Sports in Brief: Detroit Lions' Fairley arrested again in Ala.

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley poses for photographs after he was selected as the 13th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley poses for photographs after he was selected as the 13th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) (AP)
Posted: May 28, 2012

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, his second arrest in his home state in two months.

Alabama state troopers say the 24-year-old passed a state trooper early Sunday morning at 100 m.p.h. in his Cadillac Escalade in Tillman's Corner.

After initially refusing to stop for the trooper's emergency lights and siren, Fairley pulled over and seemed impaired.

He also was cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance, and an open container.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said the team was aware of the reports.

Fairley also was arrested April 3 in Mobile on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.

HORSE RACING: The Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on Monday features one of the strongest fields in the 120-year history of the race - 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford; 2011 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb's Possse; 2011 Cigar Mile winner To Honor and Serve; and 2011 Carter Handicap winner Jackson's Bend, who also won the Forego Stakes a year before that.

The 8-5 morning-line favorite is Caleb's Posse, a late closer just like Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another.

CYCLING:Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win one of cycling's three major tour races, capturing the Giro d'Italia by overtaking Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez in the final stage in Milan.

COLLEGES:Tim Schoch and Jordan Schilit of Haverford both earned all-American honors for the fourth time by placing in the top eight of the Division III outdoor track and field championships at Claremont, Calif.

Schilit was second in the 5,000 meters (14 minutes, 20.45 seconds). Schoch ran fifth in the 1,500 (3:56.99).

Travis Pitts and Tom Masterson of Delaware Valley both earned all-American honors for the second year. Pitts placed fourth in the 100 meters in a school-record 10.52. Masterson placed six in the javelin at 213 feet, 7 inches.

Rowan's Jena Peacock (Our Lady of Mercy) was third in the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:37.20) and Melissa Lake (Cherokee) finished eighth in the javelin (138-5).

ROWING: Britain showed its strength heading into the London Olympics by winning three gold medals in the World Cup regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

China also won three golds.

The men's four and the women's pair and double sculls all won for Britain, with the Olympic host's haul completed by a silver in the men's eight and lightweight four.

Germany and New Zealand also claimed five medals, but couldn't match Britain's three golds.

SOCCER:Kei Kamara scored his team-leading fifth goal and added an assist to help Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, in MLS.

- Staff and wire reports

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