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TRANSFER RULE STRIPS TEEN OF 19-K NO-HITTER

BARNEGAT, N.J. — The nation's top high school baseball prospect will have a 19-strikeout, no-hitter he threw this week erased over a transfer rule. New Jersey's high school sports governing body said that Barnegat High senior LHP Jason Groome violated transfer rules after playing at IMG Academy in Bradenton last year. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound pitcher, noted for his 97 mph fastball, is the top prospect in June's MLB amateur draft, according to Baseball America. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association says students violating the rule are ineligible to participate for 30 calendar days or half the season. Barnegat coach Dan McCoy said Groome could return later this month. Groome's advisor, Jeff Randazzo, said it's "very sad there are people in this world trying to mess with a 17-year-old kid."

Soccer

U.S. women open Games vs. N. Zealand

The U.S. women's team opens its quest for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal against New Zealand, then plays France and Colombia in the first round in Brazil. The Americans were drawn to play New Zealand on Aug. 3 at Belo Horizonte. They meet France three days later, then play Colombia on Aug. 9 at Manaus in the Amazon, where the U.S. men tied Portugal 2-2 at the 2014 World Cup. On the men's side, host Brazil faces South Africa in the opener as the five-time World Cup champion tries for its first gold medal. Brazil lost to Mexico in the Olympic final four years ago in London. The U.S. men didn't qualify for the Games.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Dejan Lovren completed an exhilarating Liverpool comeback in stoppage time to beat visiting Borussia Dortmund 4-3 and earn manager Juergen Klopp a spot in the semifinals at the expense of his former club. The tables were turned on Sevilla after winning 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao last week, with its Spanish rival winning the return leg 2-1 to force the game into extra time and a shootout. Sevilla scored all five penalties to win 5-4.

ET CETERA:

TENNIS: Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, and Andy Murray rallied from a set and 3-0 down as both advanced to the Monte Carlo Masters claycourt quarterfinals at Monaco. Nadal topped Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3. Murray rallied past Benoit Paire 2-6, 7-5, 7-5. Roger Federer rolled Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-4, Federer's second match after arthroscopic surgery on Feb. 3 for torn cartilage.

MMA: New York ended its ban on professional mixed martial arts, the last holdout in the nation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the move as a boost to the state economy as he signed the law at Madison Square Garden, ringed by Ultimate Fighting Championship ex-champions Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman.

BOXING: Adrien Broner was indicted in Cincinnati on assault and robbery charges, the next step in prosecutors' case against the former WBA super lightweight champ. The charges arise from a lawsuit filed by a man who accuses Broner, 26, of pointing a gun at him during a dispute over gambling in January and knocking him unconscious.

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Sports in brief 04/14/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:50pm]
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