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Marshall basketball signs

junior college transfer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has signed Texas junior college basketball transfer D.D. Scarver.

The 6-foot-4 Scarver averaged 24 points per game last season at Trinity Valley Community College.

The native of Birmingham, Ala., will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Scarver joins Kareem Canty, Elijah Pittman and Tamron Manning as Marshall signees for the 2012-13 season.


SF reliever Mota suspended

100 games over drug test

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended for 100 games on Monday, becoming just the third major league player penalized twice for positive drug tests.

The commissioner’s office said the 38-year-old right-hander tested positive for Clenbuterol. In November 2006, while with the New York Mets, Mota was suspended for the first 50 games of the next season.

Mota’s agent Adam Katz said in a statement that the Clenbuterol was in children’s cough medicine.


Sanders gets temporary

custody of his childeren

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered Deion Sanders’ estranged wife, Pilar Sanders, to stay at least 500 yards from his suburban Dallas home.

State District Judge Ray Wheless also gave the former NFL star temporary custody of their children, pending a full custody hearing. Wheless also ordered that the children undergo psychological counseling.

The judge ruled that the injuries to Pilar Sanders, which she alleged her husband inflicted during an April 23 scuffle at their $5.7 million Prospect home, were a result of Deion Sanders defending himself from her assault. Wheless said that since Deion Sanders experienced no pain, it was only simple assault, which is punishable by a fine.


Southern Miss running back

arrested for robberyw

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi running back Jamal Woodyard has been arrested and charged with felony second-degree robbery.

The Baldwin Country Corrections Center website says Woodyard entered the jail on Saturday and has been released on $15,000 bail. The 21-year-old from Fairhope, Ala., led the Golden Eagles with 732 rushing yards last season while averaging 6.7 yards per carry. He scored three touchdowns.

The 5-foot-8, 202-pound Woodyard suffered a knee injury during the team’s season-ending victory over Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl, and was expected to redshirt during the coming season.

Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson said in a statement from the university on Monday that he’s “been made aware of the situation regarding Jamal and will continue to gather the facts of this case.”