Ravens’ top draft pick
injured in fall at home

Baltimore Ravens top draft pick Sergio Kindle hurt his head in a fall in Texas, a mishap that will prevent him from reporting to camp today.

The injury occurred Thursday night while Kindle was at a house in Austin, Texas. According to the Ravens, it is believed the linebacker fell down two flights of stairs.

He was listed in stable condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Also: Defensive tackle Montavious Stanley agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins.

Stanley played in 15 games as a reserve for Jacksonville last season. Drafted by Dallas in 2006, he has also played for New Orleans and Atlanta.

The New England Patriots signed two of their three second-round draft choices, reaching deals with tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham.

Gronkowski had 75 receptions for 1,197 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons at Arizona. Cunningham started 38 games at Florida and finished with 19½ sacks.


Fish survives heat, Isner
to capture Atlanta title

Mardy Fish won his second straight tournament and 10th straight match, beating John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) at the Atlanta Tennis Championships in Johns Creek, Ga.

Fish, who won in Newport, R.I., earlier this month, took the first four points of the tiebreaker. Isner rallied to win the next three points but couldn’t pull even.

Temperatures were in the mid-90s, and the match lasted 2 hours, 45 minutes. The on-court temperature hovered near 150 degrees.


West Virginia’s Huggins
to remain hospitalized

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins will be in a Las Vegas hospital longer than expected.

School spokesman Bryant Messerly said Huggins still was hospitalized and is expected to be released in the next “couple of days.” He said he does not know if Huggins has experienced complications.

Huggins had been expected to be released Saturday. He broke four ribs in a fall in an undisclosed Las Vegas hotel room while in town for a summer AAU tournament.

Also: Western High School junior-to-be Deyon Christie captured the 16-year-old division heavyweight title of the Junior Golden Gloves Nationals in Mesquite on Saturday night.

Christie won the tournament’s Outstanding Boxer Award.

Other local winners: Danny Vella (age 9-10, 60-pound class), Jojiit Butay Fillon (9-10, 85), Daniel Diaz (11-12, 70), Kenneth Davis (13-14, 114), Marco Magdaleno (13-14, 138) and Cory Conner (13-14, 75).

Melanie Matthews doubled in two runs and Jennifer Yee hit a two-run homer as Canada snapped the United States’ 22-game win streak at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City with a 5-2 victory in a game delayed three hours by rain.

The U.S. pitching staff hadn’t allowed a run or an extra-base hit in 28 innings at this year’s World Cup before Matthews laced a third-inning double through the infield that got past right fielder Kaitlin Cochran.

Davy Arnaud and Kei Kamara scored first-half goals and the Kansas City Wizards beat Manchester United 2-1 Sunday in front 52,342 in Kansas City.

Manchester United’s next stop on its four-city tour will be a match against the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday in Houston.

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