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    Sports log: Ravens’ Ray Rice arrested after altercation


    Police in Atlantic City say Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested at a casino there after an argument with his fiance turned physical. Atlantic City police said that Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino early Saturday morning. Rice’s attorney, Andrew Alperstein, confirmed that Rice was charged and released. Rice rushed for 660 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games this past season . . . According to a report, the Ravens and linebacker Terrell Suggs agreed to a long-term extension. According to a source, the extension will lower Suggs’s cap hit and add at least three years to the one year left on his current deal. Suggs was the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year and is Baltimore’s all-time leader in sacks and forced fumbles . . . Joseph R. McCormick, one of the oldest alumni of the University of Connecticut and a former offensive halfback and defensive end on the school’s football team, died Thursday in Stuart, Fla. He was 101.


    Struggling Lamar fires coach Knight

    Lamar fired coach Pat Knight, son of Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, with the Cardinals having won just six games the past two seasons. Athletic director Jason Henderson announced the move Sunday. Lamar is 3-22 overall, 2-11 in the Southland Conference, this season. Knight was 29-62 overall during his three seasons with Lamar. He guided the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament and a 23-12 record in his first season, closing the regular season with six straight victories and winning the Southland tournament title. Former assistant Tic Price will serve as the interim coach.


    Nishikori defends US Indoor title

    Kei Nishikori of Japan defended his title at the US National Indoor Championships, beating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia, 6-4, 7-6 (7-0), in Memphis. He became the first back-to-back winner since Tommy Haas in 2006 and 2007. The big-serving Karlovic and his 20 aces couldn’t counter Nishikori, who saved both break points he faced while winning 86 percent on his first serve (38 of 44). American Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen of South Africa beat Bob and Mike Bryan, 6-4, 6-4, for the doubles title . . . David Ferrer of Spain won his third straight Copa Claro title, defeating Italy’s Fabio Fognini, 6-4, 6-3, in Buenos Aires. It was the 21st ATP singles title for Ferrer. Fognini was playing his fifth consecutive clay-court final since the French Open . . . Simona Halep of Romania won her first title of the year with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Qatar Open final in Doha . . . Tomas Berdych won his first ATP tournament title since October 2012, beating Marin Cilic of Croatia, 6-4, 6-2, in the ABN Amro final in Rotterdam.


    FIFA criticizes cancellation of Fan Fest


    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has criticized the decision of a Brazilian host city to cancel its Fan Fest, saying the event, which allows thousands of fans to watch games for free on large screens, is an important part of the World Cup. Valcke made his comment after the northeastern city of Recife said it will not spend public money on a Fan Fest, which lets fans without tickets watch matches in public areas . . . Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal and set up another, leading Arsenal over Liverpool, 2-1, in London and into the FA Cup quarterfinals . . . US midfielder Sacha Kljestan, making his first start since Dec. 10 and his first appearance since Jan. 19, had a goal and an assist in Anderlecht’s 2-0 home win over Mons in the Belgian league . . . American forward Terrence Boyd scored in second-half injury time of Rapid Vienna’s 2-1 loss at Admira Wacker Moedling in the Austrian Bundesliga . . . Jese Rodriguez scored in the fifth minute and Karim Benzema in the 27th, sparking Real Madrid to a 3-0 win at Getafe that left it third in the Spanish league, trailing defending champion Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on goal differential.


    Dempsey’s team to race in Le Mans

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    Actor Patrick Dempsey’s racing team has been selected to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dempsey Racing said that its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was accepted Thursday by Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s selection committee to run in the GTE-Am class in the June race. The team was fourth last year . . . A Turkish official said 21-year-old taekwondo athlete Seyithan Akbalik died after suffering a heart attack during a tournament in Luxor, Egypt. Akbalik collapsed while competing against a Slovenian athlete Saturday . . . Kobe’s Back rebounded to win the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita by 5¼ lengths. Kobe’s Back ran 7 furlongs in 1:21.84. Meanwhile, Red Outlaw beat favorite Gangnam Guy by a head in the $75,000 Baffles Stakes for 3-year-olds.