- - Sunday, August 28, 2011


FBI joins in search for ex-Wizard Crittenton

ATLANTA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping police in Atlanta and Los Angeles search for a former NBA player wanted in the killing of a woman.

FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett in Atlanta told the Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is involved in the hunt for Javaris Crittenton. Authorities issued a warrant on a murder charge for Crittenton after the shooting of Jullian Jones, 22. The mother of four was gunned down Aug. 19 in Atlanta.

Crittenton spent the 2006-07 season at Georgia Tech and played in 113 NBA games, most recently for Washington.


Blake wins world 100 meters after Bolt is disqualified

DAEGU, South Korea — Jamaican Yohan Blake won the men’s world 100 metres final Sunday after defending champion and Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt was dramatically disqualified for a false start.

World record holder Bolt ripped off his shirt as soon as the second gun went off to indicate the false start and was led disconsolately from the track.

Blake covered the distance in 9.92 seconds to claim his first major title. American Walter Dix edged Kim Collins for silver in 10.08 seconds. Collins, the 2003 world champion took his third world championship bronze medal in 10.09.

The field for the final already had been weakened by the absence through injury of Bolt’s most likely challengers, American former world champion Tyson Gay and former world record holder Asafa Powell.


Rays’ Price strikes out 14 over seven innings in win

TORONTO — David Price struck out a career-high 14 over seven dominant innings, Desmond Jennings hit a pair of solo home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-0 on Sunday.

Price (12-11) fanned seven straight batters in the early innings and allowed three singles overall.

Ethier’s injury causes flap in Dodgers’ clubhouse

LOS ANGELES — All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier was held out of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup because of a sore right knee, and the team wants to find out the exact nature of the injury.

Ethier went public with his problem in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times, which caused a clamor throughout the clubhouse and resulted in a 15-minute closed-door meeting with first-year manager Don Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti.

• San Francisco Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez might be done for the season with a left ankle sprain that isn’t improving. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Sanchez hasn’t made progress, more disturbing injury news for the reigning World Series champions. Sanchez was the team’s most reliable starter down the stretch in 2010.

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