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USF player Durden hit with marijuana charge

College Football

Pot Charge for USF Player

USF redshirt sophomore cornerback Kenneth Durden was arrested at his on-campus residence Saturday night and charged with felony marijuana possession. Durden, 21, was charged with one count of cannabis possession, a third-degree felony, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office online report. He was released from the Orient Road Jail on Sunday after posting $2,000 bond and declined comment as he exited the jail. "We are aware of the situation and in the process of collecting information," USF spokesman Brian Siegrist said. USF police said it received a complaint of possible drug use and a responding officer detected the odor of marijuana. Durden acknowledged having the substance and produced a bag that weighed 21.7 grams, police said.

Olympics

White seals place in another Sochi event

Two-time Olympic halfpipe champion Shaun White locked up a spot on the U.S. men's team by winning the final qualifier in California. White, Taylor Gold and 2010 Olympian Greg Bretz earned automatic berths on the four-man team. White is also qualified in slopestyle.

Bobsled: Sprinter Lauryn Williams and hurdler Lolo Jones were selected for the U.S. team and are poised to join eight others who have competed in both Summer and Winter Games. Williams and Jones join Aja Evans as the push athletes. The drivers are Jamie Greubel, Elana Meyers and Jazmine Fenlator.

Et cetera

Baseball: The Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, White Sox and Diamondbacks have made formal offers of at least six years, $100 million to RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Japan's Nikkan Sports reported. Tanaka, 25, must sign with an MLB club by 5 p.m. Friday or his rights revert to his Japanese team.

Soccer: Samuel Eto'o scored his first Chelsea hat trick in a 3-1 win over visiting Manchester United that further underlined the struggles of the English Premier League champions under David Moyes. Man U has seven league losses and is not only 14 points behind leader Arsenal but six points from the fourth Champions League spot. The win kept Chelsea within two points of first. … Bert Williams, the England keeper who gave up the goal that led to the Americans' upset at the 1950 World Cup, died in London at 93.

Horses: The Grade III $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes drew 43 nominations — eight by trainer Todd Pletcher — for the headliner on the Festival Preview Day card on Feb. 1 at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar. On the same program, the Grade III $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes has 33 nominations, and 21 fillies were nominated for the $100,000 Suncoast Stakes.

Obituary: Christopher Chataway, a former 5,000-meter world record-holder who was a pacemaker when Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, died in London of cancer. He was 82.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer; Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

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