Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, wearing a helmet but no jersey and sporting a large brace on his reconstructed right...
RG3 still aiming for Washington’s season opener
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, wearing a helmet but no jersey and sporting a large brace on his reconstructed right knee, did some handoffs and throws with other teammates recovering from injuries Thursday. It’s the latest step toward his goal of playing in the season opener in September.
“As soon as I woke up out of the surgery, I put the date of the first game in my phone,” Griffin said. “It was the passcode of my phone for a month.”
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It was Griffin’s first Redskins Park news conference of the offseason, an occasion that attracted an extraordinary media hoard to a routine May workout and showed again just how important the health of Griffin’s knee — and everything else about him, for that matter — has become in the nation’s capital.
Prosecutors seek to revoke Cowboys player’s bond
Prosecutors in Dallas are going to court to have the bond revoked for a Cowboys player awaiting trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge.
Prosecutors accused Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent of violating the terms of his release on bond by consuming alcohol and tampering with a device that detects the presence of alcohol in his body. Brent has been free on $100,000 bond since being charged in the Dec. 8 crash that killed practice-squad player Jerry Brown Jr., a passenger in the car.
Beckham’s playing status for last game still undecided
David Beckham might bid adieu to soccer Sunday from the bench. The 38-year-old Beckham, who said last week he will retire from the sport after the season, will be with French champion Paris Saint-Germain when the team travels to Lorient for the season finale. But PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti said it is unlikely Beckham will play, although it has not been officially decided yet.
Record-tying 4 women in field for Indy 500
Katherine Legge didn’t know she’d have a shot at the Indianapolis 500 until it was time to qualify, when Schmidt Peterson Motorsports decided to put her in its second car at the last second.
Pippa Mann chatted with tire makers, dropped in on the folks from the television networks and even tried to get cozy with engine maker Honda in the hopes of landing a ride.
Both of them have overcome long odds to join Ana Beatriz and Simona de Silvestro in Sunday’s 33-car field, matching the record of four women starters. But in their minds, just starting the race is no longer a story: The next big story will be when a woman finally wins.
“Until somebody is competitive on a regular basis, and winning races, and then probably more than one, it’s still going to be a bit of a novelty,” Legge said. “And it stinks in a way, because there’s no reason for it.”
Prominent coach sentenced
to 7 years in prison
A once-prominent coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced in Rockville, Md., to seven years in prison for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed.
Richard J. Curl, who last year was banned for life from the sport by USA Swimming, apologized for abusing the girl over a four-year period in the 1980s, starting when she was 13.
Rogge: Wrestling doing
all the right things
Wrestling’s governing body has “reacted well” and made the necessary changes to give the sport a chance of saving its place in the Olympics, IOC president Jacques Rogge said.
Rogge said FILA has dealt with the issues that led the IOC executive board in February to remove wrestling from the list of core sports for the 2020 Games.
“I think they had the good answer and the good reaction,” he said. “They obviously were taken a bit by surprise by the fact they could leave the core group.”
Rogge praised the measures approved by FILA at its congress in Moscow last weekend, including rule changes to make matches more compelling and the inclusion of women and athletes in decision-making positions.
• Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster hurt his hamstring early in a voluntary workout, while defensive back Neiko Thorpe and linebacker Mike Catapano also picked up minor injuries.
• Former Louisiana State defensive back Tyrann Mathieu signed a four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
• The Carolina Panthers signed all five of their draft picks, including first-rounder Star Lotulelei, a defensive tackle from Utah.
• New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski will have surgery Friday to repair his medial collateral ligament and a chip fracture in his left knee.
• Houston Dynamo defender Corey Ashe was added to the roster for U.S. training camp before its exhibition against Belgium.
• The Chicago Fire acquired defender Bakary Soumare from the Philadelphia Union for a second-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.
• American Sam Querrey was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Open de Nice clay-court event in France, losing to French wild-card entry Edouard Roger-Vasselin 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1.
• Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the individual mountain time trial in the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia in Polsa to extend his overall lead to 4:02.
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