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Defense lawyer: White officer targeted black NBA player (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this photo from Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha, center, leaves a courthouse in New York. Sefolosha plans to fight charges he blocked officers from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers' Chris Copeland outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub in April. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday. ''I don't know what he saw,'' attorney Alex Spiro said of the officer, JohnPaul Giacona, who first told the Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha to clear the area early on April 8. ''The defendant does not think he needs to obey the law,'' assistant district attorney Jesse Matthews said.


Harvey misses Mets' workout, apologizes after late arrival (Yahoo Sports)  

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) looks towards the field from the dugout in the fifth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in New York. Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitched a no hitter for a 2-0 win. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Matt Harvey is off to a horrendous start in his first postseason. The star pitcher missed a mandatory New York Mets workout Tuesday at Citi Field and apologized to the team for arriving late. Harvey did not give a reason for his absence when he spoke to reporters about 15 minutes after practice ended.


Ellsbury, Yanks' $153 million man, benched in wild-card game (Yahoo Sports)  

New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury, right, gives his helmet to first base coach Tony Pena after grounding out with two on in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Jacoby Ellsbury, signed to a $153 million contract by the Yankees less than two years ago, was left out of New York's starting lineup for Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against Houston. With left-hander Dallas Keuchel starting for the Astros, Yankees manager Joe Girardi wants to get right-handed-hitting Chris Young in the starting lineup. Brett Gardner took Ellsbury's spot in center field and atop the batting order.


CF Gomez in Astros' lineup for wild-card game vs Yanks (Yahoo Sports)  

Houston Astros' Carlos Gomez hits a single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Center fielder Carlos Gomez is in the Houston Astros' starting lineup for the AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. ''He's bouncing around the clubhouse ready to play,'' Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. Acquired from Milwaukee on July 30 after a proposed trade from the Brewers to the New York Mets fell through, the two-time All-Star hit .242 with four homers and 13 RBIs for the Astros.


Luck again does limited work in Indianapolis' practice (Yahoo Sports)  

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Andrew Luck is rested, ready and eager to play Thursday night at Houston. Two days after missing his first professional game, the Colts quarterback stayed out of the view of reporters during Tuesday's practice and was again listed as a limited participant and day to day with an injured right shoulder. Afterward, Luck acknowledged the recovery is going well and he hopes to start in his hometown.


UCLA's injured LB Myles Jack drops out, heads to NFL (Yahoo Sports)  

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack in action against BYU during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 24-23. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has dropped out of school, and he plans to enter the NFL draft next year. UCLA coach Jim Mora expressed trepidation about the injured Jack's decision when he announced it Tuesday.


Suzuki signs $2 million, 1-year deal to remain with Marlins (Yahoo Sports)  

Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki singles off Tampa Bay Rays' Jake Odorizzi during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Suzuki tied Barry Bonds on the all-time hit list with the single. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Ichiro Suzuki signed a $2 million, one-year contract Tuesday to remain with the Miami Marlins in hopes of reaching 3,000 hits. Suzuki, who turns 42 on Oct. 22, is tied for 33rd on Major League Baseball's hits list with 2,935. Suzuki had 91 hits in 153 games for the Marlins this year but batted a career-low .229, dropping his career average to .314.


Bills sign RB Herron to address injury-depleted backfield (Yahoo Sports)  

Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams looks on after he was stopped short of the goal line on a fourth down run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

The Buffalo Bills signed free agent running back Dan Herron to address an injury-depleted backfield that could be down yet another player. Herron signed on Tuesday after being one of several running backs to work out try out for the job at the team's facility. Buffalo is suddenly short on running backs after general manager Doug Whaley announced rookie Karlos Williams' status is uncertain after he sustained a concussion in a 24-10 loss to the New York Giants.


AD not 100 percent sure South Carolina will host LSU game (Yahoo Sports)  

Traffic makes its way through floodwaters on Highway 17 North near Awendaw, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Several sections of Highway 17 are shut down between Charleston and Georgetown. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner is not ''100 percent sure'' that Saturday's football game against No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of the devastating floods that hit the state this past weekend. Tanner said Tuesday that officials at both schools and the Southeastern Conference have gone through several scenarios, including playing the game at LSU. The contest between LSU (4-0, 2-0 SEC) and South Carolina (2-3, 0-3) is scheduled for noon.


Green-Beckham back with Titans after arrest in Missouri (Yahoo Sports)  

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (17) walks on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Weston Kenney)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is back at work after being arrested last week on a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket in Missouri during Tennessee's bye week.


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