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Sports Log: Report says deadly painkiller still being used to treat injured college football players

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Report: Fatal painkiller still being used

Former Southern Cal defensive lineman Armond Armstead claims in a lawsuit that he suffered a heart attack after the 2010 season because the school's training staff uses a painkiller that carries fatal risks, according to an ABC News investigation Thursday. Armstead, 20, who has left USC, alleges that university personnel have knowingly used generic Toradol over the course of the past few seasons. He said trainers regularly do not tell the players about the risks of using it. ABC News reported that the painkiller is still widely used on game days so injured players can play . . . Tom O’Brien was among four new assistants hired by Virginia coach Mike London. O'Brien, who received a two-year deal, will be associate head coach for offense and coach tight ends. O'Brien was an assistant at Virginia for 15 years before becoming head coach at Boston College from 1996-2006 . . . Michigan State juniors Le'Veon Bell (running back) and Dion Sims (tight end) will enter the NFL draft . . . Ron Turner left the Buccaneers to sign a five-year deal with Florida International to be their head coach. Turner was Tampa Bay’s quarterbacks coach . . . South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw will have surgery on his left foot Friday . . . Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills resigned after 10 seasons leading the Buccaneers’ football program . . . Pennsylvania’s attorney general said she granted Governor Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because the litigation could present a conflict of interest as her office prosecutes three Penn State administrators. Corbett sued the NCAA in federal court on Wednesday, saying penalties imposed against Penn State over its handling of the matter should be thrown out on antitrust grounds.


Hall of Famer Donovan to coach Sun

Seton Hall women’s basketball coach Anne Donovan is returning to the WNBA to coach the Connecticut Sun, she announced. Donovan, who won a WNBA championship with Seattle in 2004, was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, and also coached Indiana, Charlotte, and New York, compiling a 167-150 record in 10 seasons. She earned two Olympic gold medals as a player and coached the US to a gold medal in the 2008 Olympic games.


AC Milan leaves match amid racism

An exhibition between AC Milan and lower division club Pro Patria was abandoned after Milan’s players walked off the field because of racist chants. After chants were directed his way, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute. Boateng then took off his shirt and walked off with his Milan teammates. Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari, and M’Baye Niang were also targeted by the chants. The game was in Busto Arsizio, north of Milan . . . The Revolution signed Portuguese central defender Jose Goncalves on loan with a purchase option from Switzerland’s FC Sion. Goncalves, 27, has nine years of pro experience.


Frasor leaves Blue Jays to join Rangers

Setup man Jason Frasor signed a $1.5 million, one-year deal with the Rangers. The 35-year-old spent most of his career with Toronto, setting a Blue Jays franchise record with 505 appearances since his major league debut in 2004 . . . Giants pitcher Sergio Romo is facing a misdemeanor summons in Las Vegas alleging he failed to provide proper identification at a document checkpoint and engaged in a dispute with TSA officers Tuesday . . . Nick Swisher signed his four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians after passing his physical.