano (9-0) at UFC 184 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. UFC President Dana White announced the matchups Wednesday.

Added IndyCar team owner A.J. Foyt announced he has hired Jack Hawksworth and Takuma Sato as full-time drivers in 2015. It’s the first time in 13 seasons that Foyt’s team will have two full-time cars. Sato won two poles in 2014 and won his first career race in 2013. Hawksworth, of England, qualified in the top six in three of his first six races last season.

Capped Tour of Spain champion Alberto Contador capped his tumultuous season by winning the Velo d’Or award in Paris as the best rider of 2014. The 31-year-old Contador, who was forced out of the Tour de France this summer with a leg fracture, added successes at Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour of the Basque Country this season.

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