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For your Quick News & Notes, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones does not regret his decision to decline a short-notice fight against Chael Sonnen, stating it wasn't right to provide Sonnen and said “I don't regret the decision, I pretty much had everything to lose in that situation. Chael Sonnen is a guy whose record is, I think, 6-5, which isn't a very good record to even fight for a world title”, D.C. United forward and assistant coach Josh Wolff has undergone surgery on his lower back for a herniated disc, after being suspended on July 24 for violating NASCAR’s drug policy, AJ Allmendinger was reinstated by NASCAR on Tuesday after completing the sport's Road to Recovery program, a video of Tony Stewart grabbing the rear end of Kevin Harvick's wife has gone viral, but the three-time Sprint Cup champion has downplayed the incident as a routine between friends that he believes brings good luck, Greg Norman, in a story on FoxSports.com, said he believes Rory McIlroy's recent run of three victories, including a major, in his past four starts proves he's supplanting Tiger Woods as the best player in the game and suggest that Tiger is intimidated by Rory, Steve Stricker is the recent recipient of the Payne Steward Award as the award is presented to a player who shows respect for the traditions of the game, is geared toward charity and presents himself in a professional manner through dress and conduct, Todd Baek carded an 11-under-par 25 over nine holes at Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista, CA, according to UTSanDiego.com, President Barack Obama has welcomed the reigning WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House.
While presenting a unified front publicly and in the courts that athletes are being fairly treated, NCAA leaders privately agonized over the growing use of athlete images in commercial products, with one senior executive proposing to drop the term "student-athlete" after a half century of official use, former Duke basketball player Lance Thomas has settled a lawsuit that accused him of failing to pay nearly $68,000 for jewelry purchased while he was part of the Blue Devils team that won the 2010 national championship, Tulane officials say seriously injured football player Devon Walker has been moved to a new facility as he continues therapy for his fractured spine, A 10-member task force has been named to come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, as the money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and help victims around the country, Mike Modano, the all-time leading point scorer among American-born players, estimates the last lockout cost him more than $7 million in salary by sitting out a year and the payoff wasn't worth the sacrifice, here is a listing of players that have signed overseas while they are lockout from the NHL: Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will sign to play with Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, Anze Kopitar of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings has signed a deal to play with Mora IK of the Swedish league's second division, New York Islanders captain Mark Streit and Montreal Canadiens defensemanYannick Weber are returning home to play in Switzerland, the NHLPA has stepped in to cover the premiums for players during the lockout, a union source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, The Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy and Staples Center, is being put up for sale, the company announced Tuesday, and finally, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended three games without pay for displaying a gay slur on his eye-black during a recent game and apologized for his actions.
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