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Sports log: Fan dies from fall at Turner Field

BASEBALL

A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Turner Field onto a parking lot during the Phillies-Braves game Monday night died, Atlanta Police said. Police spokesman John Chafee confirmed the death of the man, whose name was not released. ‘‘There’s no indication of foul play and the fall appears accidental,’’ Chafee said. Witnesses described the fall, on the stadium’s back side, as accidental. Chafee said he did not know if wet conditions or alcohol were factors; heavy rains had led to a nearly two-hour delay of the game. The man was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and died of his injuries . . . During an interview with WFAN radio in New York Monday, Angels star Mike Trout said he is frustrated by players who take performance-enhancing drugs and he would stiffen the penalty for violators to a lifetime ban. “To me, personally, I think you should be out of the game if you get caught,” Trout said. “It takes away from the guys that are working hard every day and doing it all-natural.” . . . Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of PEDs among young players.

TRACK AND FIELD

Oliver, Fraser-Pryce on top at worlds

David Oliver, a former football player at Howard University, was nearly flawless in winning the 110-meter hurdles Monday night at the world championships in Moscow. Oliver finished in 13 seconds flat, with fellow American Ryan Wilson (13.13) taking silver. Had it not been for a trip over the final hurdle, defending champion Jason Richardson could have grabbed the last spot on the podium. But the American’s stumble opened the door for Sergey Shubenkov of Russia (13.24) to slip into the third spot. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica cruised to the women’s 100-meter title. The two-time Olympic champion finished in a world-leading time of 10.71 seconds to beat Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast (10.93). Defending champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States (10.94) won bronze.

MISCELLANY

76ers settle on Spurs’ Brown as coach

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A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press the Philadelphia 76ers have hired San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown to be their head coach, ending a four-month search to replace Doug Collins. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the move has not been officially announced. Brown, a team captain at Boston University, was part of three NBA title teams with San Antonio. Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga interviewed for the position . . . Venus Williams lost the first three games before roaring back for a 6-4, 6-1 win over qualifier Jana Cepelova in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. James Blake upset No. 16 seed Jerzy Janowicz, 6-1, 7-5 . . . Stewart-Haas Racing tabbed Austin Dillon to drive Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet this week at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart is recovering from a broken right leg suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 . . . The long-anticipated bout between World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3) and Russia’s Alexander Povetkin (26-0) will be held in Moscow Oct. 5.

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