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Dumervil escapes charges in road rage incident

ENGLEWOOD – Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil of the Denver Broncos won’t be charged in a road rage incident in Miami Beach, Fla.

His lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said the Miami-Dade County state’s attorney informed him Tuesday that Dumervil had been cleared in the case. Dumervil had been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A relieved Dumervil said he knew he “didn’t do anything wrong” but was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The police report said Dumervil and another man were stuck in traffic on July 14, got into an argument with a female driver, and the two men displayed weapons. Dumervil told police he didn’t have a gun; officers say they found one in the car’s glove compartment.

More than 900 attend funeral of Andy Reid’s son

BROOMALL, Pa. – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Browns President Mike Holmgren and Patriots coach Bill Belichick were among more than 900 people who packed the church for the funeral service of Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid.

Garrett Reid was found dead in his dorm room Sunday morning at Lehigh University, where he was assisting the Eagles strength and conditioning coach during training camp. The 29-year-old recovering drug addict seeminglyhad turned his life around.

Many current and former players, coaches and other league officials traveled from all across the country to pay their respects Tuesday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The list included Ravens coach John Harbaugh, Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and Browns general manager Tom Heckert.

Holmgren called Andy Reid the “son I never had.” Harbaugh said Reid was the one comforting mourners.

College sports

Competitive cheerleading can’t satisfy Title IX rules

HARTFORD, Conn. – A federal appeals court has ruled that colleges cannot count competitive cheerleading as a sport when trying to comply with gender-equity requirements, upholding a U.S. District Court decision against Quinnipiac University.

In a decision released Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that competitive cheerleading does not yet meet the standards of a varsity sport under Title IX, the 1972 federal law that mandates equal opportunities for men and women in education and athletics.

The ruling comes on an appeal filed by Quinnipiac, a school with about 8,000 students in Hamden, which had been suedsuccessfully by its volleyball coach after it tried to eliminate the women’s volleyball program in favor of competitive cheering.

Cycling

Sutherland takes first stage of the Tour of Utah

OGDEN, Utah (AP) – Rory Sutherland felt like a survivor as much as a winner.

Sutherland survived four rugged mountain climbs and blistering heat to win the first stage of the Tour of Utah on Tuesday.

The Australian finished the 131.7-mile stage in 5 hours, 25 minutes, 40 seconds. Italy’s Damiano Caruso took second and American Brent Bookwalter was third.

Sutherland emerged from a small group of riders that came off the final climb at the North Ogden pass. After rounding the final corner in downtown Ogden in the pack, he jumped ahead to lead a sprint to the finish in the final 200 meters.

The stage featured 8,939 feet of climbing, second to only the fifth stage in elevation gain.

The effects of racing at high altitude broke up the pack at the end.

“The last climb was definitely hard, especially after how far we had ridden,” Sutherland said. “It whittled down to a group of 30 or 40 over the top.”

Fort Lewis College alumnus and Boulder resident Tom Danielson finished 31st.

Associated Press