Sports in Brief: Another Cowboy charged with drunken driving

Posted: January 29, 2013

The Dallas Cowboys are looking for ways to improve the way the team handles drunken driving after two arrests and the car-crash death of a practice squad player, player-development consultant Calvin Hill said Monday.

Nose tackle Josh Brent faces an intoxication manslaughter charge in a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and practice squad member Jerry Brown. And last week, fellow Cowboys lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested after sideswiping a semitrailer truck.

Blood-alcohol tests released by police say both Brent and Ratliff were well above the legal limit.

  BASEBALL:Carl Pavano's spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow in mid-January at his Vermont home. The 37-year-old righthander was 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA for Minnesota last season.

Infielder Ronny Cedeno agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, giving them insurance in case shortstop Rafael Furcal has problems returning from an elbow injury.

AUTO RACING:Joseph R. Mattioli III stepped down as a member of Pocono Raceway's board of directors and executive committee.

Mattioli, son of Rose and the late Joseph "Doc" Mattioli, the track's founder, began his Pocono tenure in 1974. He is a past president and COO of Pocono. The current track president, Brandon Igdalsky, is his nephew.

COLLEGES: A.J. Sullivan, a former tight end/defensive end at Worcester Academy (Mass.), has become a member of Temple's football team.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder enrolled last week after accepting the Owls' scholarship offer on Jan. 13. Temple has recruited him to play the offensive line.

A.J. Sattinger, a senior tight end at Countryside High (Fla.), decommitted from Temple and accepted a football scholarship to Coastal Carolina, a Football Championship Subdivision program.

GOLF: PGA Master Professional Harry Hammond Jr. of Unionville, the PGA director of golf at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester, received the PGA's Bill Strausbaugh Award, one of the highest honors bestowed annually by the PGA of America.

ARENA FOOTBALL: Former Rowan offensive lineman David Green (Paul VI) signed with the New Orleans VooDoo. Green played for the Profs from 2009-11.

- Staff and wire reports

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