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May 22, 2013

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Williams says the decision to release the texts reveal Marzouki’s true character.

YOUTH FOOTBALL

BOSTON (AP) — Fewer than 4 percent of youth players surveyed in a USA Football-sanctioned study suffered concussions in the 10 leagues examined.

Most injuries among nearly 2,000 players on more than 100 teams in six states were minor, with the youngsters returning to play the same day. More than 90 percent did not suffer any injuries, and of those who did, the most common were contusions (35 percent) and ligament sprains (15 percent).

No catastrophic head, neck or heat-related injuries were reported.

Indianapolis-based Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention conducted the study in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia.

GOLF

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur who made history at Augusta National, is bringing his game to Jack Nicklaus’ backyard.

Guan, who last month became the youngest player to make the cut in a major championship when he finished 58th at the Masters, has accepted an exemption to play at the Memorial Tournament next week.

Guan also made the cut at the PGA Tour stop in New Orleans but missed weekend play at last week’s Byron Nelson.

Nicklaus, founder and host of the Memorial, met with Guan’s parents at the Masters and had hoped the young phenom might play at Muirfield Village May 30-June 2.

NBA

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Hansen is not giving up his pursuit of bringing the NBA back to Seattle.

Hansen released a statement on his SonicsArena.com website, congratulating Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson on his efforts to keep the Kings in California, while also vowing to continue his effort to bring the NBA back to the Emerald City.

Hansen’s statement came less than a week after his attempt to purchase the Kings and move them to Seattle were denied by the NBA Board of Governors in Dallas. The league’s owners voted 22-8 to deny the move of the franchise to Seattle and the Maloof family struck a deal with lead Sacramento investor Vivek Ranadive a day later to sell the Kings and keep them in Sacramento.

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