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April 11, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Murder charges filed in Adenhart crash

baseball

A 22-year-old man was charged with three murder counts and drunken driving Friday in the crash that killed Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others. Andrew Thomas Gallo had nearly triple the legal blood-alcohol level when he allegedly ran a red light in his minivan early Thursday and broadsided a car carrying Adenhart and three friends, police said. Gallo could get almost 55 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges, Orange County (Calif.) District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said. Adenhart, who grew up in Washington County, died at the hospital hours after pitching six scoreless innings in his season debut. Flags flew at half-staff at Angel Stadium and around the majors to honor Adenhart.

Yankees: : Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is to resume baseball activities Monday, more than a month after hip surgery March 9. Manager Joe Girardi said he doesn't expect Rodriguez to play before mid-May.

Et cetera: : The Dodgers placed Opening Day starter Hiroki Kuroda on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in a muscle near his left ribs. ... Giants reliever Joe Martinez has a concussion and three small fractures in his head after being hit by a line drive in Thursday's game against the Brewers. ... The Diamondbacks will host the 2011 All-Star Game.

Armstrong believes Tour ban is likely

cycling

Lance Armstrong said he thinks French doping officials might ban him from this summer's Tour de France over a report that he violated protocols during a recent drug test. In a video statement on his Web site, Armstrong said there's a "very high likelihood" he won't be allowed to race for an eighth Tour de France title. France's anti-doping agency, AFLD, has said the American did not fully cooperate with a drug tester when he showed up at Armstrong's home in France to collect blood, urine and hair samples from the cyclist March 17. No banned substances were found; the dispute revolves around a 20-minute delay when Armstrong went inside the house and took a shower while his assistants checked the tester's credentials.

Wizards' Butler beats buzzer, Raptors

nba

Caron Butler made a jumper at the buzzer to give the visiting Washington Wizards a 100-98 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Antawn Jamison had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Butler added 21 points for the Wizards, who nearly blew a six-point lead in the final minute. The Wizards won for just the third time in their past 13 games.

Cavaliers 102, 76ers 92: : LeBron James had 27 points and 10 assists, and the Cavaliers beat the host 76ers to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

Pistons 100, Nets 93: : Will Bynum scored 20 points as host Detroit clinched a playoff spot with a 100-93 victory over New Jersey.

More results: : Josh Howard and Dirk Nowitzki each scored 25 points and host Dallas held off a late rally led by Chris Paul (42 points) for a 100-92 victory over New Orleans. ... Paul Pierce scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to lead the host Celtics past the Heat, 105-98. ... Josh Smith scored 30 points to help the Hawks clinch the fourth spot in the East with a 122-118 victory over the visiting Pacers. ... The host Thunder knocked the Bobcats out of playoff contention with an 84-81 victory. ... Al Harrington scored 27 and the visiting Knicks defeated the Magic, 105-95. ... Tony Parker scored 31 points and the host Spurs beat the Jazz, 105-99.

Services for Webster to be held next week

et cetera

Services for former NBA and Morgan State star Marvin Webster, who was found dead Monday in a Tulsa, Okla., hotel, will be held next week. He was 56. There will be public viewings at Vaughn C. Green Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore. The family asks that any flowers or telegrams be sent to the funeral home.

College basketball: : Oklahoma sophomore Blake Griffin won the John R. Wooden Award as the sport's top player three days after he announced that he would turn pro.

Auto racing: : Jurors in Miami began deliberated for 2 1/2 hours on tax evasion charges against racecar driver Helio Castroneves and two advisers before adjourning until Monday morning.

NFL: : Federal Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Felicia Ponce said suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was moved to a medium-security unit in southeast Atlanta from Virginia, where he had been held while attending a bankruptcy hearing. Ponce declined to say whether authorities plan to move Vick back to a penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. ... Defensive tackle Kedric Golston signed a one-year, $1.54 million tender to remain with the Washington Redskins. ... The NFL Network and Dish Network announced a settlement that ends a lawsuit over how the satellite provider broadcasts the channel. The agreement includes a multiyear deal for Dish to continue carrying NFL Network.

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