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Capital’s Slater makes medal round in China

Tristan Slater, Capital’s two-time state pole vault champion, has reached the medal round of the World Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

Slater, representing Team Canada, will vie with the top eight at 7 a.m. EDT Monday. He placed fifth in the preliminaries with a vault of 15-7 1/2.

The competition will stream live on Olympic.tv and is scheduled to be shown on NBCSN at 7 p.m. EDT Monday.

Pot charges against Steelers Bell, Blount

Police have filed marijuana possession charges against Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following a traffic stop.

Police in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ross Township, Pa., say a motorcycle officer pulled over Bell’s Chevrolet Camaro when he smelled marijuana coming from it around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Detective Brian Kohlhepp has said the players and a woman in the car, 21-year-old Mercedes Dollson, of Elk Grove, Calif., acknowledged that the three-quarter-ounce of marijuana found in the car belonged to them.

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

The NFL fined Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public.

Manziel said he was reacting to incessant taunting by the Redskins during Monday night’s nationally televised game when he made the gesture while running back to Cleveland’s huddle.

‘Football ’14’ edition in Sunday Gazette-Mail

Our annual football preview supplement edition, “Football ’14,” will be included in Sunday’s Gazette-Mail.

The 28-page section previews the prospects of the state’s college and high school teams.

— From staff, wire reports


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