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Funeral Mass set for Hall of Fame coach

– Funeral arrangements have been set for former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, according to the website of the funeral home John A. Freyvogel in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

Visitation is being from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland.

Noll died of natural causes Friday at his home near Pittsburgh. He was 82. The Hall of Fame coach won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Steelers.

AUTO RACING

Ford extends deal with Miami track

Ford Motor Co. is extending its sponsorship agreement with Homestead-Miami Speedway at least through 2019, and track president Matt Becherer is optimistic the venue will remain the host of NASCAR’s final weekend for the foreseeable future.

Top Fuel champ logs first victory

In Bristol, Tenn., defending Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to his first victory of the season, beating points leader Doug Kalitta in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Langdon edged Kalitta in the final with a 3.819-second run at 320.51 mph. Tommy Johnson Jr. won the Funny Car final for his first victory since 2007, and points leader Erica Enders-Stevens raced to her third Pro Stock win of the year.

CYCLING

Special treatment for rider denied

The International Cycling Federation dismissed reports that British rider Chris Froome was given a therapeutic use exemption without following the correct protocol. French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche alleged that Team Sky’s request ahead of the Tour de Romandie was authorized by the UCI medical supervisor without referring the case to a TUE committee, as required by World Anti-Doping Agency regulations.

FOOTBALL

Ohioan commits to Notre Dame

Shaun Crawford, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound cornerback from Saint Edwards in Lakewood, Ohio, announced on his Twitter account that he committed to Notre Dame. Crawford is the fifth player to commit to Notre Dame in the plast eight days, and he is the 13th member of the Irish’s recruiting class. Crawford is rated a four-star prospect, according to the 247Sports consensus ratings.

Around the NFL

Former Dallas tackle Josh Brent was released from jail after his conviction for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown, the Dallas County sheriff’s office said. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation. …

A Texas funeral home director says former Houston and Tennessee running back Rodney Thomas has died at age 41. Groveton Funeral Home owner Terry Cartwright said Thomas died Saturday of an unknown cause and that an autopsy was planned.

GOLF

City woman ties for 71st in Symetra

Kristi O’Brien of Fort Wayne finished in a tie for 71st, shooting a final-round 4-over 76 for a three-round total of 7-over 223 to earn $258 at the Symetra Tour’s Decatur-Forsyth Classic at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur, Illinois.

US Open cart driver in trouble with law

In Pinehurst, North Carolina, the North Carolina Highway Patrol says the man who drove NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie’s golf cart during the third round of the U.S. Open is facing four charges after an incident with a state trooper on the course. According to a police report, Tommy Lineberry was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer, felony hit and run, driving while impaired, and resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Johnson defends flyweight title

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Demetrious Johnson won a unanimous decision against Ali Bagautinov to retain his flyweight title at UFC 174. In the co-main event, Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald beat Tyron Woodley in an impressive unanimous decision in the most exciting bout of the night.

SWIMMING

Olympic champion moved from ICU

In Scottsdale, Ariz., Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room, nine days after severing her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident. The accident left her paralyzed, though her family says it’s unclear whether she will remain that way.

TENNIS

Around the courts

In Halle, Germany, Roger Federer won the Gerry Weber open for the seventh time by defeating Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3). …

In London, Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) and win the grass court tournament at Queen’s Club. …

In Birmingham, England, Ana Ivanovic captured her first grass court title after almost a decade of trying with a 6-3, 6-2win over Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova at the Aegon Classic.

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