Falcons’ Jones sidelined for season
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons’ fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones’ foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
Coach Mike Smith said Jones will have surgery on Monday, but the Falcons did not release details of the injury.
Jones, the NFL’s leading receiver, injured his right foot in Monday night’s 30-28 loss to the New York Jets.
Jones leads the NFL with 41 catches and ranks second with 580 yards receiving. He made his first Pro Bowl team in 2012 when he had 79 receptions for 1,198 yards and 10 touchdowns.
NASCAR driver charged with assault
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil is free on bond following his arrest on charges of assault and false imprisonment.
A statement from the Mooresville Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call from the Kvapil residence on Tuesday. After an investigation, police said they arrested the 37-year-old Kvapil in connection with a domestic dispute between him and his wife. No further details were provided.
Kvapil was released from the Iredell County Jail under a $1,000 unsecured bond after a scheduled court appearance.
Kvapil, who drives for BK Racing, is currently 31st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
Alco Gridiron Club meets tonight
CUMBERLAND — The Allegany Gridiron Club will meet today, 6 p.m. in the Allegany school library.
Plans for Homecoming will be discussed as well as Senior Night.
Falcons’ Jones sidelined for season
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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