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November 13, 2009

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Three freshman Tennessee players, including highly touted wide receiver recruit Nu'Keese Richardson and starting safety Janzen Jackson, were charged with attempted armed robbery. Richardson, 18, and Jackson, 18, along with defensive back Mike Edwards, 18, and companion Marie Montmarquet, 22, were each charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery in connection with an incident at a gas station in an area at the edge of campus. ... Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech's junior defensive end who ranks among the nation's sack leaders, says he will "definitely" examine his NFL draft status after the season. ... West Virginia defensive tackle Scooter Berry has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a dispute outside a Morgantown bar.

BOXING: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who was arrested in a scuffle with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, could be sent to jail if he's found to have violated probation from a 2007 drug case, officials said.

TENNIS: Andy Murray lost to Radek Stepanek 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, and a sluggish Rafael Nadal survived another three-setter in the third round of the Paris Masters. Nadal overcame fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, breaking twice in the last three games. Novak Djokovic and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga enjoyed more routine wins, U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro saved seven match points and 2006 champ Nikolay Davydenko lost but secured one of the last two spots in the ATP World Tour Finals in London later this month.

GOLF: Tiger Woods put together a stress-free round of 6-under 66 to share the first-round lead at the Australian Masters in Melbourne with James Nitties and Branden Grace. ... Justin Rose shot a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ... Song-Hee Kim shot a 7-under 65 in the first round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, taking a two-stroke lead over Jiyai Shin, Paula Creamer and Mariajo Uribe.

SOCCER: Chivas USA and Preki are parting ways two years after he was chosen as MLS coach of the year. The club said Preki, whose contract expires at the end of the year, will pursue other opportunities.

CYCLING: The Court of Arbitration for Sport handed down a four-year ban to Italian cyclist Matteo Priamo for supplying banned blood booster EPO Cera to former CSF teammate Emmanuelle Sella, an official source said.

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