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Sports log: Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers identify substance

OLYMPICS

The substance found in Oscar Pistorius’s bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was identified by his representatives as Testis compositum — an herbal remedy they said is used for ‘‘muscle recovery.’’ Testis compositum is marketed by some online retailers in oral and injectable forms as a testosterone booster and sexual-performance aid that contains the testicles, heart and embryo of pigs, and other ingredients. Pistorius lawyer Barry Roux said it was not banned by sports authorities. Pistorius had two tests last year around the Paralympics, and the The International Paralympic Committee said he Pistorius tested negative for banned substances last year.

BASKETBALL

Hibbert, Lee suspended after fight

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Golden State Warriors forward David Lee were suspended one game apiece for an altercation in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson were fined $35,000 each for escalating the fight . . . The Knicks said X-rays show forward Rasheed Wallace has a broken bone in his left foot and he is expected to miss another eight weeks. He will have surgery this week . . . Atlanta prosecutors said ex-WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is being indicted on aggravated assault, criminal damage and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony stemming from a November 2012 shooting. Holdsclaw was arrested after arguing with former Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, who said she was Holdsclaw’s ex-girlfriend. Police say Holdsclaw broke the windows to Lacy’s car and shot at it . . . USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says he plans to talk to Mike Krzyzewski about a return as Olympic basketball coach, despite the coach’s comments Tuesday that he was finished.

COLLEGES

Alabama football dismisses four

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Four players for two-time defending national football champion Alabama were dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams, and halfback Brent Calloway are no longer enrolled after a judicial review. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban had earlier said the players ‘‘are no longer associated with the football program.’’ Pettway, Williams and Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. Williams and Calloway, who was not accused in the robberies, are charged with fraudulent use of a credit card . . . The NCAA is alleging former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro provided about $170,000 in impermissible benefits to Hurricanes athletes, recruits, coaches and others between 2002 and 2010, according to a source who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity . . . Boston College junior forward Kevin Hayes, who suffered a contusion to his right quadriceps during Tuesday’s loss to UMass-Lowell, had surgery to release pressure on the area at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, according to hockey coach Jerry York, and will miss the rest of the season . . . Northeastern men’s hockey senior forward Garrett Vermeersch was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Vermeersch has been out with an ankle sprain since Feb. 11.

MISCELLANY

Canucks’ Kesler out with broken foot

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler will be out up to six weeks with a broken right foot. Kesler returned two weeks ago after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery . . . Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken right foot . . . The Oilers put goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on injured reserve with a groin injury he suffered Monday against Chicago . . . The New England Revolution signed midfielder Donnie Smith and goalkeeper Luis Soffner, second-round picks in January’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft . . . Roger Federer topped Marcel Granollers, 6-3, 6-4, and Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista-Agut, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), to advance to the Dubai Championships quarterfinals in the United Arab Emirates . . . Caroline Wozniacki lost to Wang Qiang, 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, in the first round of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur . . . Venus Williams beat Garbine Muguruza, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, to reach the quarterfinals of the Brazil Cup in Florianopolis . . . Rafael Nadal beat Martin Alund, 6-0, 6-4, to reach the Mexican Open quarterfinals in Acapulco. Nadal might pull out of next week’s tournament at Indian Wells, Calif. to spare his knees from the hard courts . . . Mardy Fish plans to play at Indian Wells, ending a six-month absence brought on by a heart condition . . . Ai Miyazato withdrew from the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore after an auto accident left her with stiffness in her neck, shoulder, and back. Paula Creamer, Suzann Pettersen, and Miyazato were involved in a five-vehicle crash in Thailand on Sunday . . . NASCAR suspended Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements indefinitely for “intolerable and insensitive” remarks he made in an interview.

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