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REPORT: STEVENS, SOLO MARRY IN WAKE OF ARREST

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U.S. soccer star Hope Solo and former Bucs tight end Jerramy Stevens got married Tuesday, a Seattle radio station reported, hours after he was released from custody pending an investigation into whether he assaulted her the day before. Stevens, 33, was arrested early Monday after police were called to Solo's Kirkland, Wash., home. Solo, 31, told them uninvited strangers had caused trouble at a party. The Olympic- and World Cup-winning goalie had a small elbow cut she refused to discuss, police said. Stevens, 33, told police he and Solo had argued about whether they would live in Florida or Washington after their marriage. Stevens, out of the NFL since 2010 when the Bucs cut him amid a long list of legal problems, was arrested on suspicion of assault. A judge ordered him released Tuesday, citing insufficient cause to hold him. Solo was in court but didn't speak. Her lawyer said she wasn't assaulted. Stevens, also a former Washington Huskie and Seahawk, and Solo applied for a marriage license Nov. 8 and pre-arrest had planned to marry Tuesday, Seattle TV station KING reported.

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Veteran mediator offers NHL help

On the NHL lockout's 60th day Wednesday, the league and union had regressed to not communicating at all, and the Sports Business Daily reported that if a labor deal isn't reached in the next seven days, the NHL will cancel games through Dec. 15. Meanwhile, the federal mediator who helped steer the NFL and NBA into deals that ended their lockouts last year says he'd help the NHL for free. "Because it's truly the game I love," Judge Arthur Boylan, a Blackhawks fan growing up and current Wild season-ticket holder, told ESPN.

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Rebound of the day

Lightning's Malone back with stitches

There was Ryan Malone, the usual smile on his face as he skated with Lightning teammates at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. But Malone also had five stitches in his right eyebrow and a can't-miss-it shiner under his eye. "At least it didn't hit my eye," Malone said of being struck Monday by an inadvertent high stick from Marty St. Louis. Malone does not wear a visor, and even an injury so close to his eye has not changed his mind. As Malone said, the stick could have just as easily deflected off the bottom of the visor and into his eye.

Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer

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Check it out

The Lightning hosts the Battle of the Badges, a charity hockey game between Tampa Bay area police and firefighters, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Lightning alumni, including former captain Dave Andreychuk, and team founder Phil Esposito also will play. Proceeds go to the Gold Shield Foundation. Information: tampabay.com/blogs/lightning.

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