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Las Vegan Leone helps Fresno to win over 51s

Justin Leone of Las Vegas hit a go-ahead RBI triple and later added a solo home run to lead the Fresno Grizzlies to a 5-2 victory over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game Monday night in Fresno, Calif.

Matt Palmer (6-4) held Las Vegas to two runs on four hits over seven innings.

RBI singles by Sergio Garcia and Delwyn Young broke up Palmer’s shutout bid in the sixth and tied the game at 2. But Leone followed a leadoff walk by Tomas De La Rosa with a tiebreaking triple in the bottom of the sixth.

51s starter D.J. Houlton (5-4) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Penn State players temporarily expelled

Penn State disciplined 10 football players for their roles in an off-campus fight in which at least two people were hurt.

The university confirmed four players were temporarily expelled from July 1 to the end of the summer semester.

Defense attorneys identified the four as safety Anthony Scirrotto, defensive lineman Chris Baker, linebacker Jerome Hayes and cornerback Lydell Sargeant.

Also: A University of Montana football player, arrested after allegedly throwing a beer bottle at a man outside a bar has been dismissed from the team for “not adhering to disciplinary guidelines.”

The arrest of Qwenton Freeman comes amid turmoil in the Montana football program. California authorities say that Freeman witnessed a fellow Montana player shoot and kill a man earlier this month, but Freeman has refused to answer their questions.

MISCELLANEOUS

Jockey suspended for kicking horse

A jockey who kicked his horse in the stomach before a race was suspended for 30 days and fined $1,000 by Philadelphia Park officials.

Victor Molina’s punishment was announced three days after the rider’s disciplinary hearing for kicking 2-year-old colt Yes Yes Ohyes.

Also: One man was killed and 14 injured as rival soccer fans swinging metal pipes and throwing rocks clashed after a match between Argentine clubs.

At least 78 arrests were reported in the fighting, which spilled onto a busy rush-hour freeway after Tigre’s 2-1 victory over Nueva Chicago, which was relegated from Argentina’s first division.

A crowd of nearly 30,000 came to Barcelona’s Nou Camp to greet Thierry Henry, who completed his $32 million transfer to Barcelona from Arsenal after passing a medical exam.

Nebraska volleyball star Sarah Pavan won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the nation’s female college athlete of the year after leading the Cornhuskers to the NCAA title.

The junior guided No. 1-ranked Nebraska to a 33-1 record and was honored at the 31st edition of the award, which was presented at Columbia University.

The Rutgers women’s basketball team earned the Irv Grossman Award of Merit. The Scarlet Knights reached the NCAA championship game before losing to Tennessee.

The Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts led the way with six ESPY nominations, ESPN announced. Fans will vote for the winners in 38 categories, and the awards show airs July 15 from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

Roy Jones Jr. will return to the ring July 14 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi against super middleweight Anthony Hanshaw.

Ralph Morano, 74, a longtime trainer and driver who made a second career fighting for harness horsemen’s rights as the track representative at the Meadowlands, has died.

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