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July 2, 2014

Sports Roundup - 07/03

Penguins sign free-agent forward Steve Downie

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, a day after signing four players.

The 27-year-old Downie had four goals, 20 assists and 106 penalty minutes last season in 62 games for Colorado and Philadelphia. Downie has 59 goals, 103 assists and 766 penalty minutes in 336 regular-season games in seven seasons with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Colorado.

On Tuesday, the Penguins signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau and goalie Thomas Greiss, and re-signed forward Marcel Goc.

Hundreds honor Lutzkenkirchen at public memorial

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of fans and several dozen Auburn coaches and teammates attended Philip Lutzenkirchen’s public memorial service, nearly filling the bleachers on one side of his high school stadium.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn and athletic director Jay Jacobs were among those honoring the popular Auburn player Wednesday night at Lassiter High School.

The 22-year-old Lutzenkirchen, and 22-year-old driver, Joseph Ian Davis died in a one-car crash early Sunday morning. Police suspect alcohol was involved and are awaiting the results of blood tests.

Auburn assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee, Scott Fountain and Travis Williams were among those attending, along with an estimated 30 current and former players.

Many of those attending wore Auburn’s orange and blue as requested by the family.

Auburn is also planning to hold a public service for Lutzenkirchen.

Jurors to keep deliberating in beaten fan case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has told deadlocked jurors to keep deliberating in a lawsuit filed by Giants fan Bryan Stow over his beating at Dodger Stadium.

The Los Angeles County Superior Court panel announced the impasse Wednesday afternoon. But the judge sent them back to work. Deliberations began June 26.

Stow was left severely brain-damaged in a parking lot attack after the Dodgers’ 2011 opening day game against the San Francisco Giants.

Dodger fans Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to the attack and are in jail.

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  • NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

    NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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  • Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work

    The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.

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  • Colaw, Keller hits in 11th send Potomac Valley past Romney

    Ryan Colaw hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to put Potomac Valley up 9-8 and Garrett Keller’s hit made it 10-8 as Potomac Valley won the championship game of the West Virginia Area American Legion Tournament, 10-8, in 11 innings over Romney Sunday at Petersburg High School.

    July 29, 2014

  • Maryland state tournament begins today at Memorial Field

    The Maryland American Legion Baseball State Tournament returns to Cumberland today with six teams competing for the state title at Memorial Field at the Hammersmith Hot Stove Complex.

    July 29, 2014

  • Lakeview, Ridgeley capture series openers

    Bryce Jones had three hits and knocked in four runs and Logan Yommer hurled six strong relief innings as Lakeview Auto Parts rolled past Cork’s Cars, 10-1, in the opening game of the Hot Stove League’s American League Championship Series Monday at Holler Field.

    July 29, 2014

  • Oakland sweeps weekend twinbills; Taylor tosses no-hitter

    Oakland scored two runs in the top of the ninth to get by Potomac in the first game 5-3, then erupted for 17 hits to cruise to a 14-5 win in the second, sweeping the Pirates in Pen-Mar-WV League baseball action Sunday afternoon.

    July 29, 2014

  • Junior Striders event today at Broadford

    Event No. 5 of the Queen City Striders Junior Striders Summer Running series will be held today at Broadford Lake Park in Mountain Lake Park. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. For more information call 301-463-6231 or 301-697-8704.

    July 29, 2014

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  • 'The Drive for 5' back on again for Gordon 'The Drive for 5' back on again for Gordon

    Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

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