Notre Dame says no one to blame

Notre Dame's investigation into the death of a student videographer after a 40-foot-high hydraulic lift he was atop blew over in a 53-mph gust during a football practice ended Monday without anyone involved being faulted or punished by the school.

University officials acknowledged that safeguards weren't adequate but said they couldn't find anyone to blame for 20-year-old Declan Sullivan's death.

A month ago, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Notre Dame $77,500 for six safety violations tied to Sullivan's death. -- AP


10 LIers, plus 2, in Tewaaraton mix

Ten native Long Islanders (five men, five women) have been nominated for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award, which is given to the top college lacrosse player in the nation. North Carolina's Billy Bitter (Manhasset), Notre Dame's Zach Brenneman (East Hampton), Duke's Zach Howell (Huntington), Cornell's Rob Pannell (Smithtown West) and Maryland's Ryan Young (Manhasset) are among the 25 male nominees.

Canadians Jay Card and Kevin Crowley represent Hofstra and Stony Brook, respectively.

Penn's Erin Brennan (Garden City), William & Mary's Grace Golden (Manhasset), Stanford's Lauren Schmidt (Bay Shore), Northwestern's Shannon Smith (West Babylon) and Loyola's Kerry Stoothoff (Bayport-Blue Point) are among the 24 women.


Barnes to stay with Tar Heels

North Carolina 6-8 forward Harrison Barnes, who averaged nearly 16 points, will return for his sophomore season instead of declaring for the NBA draft.


ESPN pulls poker programming

ESPN plans to remove poker advertising and programming, "pending further review," following a federal indictment against poker websites.-- AP

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