Bill Clinton: McNair death 'broke my heart'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says the shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair broke his heart.
Clinton said Tuesday that he believed McNair, who police say was shot and killed by a girlfriend who then killed herself, had trouble adjusting to life after leaving professional football.
Clinton says he believes McNair was "having trouble dealing with the fact that he couldn't play football anymore." He made the comment during a speech about rural philanthropy at his presidential library.
UA recruit Winston cleared to play
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - 1 of Arkansas' top football recruits says he's been cleared by the NCAA to play this fall.
Cornerback Darius Winston of Helena-West Helena Central says UA recruiting coordinator Tim Horton told him the NCAA Eligibility Center has cleared him.
Winston is 6 feet tall and 175 pounds and has run a 40-yard dash in 4.38.
He chose the Razorbacks over schools including Michigan, Miami, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Georgia.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com
Lawyer Ron, a champion in 2007, is euthanized
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Sad news in horse racing: 6-year-old Lawyer Ron has been euthanized because of complications from colic surgery.
Lawyer Ron won 12 of 26 races. He was standing his second season at stud at Stonewall and his first crop of foals arrived this year.
Lawyer Ron came into the 2006 Derby having won all 7 of his starts on dirt tracks, but ran 12th behind Barbaro. After an interest in the horse was purchased by Stonewall Farm of Midway, Ky., the colt was transferred from trainer Bob Holthus to Todd Pletcher.
Lawyer Ron's Eclipse Award-winning 4-year-old season included victories in the Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park, the Whitney Handicap in track-record time and the Woodward Stakes, both at Saratoga, and a narrow loss to future 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont.
As a 3-year-old, Lawyer Ron won the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds and the Southwest, the Rebel and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn before the 2006 Kentucky Derby.
Crawford, AL beat NL for 7th straight All-Star win
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The American League has won its seventh straight All-Star game, beating the National League 4-3 behind a terrific catch by Carl Crawford and a trio of bullpen aces.
The AL ran its unbeaten streak to 13 games, including a tie. Tuesday night's victory means the AL champion will again have home-field advantage in the World Series.
Curtis Granderson tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on Adam Jones' sacrifice fly. Moments earlier, Crawford reached over the left-field wall to rob Brad Hawpe of a home run.
After President Barack Obama threw out the first ball, closers Jonathan Papelbon, Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the game at Busch Stadium. Rivera earned his record fourth All-Star save.
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