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Three arrests in death of sprinter Gay's daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Three men charged in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty Monday and face an Oct. 25 court date. The three appeared via video before Fayette County district court judge T. Bruce Bell, who will assign attorneys for them.

Bell set bail at $5,000 each for Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D'Markeo Taylor, 19, on wanton endangerment charges. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bail was set at $12,500.

Lexington police say Middlebrooks was in the parking lot of a restaurant and fired multiple shots in the incident in which Trinity Gay was killed early Sunday. Court records show the Taylors admitted also firing shots.

Tyson Gay said he and his daughter were very close, according to Lexington TV station WLEX, which spoke to him Sunday. "It's so crazy. I have no idea what happened," Gay said.

Soccer

Goalless tie for Liverpool, Manchester United

Manchester United's defensive tactics under manager Jose Mourinho blunted Liverpool's prolific attack as England's two most illustrious teams toughed out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. Host Liverpool had 65 percent possession but failed to score in a home league game for the first time in exactly 10 months. United was the opponent then, too, but under Louis van Gaal. The 35 percent possession statistic, provided by the Premier League's official stats supplier Opta, was the lowest United has had in a Premier League game since Opta was first used by the league in 2003. Man U, owned by the Glazer family which owns the Bucs, owns a record 20 English league titles; Liverpool is second with 18.

Spain: Neymar will sign a three-year contract extension with Barcelona on Friday, a deal that will keep the Brazilian forward with the Spanish club until 2021. Also, newly promoted Osasuna won 3-2 at Eibar.

Tennis

Serena Williams to miss WTA Finals with injury

Serena Williams will miss the season-ending WTA Finals for the second year in a row, citing a right shoulder injury. The event begins Sunday in Singapore. Williams, 35, hasn't played since losing to Karolina Pliskova in the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, a defeat that resulted in Williams ceding the No. 1 ranking to Angelique Kerber after a 3½-year stay at the top.

ET CETERA

NBA: The Mavericks signed free agent center Jaleel Cousins, a former USF standout and the younger brother of All-Star Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. Jaleel Cousins went undrafted this summer. … Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said it doesn't seem likely that point guard Derrick Rose, the subject of a civil sexual assault trial in Los Angeles, will be back in New York in time to play either of the final two preseason games. … The Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee for Michael Carter-Williams; both guards are heading into their fourth seasons.

Boxing: Bernard Hopkins, 51, said he plans to end his three-decade career Dec. 17 with a light heavyweight bout against Joe Smith Jr. in Inglewood, Calif.

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Football: Dixie Hollins 43, Dunedin 6

ST. PETERSBURG — A 14-point halftime lead by Dixie Hollins become a blowout as the Rebels took big chunks of yardage through the air and on the ground in the second half to stifle visiting Dunedin, 43-6.The Rebels got on the board late in the first q...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
UCF-FAU featured the fun most Florida teams would love to have

UCF-FAU featured the fun most Florida teams would love to have

ORLANDO — The first two times Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic faced fourth down Friday night at No. 16 UCF, they kept their offense on the field. The quarterback punted.On the third time, the Owls brought their punt unit onto the fie...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Lightning journal: Adam Erne looks to stick in Tampa

Lightning journal: Adam Erne looks to stick in Tampa

Forward Adam Erne flicks the puck into the net, but he has no time to celebrate.He flips around. Crunch, crunch, crunch. Snow flies off his skates. Erne then squares his body as he arrives in the defensive zone, steps away from the net.Within a secon...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

Mallex Smith has his moments in the outfield, but he can produce highlights. He made two dazzling catches Friday. On one he went running and sliding across the foul line; on the other he crashed into the rightfield wall. He left the game in the seven...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays bouncing back big after a debacle

Rays bouncing back big after a debacle

TORONTO — The way the Rays played Friday — at least in the first eight innings, lesson learned, caveat required — seemed to provide the best answer on how, or even if, they could bounce back from the crushing loss the night before t...
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Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, September 22

TODAYAutosMonster Energy Cup: Federated Auto Parts 4007:30 p.m.NBCSN; 102.5-FMBaseballGiants at Cardinals1 p.m.FoxRays at Blue Jays4 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMOrioles at Yankees4 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Indians7 p.m.MLBReds at Marlins7 p.m.FSFPadres at Dodgers (i...
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Rays journal: Carlos Gomez says ump should’ve been ejected

Rays journal: Carlos Gomez says ump should’ve been ejected

TORONTO — After unleashing a Twitter rant criticizing umpire Andy Fletcher's work behind the plate Thursday, Rays OF Carlos Gomez doubled down on his comments, saying he was even more upset about how Fletcher treated him when questioning a thir...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays Carlos Gomez doubles down on criticism of umpire

Rays Carlos Gomez doubles down on criticism of umpire

After unleashing a Twitter rant criticizing umpire Andy Fletcher's work behind the plate in Thursday's game, Rays OF Carlos Gomez doubled down  in his comments Friday, saying he was even more upset about how Fletcher treated him when questioning...
Updated: 3 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, trying to bounce back

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, trying to bounce back

UPDATE, 6:15: Cash talked about how tough Thursday's loss was, that he doubted many on the team got a good night's sleep. He said he took Kiermaier out to get Meadows an at-bat and doesn't know if Kiermaier would have caught the Kendrys Morales bloop...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs PK Chandler Catanzaro insists he’s curse-free

Bucs PK Chandler Catanzaro insists he’s curse-free

TAMPA — When placekicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter at New Orleans and a point-after attempt last week against the Eagles, he left the door open for a possible comeback by the Saints and Eagles.The Bucs...
Updated: 7 hours ago