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Sports in brief: USF Bulls missing running back (grades), linebacker (injury)

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USF MISSING RB (GRADES), LB (injury)

TAMPA — USF senior running back Jamar Taylor is expected to miss the remainder of spring practices to focus on grades, coach Skip Holtz said Monday night.

Taylor, who is expected to compete to start, hasn't participated in any spring practices because of academics.

Sophomore Sam Barrington, the starting middle linebacker, will likely miss practice this week with a right shoulder contusion sustained during a tackling drill Friday. Redshirt freshman DeDe Lattimore took Barrington's place Monday.

"I've really been impressed with the things he's doing, and now he's stepped into a situation that's given him an opportunity to come along," Holtz said. "It's going to give us the opportunity to have more depth, and it's going to help the team."

ET CETERA

Tennis: Roger Federer and Svetlana Kuznetsova are the top seeds for the 13-day Sony Ericsson Open, which begins today in Key Biscayne. Seeded players have a first-round bye.

Greyhounds: Derby Lane dogs Tmc's Remedy and Hallo Gold Acre, both from Filipelli & O'Donnell Kennel, were selected to the 2009 All-America first team at the American Greyhound Track Operators Association convention in Las Vegas. They join captain Yahoo Omar, Flupascrackerbox, Gable Sour Cream, Penny Candy, Hi Noon Hero and Ten For Tee. Derby Lane dogs Flying Mancini, Tmc's Trail Boss and Kiowa Power Pak made the second team.

Skiing: Olympian Tommy Ford won his third national title in the giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. Ford, who won the slalom and the combined Sunday, finished in 2 minutes, 9.14 seconds. Warner Nickerson was second.

GOLF: The Tavistock Cup, a two-day exhibition matching touring professionals from Lake Nona and Isleworth in Orlando, is requiring fans and media to wear blue (Lake Nona) or red (Isleworth) shirts. The Associated Press declined to agree to the conditions.

Soccer: The Chicago Fire released Jon Busch, a two-year starter who was the MLS goaltender of the year in 2008. … D.C. United signed Andy Najar, a 17-year-old midfielder and forward from Honduras. Najar, who had been with D.C. United's academy, has a green card and will count as a domestic player.

Kerry Klecic and Don Jensen, Times correspondents; Times wires

Sports in brief: USF Bulls missing running back (grades), linebacker (injury) 03/22/10 [Last modified: Monday, March 22, 2010 10:22pm]
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