San 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.
Michael 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.
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.
Pakistan'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.
Colombian 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.