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Bite-Sized Sports: 2/1/13

CAMPUS

BOAMAH-ACHEAMPONG BREAKS RECORD

Abena Boamah-Acheampong ’13 broke her own record in the high jump last weekend during the North Coast Athletic Conference Quad. She took first place with a jump of 5 feet, 6 inches — one inch higher than her previous mark. The Wooster women’s team took second place overall at the meet with 145 points. The men finished in third place with 107. Their only winner was Luke Hutchings-Goetz ’14, who won the 5000-meter with a time of 15:33.24. Second-place finishers were Jay Marshall ’14 in the pole vault (12 feet, 5.5 inches) and Matt Margida ’16 in the shot put (42 feet, 9.75 inches). For the women, Stephanie McShane ’13 finished second in the 200-meter dash (28.02) and third in the 60-meter dash (8.44).

MLB

A-ROD, OTHERS, IMPLICATED IN PED USE

The Miami New Times has acquired evidence from a clinic in Miami implicating several major league baseball players in the purchase of performance-enhacing drugs, including New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. A three-month investigation by the newspaper into the now-closed Biogenesis clinic revealed that it had dispensed human growth hormone, testosterone and anabolic steroids to many popular athletes including Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez. Rodriguez, who had admitted to taking steroids in the past, is denying any connections with clinic owner, Anthony Bosch, and has hired a lawyer to fight the allegations.

SOCCER

AC MILAN SIGNS MARIO BALOTELLI

A deal was reached on Tuesday between Manchester City and A.C. Milan that will send striker Mario Balotelli to play in his home country. The 4 1/2-year deal is reportedly worth 4 million euros per year through 2017. Balotelli has spent the past 2 1/2 seasons with Man City, helping the club win its first ever English Premiere League title and its first FA Cup since 1969. However, Balotelli’s personal issues have been a problem throughout his stay in England, both on and off the field. Recently he attacked teammate Scott Sinclair during practice, and his club fined him for to his on-pitch behavior. Before coming to England, he played for A.C. Milan rival Inter Milan.

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