Arkansas St. CB Paul Stephens kicked off team
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State cornerback Paul Stephens has been dismissed from the team.
Stephens was hospitalized over the weekend with a gunshot wound to his midsection. A man told police that he shot an intruder trying to break into an apartment.
Arkansas State announced Stephens' dismissal from the Red Wolves on Monday night, saying it was for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Defensive back Leroy Trahan and wide receiver Jarriel Norman were also dismissed from the team for detrimental conduct. The school did not elaborate on those infractions.
Super middleweight tourney designed to crown champ
NEW YORK (AP) - Officials have announced a super middleweight tournament featuring Arkansas' Jermain Taylor.
The boxing tournament was announced today at Madison Square Garden. It will begin this fall and conclude with a seeded semifinals and championship in early 2011.
The fighters are WBC champion Carl Froch, WBA titleholder Mikkel Kessler, former middleweight champs Arthur Abraham and Taylor, and former Olympians Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell.
Froch (25-0, 20 KOs) made headlines earlier this year when he rallied to knock out Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) with 14 seconds left to defend his title.
While the tournament isn't designed to pit Europe versus America, that's how many fans will view it. Taylor was a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist. Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs) won the bronze medal in 2004, and Ward (19-0, 12 KOs) won gold for the U.S. in Athens.
Tyson Gay to run 200 meters at London Grand Prix
LONDON (AP) - Triple world champion Tyson Gay will run the 200 meters at the London Grand Prix later this month as part of his preparations for the world championships in Berlin.
The American sprinter and former Razorback, who won 100, 200 and 400 relay at the worlds in Osaka two years ago, has raced once this season over 200, in New York in May, when he clocked 19.58 seconds.
The July 24-25 London meet is just three weeks before the worlds Aug. 15-23.
Gay said Monday that he saw the London race as a final test for the world championships. His only 200-meter time this season was the third fastest behind Olympic champion Usain Bolt and American Michael Johnson.
Night for a Prince: Fielder wins Home Run Derby
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Prince Fielder beat the hometown boppers on their own turf.
With Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard eliminated early, Fielder won baseball's Home Run Derby on Monday night with a steady power display that included a jaw-dropping drive estimated at 503 feet.
The Milwaukee Brewers' first baseman out-slugged Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz 6-5 in the finals at Busch Stadium to take home a title that St. Louis fans surely hoped would go to 1 of their own.
Pujols, the Cardinals' big first baseman, and Howard, who grew up in the Gateway City, were knocked out in the second round.
This year's All-Star festivities were supposed to belong to Pujols in his home ballpark. But Fielder snatched the spotlight in the annual All-Star game warmup.
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