Former tennis star and onetime Wesley Chapel resident Jennifer Capriati was recovering Monday from an overdose of prescribed medication that a family spokeswoman called accidental, though the circumstances surrounding her morning rush to a Florida hospital remain murky. Lacey Wickline said the former top-ranked player is in stable condition and recovering. She declined to identify the medication or say how Capriati was found or who called emergency services. Capriati, 34, who lives in Palm Beach County, had a career marred by drug and personal problems.
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U.S. soccer coach under review
U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said the American team, which fell in the second round to Ghana, did not meet his expectations at the World Cup and he likely will meet with Bob Bradley after the tournament to discuss the coach's future. Bradley's contract runs through the end of the year. "I think the team is capable of more," Gulati said. "I think the players know it. I think Bob knows it."
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Sad news of the day
A new low for soccer thugs
A Texas man was charged with murder, accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter when she wouldn't stop crying as he watched a World Cup game. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Hector Castro, 27, told investigators that the toddler wouldn't stop crying while he was trying to watch Saturday's U.S.-Ghana matchup. Police said a screw or bolt was forced down her throat in an apparent attempt to make it look as if she choked to death.
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Good news of the day
Now, to wash away that taste
Kenny Perry, a 14-time winner on the PGA tour, said he will donate $2,000 for every birdie he makes at next month's Greenbrier Classic toward the families of the worst U.S. coal mine disaster in 40 years. Perry grew up in Kentucky, where 29 men died in an April 5 explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine. The tournament runs July 29-Aug.1 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
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Quote of the day
"He can only get worse. It's amazing. Unhittable. He's got nowhere to go. He's already at Utopia. It's not supposed to work that way in this game. In his case, it has."
Bobby Cox, Braves manager on Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who later took a 5-0 loss against Atlanta