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The Southern Oregon black team scored four falls as they came away with a 45-20 victory over the red team Wednesday night in the annual Red and Black intrasquad dual.

"Nice to see some of the younger guys get a chance to compete under the lamp," SOU head coach Mike Ritchey said. "We have a really tough room this year and I think some of that showed in the close matches. There will be some interesting challenge matches this year."

The black team came away with four straight victories to start the dual, including back-to-back pins by top-ranked 125-pounder Mitchell Lofstedt and Miguel Baltazar.

After the red team made it competitive with four straight wins, Tommie Hooper ended the run with a 15-0 tech fall.

Tyler Thomas added a 10-2 major decision at 174 and Josh Stalcup had a pin in another matchup at 174.

Shaun Ceremello had the fourth pin, also at 174.

SOU will compete in the Pacific Open Sunday in Forest Grove.Black 45, Red 20

125 — Jared Dalgleish, Black, dec. Joe Hutchison, 4-3; 125 — Mitchell Lofstedt, Black, pinned Jordan Lowe, 1:00; 125 — Miguel Baltazar, Black, pinned Steven Evans, 1:06; 133 — Brian Jacob, Black, dec. Jimmy Eggemeyer, 3-2; 141 — Justin Eldred, Red, major dec. Jacob Stutzer, 13-2.

141 — Sam Winter, Red, dec. Kyle Wirkuty, 4-3; 149 — Justin Mills, Red, major dec. Jaime Rodriguez, 12-4; 149 — Adam Swogger, Red, dec. Brad Tamashiro, 7-2; 157 — Tommie Hooper, Black, tech fall Robert Mannenbach, 15-0 4:00; 165 — Kris Spencer, Black, dec. Marshall Swordfeger, 4-2; 174 — Brandon Stitch, Red, dec. Austin Vanderford, 3-0.

174 — Tyler Thomas, Black, major dec. Ethan Hinton, 10-2; 174 — Josh Stalcup, Black, pinned Julian Dansk, 3:42; 174 — Shaun Ceremello, Black, pinned Theodore Callaway, 3:41; 197 — Ronnie Lee, Red, dec. John Harrison, 3-2; Hwt — John Bates, Black, dec. Jarod Pitassi, 7-1.


MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla is recovering from a bullet wound in his leg after a target shooting instructor accidentally shot him.

Dr. Eduardo Reguera said Padilla, who signed with the Dodgers in August, didn't need surgery after spending time at Managua's Metropolitan Hospital.

Police spokesman Vilma Reyes said that Padilla's pistol apparently jammed during a target shooting session late Tuesday.

Padilla handed the pistol to a shooting instructor, a former police captain, who didn't realize there was a bullet in the chamber and shot himself in his hand, Padilla's legal adviser Roberto Calderon told The Associated Press. The bullet also grazed Padilla's leg.

Pro Football

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coach Tom Cable said that he has spoken with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis about allegations that Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women.

Cable said the conversation came within the past two days and that his job status was not discussed. Cable said he plans to coach the team for the remainder of the season.

The Raiders are undergoing a "serious evaluation" of allegations made to ESPN by Cable's first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand in a statement on Sunday. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years ago and was the only time he's ever touched a woman inappropriately.

Pro Basketball

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was a free man after serving most of a 15-month sentence in a gambling scandal.

Pat Berdan, a consultant working with Donaghy, said he was released from Hernando County Jail in Florida. Donaghy had been jailed there since August after officials said he violated travel restrictions while living at a halfway house in the Tampa area.

A New York judge sentenced the ex-referee in July 2008 after Donaghy said he took thousands of dollars from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips on games — including games he worked.

The 42-year-old pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce in the tips-for-payoffs scheme.

DALLAS — Nancy Lieberman is set to become the first female head coach of an NBA Development League team.

A news conference is scheduled Thursday to introduce Lieberman as the first coach of the team that will begin play during the 2010-11 season in Frisco, a suburb about a half-hour north of downtown Dallas.

A press release by the Dallas Mavericks, which will be an affiliate of the Frisco team, touted the pending announcement of "historic additions" to the new D-League franchise. Among the participants listed for the news conference is "Head Coach Nancy Lieberman."

College Basketball

ORLANDO, Fla. — A fight over the shoes Michael Jordan's son will wear at the University of Central Florida has cost the school any future sponsorship with adidas.

Freshman guard Marcus Jordan wore a pair of white Air Jordans during UCF's 84-65 win in an exhibition game against Saint Leo, the Orlando Sentinel reported on its Web site. Jordan has said he will only wear his father's Nike Air Jordan shoes because they hold special meaning to his family.

— The Associated Press

UCF is in the final year of a five-year contract with adidas that requires coaches and athletes to use the company's apparel and equipment.


EDMONTON, Alberta — A senior staff member for Alberta Health Services has been fired for giving the Calgary Flames swine flu shots while thousands of people waited in line for the vaccine last week.

The board, which reports directly to the Alberta government, won't name who was dismissed and said more people might be punished for their roles.

Hughes said the "most senior staff member involved" was dismissed.

Flames president Ken King said Tuesday the players and their families received their shots on Friday at a private location. He said they believed they had gone through proper channels at Alberta Health Services, the agency that administers health services for the province.

King said they felt the shots were a priority for the players because of their extensive cross-border travel and the close-contact physical nature of their sport.


ATHENS, Greece — The Greek Olympic Committee will exclude athletes who have served a doping ban from Olympic torch relays.

The move follows criticism from the International Olympic Committee over the participation of banned hurdler Fani Halkia in the Vancouver flame relay last week.

The committee says it decided "that an athlete who has been disciplined for the use of banned substances be banned from carrying the (Olympic Flame) for life."

Halkia, the 2004 Olympic 400-meter hurdles champion, was expelled from the 2008 Beijing Games after testing positive for anabolic steroids. The IOC called the inclusion of Halkia in the recent torch relay "inappropriate and a regrettable mistake."

The committee also decided it must approve the list of torch bearers.

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