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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, connects with a right to the face of Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Sports briefs: Slopestyle events under fire
First Published Apr 12 2014 10:56 pm • Last Updated Apr 12 2014 11:37 pm

WINTER SPORTS • Maybe Shaun White was right all along. The Olympic debut of ski and snowboard slopestyle — which White withdrew from, fearing he might get hurt — produced an "unacceptably high" number of injuries at the Sochi Winter Games and should be dropped from future editions if the disciplines don’t become safer, says an International Olympic Committee official charged with monitoring injuries among Olympians.

Lars Engebretsen, head of scientific activities at the IOC’s medical and scientific department, said injury rates in slopestyle, where skiers and boarders did flips, spins and jumps on a hair-raising course of humps and obstacles, were "much higher than any other sport in Sochi."

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Any decision to drop slopestyle would have to be taken by the IOC’s executive board.

Notre Dame to install artificial turf

COLLEGE FOOTBALL • Artificial turf will be installed at Notre Dame Stadium in time for the start of the upcoming football season.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the university wanted to stay with natural grass, but said a combination of factors including the university holding commencement at the stadium in recent years has made it harder to maintain good field conditions.

Last year the university installed new sod at the stadium three times, including once in the middle of the season. Coach Brian Kelly had said previously he wanted FieldTurf installed.

The Irish open the season Aug. 30 at home against Rice.

• Jameis Winston threw for 396 yards and two touchdowns in the defending national champion Florida State’s spring game, leading the Garnet team to a 31-14 victory over the Gold team in Tallahassee. The Heisman winner completed 27 of 55 passes. Winston also threw an interception.


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2 Spaniards reach clay-court final

tennis • Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury.

Almagro, a 12-time winner on the ATP World Tour ranked 20th in the world, lost the 2013 final to John Isner. Verdasco has five career titles, all on clay.



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