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Sports briefs: Iran routs U.S. in wrestling World Cup meet

Published February 21, 2013 5:01 pm

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Wrestling • American wrestlers lost six of seven bouts to Iranian opponents Thursday on the first day of a freestyle World Cup meet in Tehran.

The lone American winner was Jordan Burroughs at 74kg over Sadegh Goudarzi.

NFL exec calls for resolution over HGH

NFL • NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch said Thursday the league and players association need to reach agreement soon on HGH testing.

The NFL and the union agreed in principle to HGH testing when a new 10-year labor agreement was finalized in August 2011. But protocols must be approved by both sides and the players have questioned the science in the testing procedures, delaying implementation.

• New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has backed out of an appearance at a Baptist mega-church in Dallas with a pastor who has created controversy with his remarks about other faiths.

Tebow said on Twitter Thursday that he had canceled a scheduled April 28 appearance at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Tebow pointed to "new information that has been brought to my attention."

Solo will miss game with wrist injury

Women's soccer • U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo will miss next month's Algarve Cup because of a wrist injury, and 18-year-old forward Lindsey Horan could make her national team debut at the prestigious women's tournament in Portugal.

Solo, who helped the Americans win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, has been playing with damaged ligaments in her right wrist, and the U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday she may need surgery.

From wire reports