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RIDER MOORE IN CRITICAL CONDITION

Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore remained in critical condition Monday, three days after being injured doing a trick at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Moore, 25, was at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., and his grandfather told the Denver Post: "Caleb is not doing good at all." Charles Moore told the Post on Monday afternoon that, "The prognosis is not good at all. It's almost certain he's not going to make it." Moore was attempting a backflip Thursday during the snowmobile freestyle contest when the skis on his sled caught the lip on the landing. Moore's 450-pound snowmobile slammed him as he tumbled down the landing ramp, knocking him unconscious. He had emergency heart surgery Friday but had "a secondary complication involving his brain," his family said.

COLLEGES

Big East eventually wants 12th member

Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said "we probably at some point will add a 12th team" but that the league will stay at 10 teams for this football season, espn.com reported. According to the website, Aresco also said the league, which includes USF and will welcome UCF as one of its new full members in the fall, is working on a television package but could not pin down a date.

FOOTBALL: Two Pennsylvania congressmen, Reps. Charlie Dent and Glenn Thompson, wrote a letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert asking the NCAA to restore scholarships taken away from Penn State in the wake of Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse scandal.

SOCCER

U.S. faces Canada in exhibition tonight

The U.S. national team plays its only warmup game before World Cup qualifying when it meets Canada tonight in an exhibition in Houston (9 p.m., ESPN2). Regulars such as Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley remained with their European clubs for games this weekend and will meet up with the national team Sunday in Miami for training. The Americans begin the 10-game final round of World Cup qualifying Feb. 6 at Honduras.

DROGBA ON MOVE: Ivory Coast striker and former Chelsea star Didier Drogba joined Turkish club Galatasaray on an 18-month deal, cutting short his stint in China with Shanghai Shenhua.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: IndyCar veteran Mike Conway signed a one-race deal with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the April 21 race in Long Beach, Calif. Conway's only series win came at Long Beach in 2011.

CYCLING: The Netherlands suspended coach Grischa Niermann, a former rider from Germany, for six months after he admitted using EPO from 2000-03. … Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, won't appear at a hearing today to discuss his role in the doping scandal. Belgian federation prosecutor Jaak Fransen said he will consider pursuing the case without Bruyneel. … The International Cycling Union disbanded an independent panel put together to review any involvement the cycling governing body had in the Armstrong scandal, saying it will go ahead with a "truth and reconciliation commission" instead.

TENNIS: American Christina McHale broke Pauline Parmentier's serve four times in a 6-4, 6-1 win in the first round of the Open GDF Suez in Paris.

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Sports in brief 01/28/13 [Last modified: Monday, January 28, 2013 10:19pm]
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