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NFLLawyer: Ben 'completely innocent'

The high-profile attorney representing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is disputing a 20-year-old woman's claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub early Friday. In a statement yesterday, attorney Ed Garland says there was "no criminal activity" and that Roethlisberger, who has not yet been charged, is "completely innocent of any crime."

Holmgren deals with former team

The Seattle Seahawks traded backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2011 undisclosed draft pick. Browns president Mike Holmgren is a former coach and GM with Seattle.

GOLFPing wedges disallowed

The 20-year-old Ping wedges with square-shaped grooves will no longer be allowed on the PGA Tour starting March 29. John Solheim, chairman and CEO of Ping, said the Phoenix-based company is waiving its right that had kept the PGA Tour from banning Ping Eye2 wedges made before April 1, 1990.

NBACavs win without LeBron

Moe Williams made two free throws with nine seconds left as the host Cavaliers beat the Spurs, 97-95. Cleveland played its second straight game without LeBron James, who has a tender right ankle.

NHLBruins' Savard has concussion

Boston Bruins center Marc Savard has been diagnosed with a grade two concussion after being leveled by a blindside hit by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke on Sunday. - AP

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