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Lightning wing faces DWI, cocaine counts

– Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DWI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said.

An officer saw Malone’s SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, said Tampa Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski.

After being pulled over, Malone got out of his vehicle, and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, Lusczynski said.

According to the police report, the officer also found 1.3 grams of cocaine in one of Malone’s pockets.

Malone refused to take field sobriety tests, but a breath test given at the jail recorded blood alcohol levels of 0.112 and 0.116 percent, Lusczynski said. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.

Malone was released from the Hillsborough County jail on $2,500 bond. Jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney. Police impounded Malone’s car.


2 commit to Tech

LaPorte High School’s Josh Fleming and IPFW freshman and Warsaw High School alum Jared Bloom committed to Indiana Tech men’s basketball, according to the team’s Twitter account. The two players are the first to commit under new head coach John Peckinpaugh.


Gray prevails in OSU spring finale

Bri’onte Dunn and Warren Ball ran for touchdowns to lead the Gray past the Scarlet 17-7 in Ohio State’s annual spring game before a crowd of 61,058 at sunny Ohio Stadium. Many of the Buckeyes’ big names didn’t play. Quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State’s All-Big Ten quarterback, sat out spring workouts after surgery on his (right) throwing shoulder.

Union seen as spark for change

No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change to the college sports landscape. The question is whether forming a union to bargain for better health insurance and work conditions is the right move for them.


Michigan senior ties titles record

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan’s Sam Mikulak tied a record with his seventh individual NCAA gymnastics title, winning the parallel bars. Mikulak, a senior, won the all-around title and led Michigan to a victory in the team competition.


Union wins crown, beats Minnesota

In Philadelphia, Union College won its first NCAA hockey title, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota. Union is a 2,200-student liberal arts college in Schenectady, N.Y.


Dance With Fate takes Blue Grass

In Lexington, Ky., Dance With Fate charged past Pablo De Monte to win the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes on at Keeneland and earn major points toward the Kentucky Derby.

Long shot stuns Arkansas field

In Hot Springs, Ark., 40-1 long shot Danza pulled away on the home stretch to shock a star-packed field in the Arkansas Derby, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his second straight victory in the $1 million race.


Boston updates

Boston officials announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others … A Sports Illustrated photo shoot for a cover marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings drew thousands of people, including survivors, emergency workers, well-wishers and city officials.


Commissioner treated for cancer

Major League Soccer says that Commissioner Don Garber is being treated for prostate cancer, and doctors expect he will make a full recovery.