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49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence

Defensive end Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Jacquizz Rodgers on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, GeorgiaSan José (United States) (AFP) - National Football League veteran Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of domestic violence. Law enforcement officials said the San Francisco 49er defensive end was booked in Santa Clara County jail for "inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant." McDonald was questioned and released after posting bail. The Sacramento Bee newspaper reported that McDonald was involved in an altercation with his pregnant fiancee while having a birthday party at his home.


Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury 82-77

Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor (13) tries to push up to the basket against Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference finals, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.


Gay player overlooked by teams: report

Michael Sam of the St. Louis Rams watches from the bench during the second half of a pre-season against the New Orleans Saints game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2013 in St. Louis, MissouriMichael Sam, who is seeking to become the NFL's first openly gay player, was passed over by 31 teams Sunday just one day after being cut by St. Louis, USA Today reported. Sam was cut by St. Louis on Saturday as the Rams tried to get their roster down to 53 players for the first game of the season. Sam thanked the Rams on Saturday for the opportunity and said he would continue to try and land a position on an NFL team. "I want to thank the entire Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level," said Sam.


Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

FILE - In this May 9, 1960 file photo, Mrs. Olgivanna Wright, wife of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, stands one of the architecture school buildings at Taliesen West, at Scottsdale, Ariz. The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's quest for a way to keep its accreditation status has some school board members at odds with the foundation operating it. Last week, the Scottsdale-based Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced it would not spin off the school into an independent corporation as a way to abide by new standards to gain accreditation. That decision has shaken the school's Board of Governors, who say that could mean the program would eventually become a shell of itself. (AP Photo)PHOENIX (AP) — The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members concerned the degree program will end, while its foundation denied the school is in danger of closing.


Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open quarters

Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years.


Pakistan army calls on government, protesters to end crisis

Pakistani supporters of Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri sit on the lawn at the Parliament premises following clashes with police in Islamabad on August 31, 2014Pakistan's powerful army called on the government and protesters to resolve their differences peacefully Sunday night but ominously warned it was "committed to playing its part in ensuring security of the state", after clashes left three dead. The meeting of top generals, brought forward a day, came after violence broke out Saturday night when thousands of supporters of politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri tried to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house, demanding his resignation. Opposition groups marched to the capital on August 15 in a bid to topple Sharif's government, triggering a crisis that has raised the spectre of military intervention in a country that has been ruled for half its history by the army. The fighting continued Sunday between police in riot gear and a few hundred protesters, many of whom came armed with batons and slingshots loaded with marbles.


Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday.

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

Former Missouri player Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers.


Anacona takes 9th stage, Quintana leads Vuelta

Lampre's Colombian cyclist Winner Anacona celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 9th stage of the 69th edition of "La Vuelta" Tour of Spain, a 185 km ride from Carboneras de Guadazaon to Aramon Valdelinares on August 31, 2014Colombian Winner Anacona was victorious in the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday as his compatriot Nairo Quintana moved ahead in the general classification. Anacona broke clear on the 8km, first category climb to the finish of the 185km stage from Carboneras de Guadazon to Aramon Valdelinares to move into fourth place overall with Kazakstan's Alexey Lutsenko and Italian Damiano Cunego finishing second and third respectively. Quintana reacted to an attack from Alberto Contador with a kilometre left to take the overall lead from Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde.


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