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'Pacman' suspended again by NFL

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Jones will miss the next four games, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will determine the final length of the suspension after the Cowboys' game in Washington on Nov. 16.

Jones was involved in an alcohol-related scuffle on Oct. 7 with one of his bodyguards at a private party in Dallas.

The incident at an upscale Dallas hotel came only six weeks after Goodell reinstated Jones from a 17-month suspension after several run-ins with the law while with the Tennessee Titans.

• Roy Williams headed home to Texas on Tuesday in the NFL's biggest trade before the deadline, giving the struggling Dallas Cowboys another proven receiver opposite Terrell Owens.

The winless Detroit Lions traded their unhappy 2004 first-round pick and one-time Pro Bowler for three draft picks, from the first, third and sixth round in 2009. Detroit also gave the Cowboys a seventh-rounder next year.

• LOCAL BASEBALL -- The Carolina Reds 13U baseball team won their third straight tournament this past weekend by claiming top honors in the USSSA York County Clash at Cherry Park.

The Reds finished the tournament with a 4-0 record. On Saturday, they beat the Carolina Bonecrushers Blue, 6-3, and the Carolina Bonecrushers Black, 9-3. On Sunday they, defeated the Caroilina Bandits, 7-2, and the Carolina Classics, 3-2.

The Reds were led offensively by Josh Crump, who was 7-for-11 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 4 walks, and 5 stolen bases. Chris Cantrell went 6-for-12 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI, while Max Garner was 5-for-11 with 4 RBI and 4 stolen bases. Preston Hudak went 3-for-9 with 6 walks, 4 runs scored and 7 stolen bases.

Garner was the winning pitcher in game one, while Munch Smith won game two. Harrison Seay threw five strong innings to win game three. Hudak was the winning pitcher in the championship game, while Garner threw two innings to earn the save.

Other players contributing to the championship were Garrett Rast, Troy Rawls, Josh Massey, Chandler Hancock, Andrew Griggs, Riley Minhinnett and Dillon Hardy.

The Reds have a 13-0 record. Their next tournament is October 25-26 in Lexington.

• MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Jose Canseco was charged in federal court Tuesday with a misdemeanor offense of trying to bring a fertility drug across the border from Mexico.

The former baseball star did not address the court during his initial court appearance, which lasted about five minutes. He was charged with introduction into interstate commerce of a misbranded drug, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

• NBA -- The Charlotte Bobcats waived guards Donell Taylor and Marcus Williams on Tuesday.

The moves reduced the Bobcats' roster to the regular-season limit of 15 players.

• COLLEGE ATHLETICS -- NCAA president Myles Brand sees the progress.

College athletes are earning degrees at record rates, according to a NCAA report released Tuesday, and at higher percentages than the overall student body.

Brand, who has made academic reform his top priority, was encouraged by new NCAA figures that show 79 percent of all student-athletes who entered school in the fall of 2001 have graduated and 78 percent of those who entered college between 1998 and 2001 earned degrees within six years. Both are one-point increases over last year's report and all-time highs.

• TENNIS -- Rafael Nadal moved within two wins of clinching the year-end No. 1 ranking, defeating Ernests Gulbis 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters.

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