Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Players Ask Delay in Bounty Case

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Players Ask Delay in Bounty Case

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NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association asked a federal judge for a temporary restraining order that would allow players suspended in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation to rejoin their teams in time to play regular season openers.

The union filed the motion on behalf of New Orleans defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, arguing that the players will suffer irreparable harm if they are forced to miss games while their case against the league proceeds.

Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma already had filed a similar motion when his full-season suspension began earlier. The other three players' suspensions began this week.

MLB: DODGERS DROP IN WILD CARD RACE

LOS ANGELES -- The San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-3, Tuesday night as Logan Forsythe hit a two-run single for San Diego with the bases loaded in the 11th inning after Yasmani Grandal tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth. Andre Ethier homered but the Dodgers wasted an excellent outing from ace Clayton Kershaw and dropped 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the race for the second NL wild card.

MLB: D'BACKS WIN IN 11

SAN FRANCISCO -- Aaron Hill had a career-high five hits and Jason Kubel tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning to lead the Arizona Diamonbacks, 8-6, against the first-place San Francisco Giants, who used 11 pitchers, matching a majors record for extra- inning games.

MLB: ANGELS DEFEAT A'S

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zack Greinke pitched seven sharp innings to win his third consecutive start as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics, 6-1. Oakland, tied for the wild-card lead, is four games behind first-place Texas in the AL West and 3 1/2 ahead of the third-place Angels.

MLB: RED SOX EDGE MARINERS

SEATTLE -- Cody Ross tied it with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Ryan Lavarnway connected two batters later and the Boston Red Sox snapped a seven-game losing streak, 4-3, against the Seattle Mariners. …

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