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Kansas State hired former player Darren Kent (2005-09) and Eric Rodriguez as graduate managers. Rodriguez is the son of Florida high school coach Marcus "Shakey" Rodriguez, whom K-State coach Frank Martin considers a mentor. He played two seasons at New York Institute of Technology.

* Police say former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been charged with murder after a woman was shot on an Atlanta street.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos says police have secured a murder warrant for the arrest of Crittenton, who played at Georgia Tech, in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Jullian Jones on Aug. 19. Campos said Crittenton is not in custody and is wanted.


LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns have turned themselves in and been released on $5,000 bond each.

Police obtained arrest warrants for the two players Friday on charges of second-degree battery for a bar fight that injured four people last week in Baton Rouge, La.

The players also have been suspended indefinitely by the school.

Jefferson and Johns, a linebacker, face felony charges for their alleged roles in a fight outside Shady's bar on Aug. 19.


Kansas defeated Florida A&M 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-20) to open the 2011 season at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga. Allison Mayfield led the Jayhawks with 15 kills.


Elia Viviani of Italy bolted to the front in the final yards to win Stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, while American Levi Leipheimer maintained his overall lead at Steamboat Springs, Colo. Leipheimer leads Christian Vande Velde by 11 seconds.


Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway to become the series' all-time wins leader.

Busch had to hold off a strong challenge from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano to earn his 50th victory in NASCAR's second-tier division.


Angela Stanford shot a 6-under 66 and Ai Miyazato had a 68 to reach 11-under 133 and share the lead in the Canadian Women's Open at Mirabel, Quebec.

* Russ Cochran shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman after the first round of the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash.

* UCLA star Patrick Cantlay won two matches at Erin Hills to advance to the U.S. Amateur semifinals, while defending champion Peter Uihlein dropped out in the quarterfinals.

* Spain's Ignacio Garrido shot a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead at 8 under after the second round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Scotland.


The championship game of the Little League World Series has been moved back three hours to noon Sunday with Hurricane Irene expected to hit Pennsylvania.

Little League officials say the consolation game, which had been scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, has been canceled and won't be played.

Officials say they will evaluate conditions leading up to the game and that they could postpone the game until Monday if conditions aren't suitable.

The winner of the two games on Saturday will face off in the championship. Japan faces Mexico in the international final and Huntington Beach, Calif., faces Billings, Mont., in the U.S. final.