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Clark coach Joe Brady will double as assistant AD.

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Clark's Brady to double as assistant AD

Clark University women's soccer coach Joe Brady will also serve as assistant athletic director, it was announced by Sean Sullivan, director of athletics and recreation. Brady enters his 13th season as coach this year. His teams have gone to the NEWMAC Tournament in eight of the last nine years. He previously coached at Anna Maria.

Jennifer Kapenas has stepped down after five years as head softball coach at Worcester State. Kapenas, who previously had been the top assistant coach, helped guide the Lancers to a 105-87-1 record, including four 20-win seasons, a pair of MASCAC regular season titles and an appearance in the NCAA Division 3 tournament. She was a two-time MASCAC Coach of the Year.

FOOTBALL

Broncos' Miller misses court appearance

Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller, already facing a suspension for violating the NFL's drug-abuse policy, is now confronted by charges that he failed to show up in court on misdemeanor traffic violations. Miller was arrested in the Denver suburb of Centennial on Sunday and then released. The Broncos released a two-sentence statement saying they and league officials are aware of the allegation that Miller didn't appear at a court hearing.

Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green returned to practice on a limited basis, ending a nearly three-week absence because of a bruised knee. Green was allowed to participate in noncontact drills only. The All-Pro receiver said the team was being cautious, easing him in slowly.

Cliff Avril, the Seattle Seahawks' big free-agent signing at defensive end in the offseason, was on the practice field for the first time in training camp. Avril, slowed by foot problems during offseason workouts and then a hamstring, participated in only individual drills, but coach Pete Carroll was hopeful Avril might make it through a full practice today.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III took his first snap in 11-on-11 play of the Washington Redskins training camp. Griffin ran 16 plays with the first-string offense against a scout team that was mimicking the Pittsburgh Steelers defense in preparation for the Redskins' next preseason game.

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs was suspended Wednesday for a Week 1 game against Green Bay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. The 49ers, in announcing the penalty jointly with the NFL, said Dobbs will be eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 9.

Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback when the Philadelphia Eagles play their second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Michael Vick started last week's 31-22 to loss to New England..

Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter lost his training-camp competition for a job to rookie Caleb Sturgis. Carpenter, Miami's kicker the past five seasons, had his contract terminated.

BASKETBALL

Timberwolves give Pekovic a 5-year deal

Nikola Pekovic didn't want to leave Minnesota, and the Timberwolves weren't about to let him go. After weeks of negotiations, waiting and watching, the two sides came to agreement on Wednesday on a five-year, $48 million contract that could be worth more than $60 million after incentives.

Forward Elias Harris has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The undrafted Harris spent the past four years at Gonzaga, averaging 14.6 points and 7.4 rebounds last season while earning all-conference honors for the second time.

The Washington Wizards have signed veteran forward Al Harrington. The Wizards are Harrington's seventh NBA team as he enters his 16th season.

BASEBALL

Royals pick up Bonifacio to bolster infield

The Kansas City Royals made their second move in less than a week to shore up their ailing infield, acquiring the versatile Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday for cash or a player to be named.

The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named.
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Date:Aug 15, 2013
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