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Missouri suspends QB after video

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri suspended junior QB Maty Mauk for the third time in four months late Monday shortly after a video surfaced on social media.

The 9-second video in which a person appears to snort a white powder off a table was posted on Twitter by a user who mentioned Mauk's name. There was no confirmation from Missouri that the video shows Mauk.

Mauk's father, Mike, told the Kansas City Star in a text message it was an "old video." At least two teammates said the same thing on Twitter.

Concussions: A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a reworked head-injury settlement between thousands of former athletes and the NCAA that includes a $70 million fund to pay for brain trauma testing and limits legal immunity for the NCAA.

Young staying: Former QB Vince Young, who was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated, will keep his job at Texas, where he won a national title before playing six seasons in the NFL. UT officials said Young will stay in the university's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Illinois: Starting LB T.J. Neal plans to transfer before his senior season, the school said.

South Carolina: Former Florida LB Mike Peterson, who had been on UF's strength and conditioning staff since he retired from the NFL in 2012, was named outside linebackers coach.


Leroux pregnant, will miss Games

U.S. women's national team striker Sydney Leroux will miss this summer's Olympics because she and husband Dom Dwyer are expecting their first child, she announced on Twitter. Dwyer, who played one season at USF, plays for Sporting Kansas City of MLS.

Cups: Liverpool beat visiting Stoke City 6-5 in a penalty shootout to reach the English League Cup final after Stoke won 1-0 in regulation, forging a 1-1 aggregate tie. … Host Lille thrashed Bordeaux 5-1 to reach the French League Cup final.

Et cetera

Arena League: DB James Harrell re-signed with the Storm and will return for his fourth season with the team. Harrell, who went to Plant High, was an all-league pick in 2015.

Baseball: RHP Bronson Arroyo of Hernando High, who turns 39 in February, signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals. … Indians RHP Josh Tomlin agreed to a $5.5 million, two-year deal.

Olympics: Peter Sowrey, the former CEO of World Sailing, said he was fired in December for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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