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NHLDevs win in Kovalchuk debut

Jay Pandolfo capped a three-goal outburst in the final 3:04 as the Devils welcomed Ilya Kovalchuk by rallying in the third period for a 4-3 victory over visiting Toronto on Friday night. Kovalchuck had two assists.

COURTSIrwin named in sex suit

A woman identified in a lawsuit as "Jane Doe" claims that former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin sexually assaulted her at a South Florida hotel, an allegation labeled a false attempt at "civil extortion" by Irvin's attorney. The lawsuit filed in Broward County Circuit Court seeks unspecified damages for the assault that allegedly occurred July 4 or 5, 2007, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Ron Ishoy, a spokesman for the Broward State Attorney's office, said the matter is being investigated but no charges have been filed.


Arizona sanctions itself

Arizona has placed its men's basketball program on probation for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons for violations by Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson related to an offseason AAU tournament in 2008. - AP

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