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Oklahoma players arrested

Two University of Oklahoma football players were arrested Saturday in Norman, Okla., one on a complaint of driving under the influence and another on a municipal violation.

Police Lt. Lance Arnold said Kenneth Stills was arrested at 2:10 a.m. on a DUI complaint near campus and Tony Jefferson was taken into custody on a complaint of interfering with official process at the same location about 2:30 a.m.

Both were taken to the Cleveland County jail and had posted bond by Saturday evening.

Jefferson is a freshman defensive back, and Stills is a freshman wide receiver.

East dominates in Shrine Game

After sitting out this past season following his involvement in the agent scandal that rocked North Carolina’s football program, Marvin Austin had a lot to prove in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game.

So grabbing a late-game fumble recovery for a touchdown to punctuate a 25-8 victory for the East over the West more than made his week in Orlando, Fla., worthwhile.

“I sat the whole season out. Everybody knows it,” Austin said. “They (the NFL) say they just want me to be confident and keep playing hard.”

Syracuse running back Delone Carter ran for a touchdown and was selected the offensive MVP for the East squad, which included Missouri State lineman David Arkin.

Ex-major leaguer Zernial dies

Former major-league outfielder Gus Zernial, who played for three teams over 11 seasons, died in Fresno, Calif. He was 87.

Lisa Pearlstein, Zernial’s daughter, said he died Thursday from complications related to congestive heart failure. Services will be Wednesday.

Zernial finished his career with a .265 batting average, 237 homers and 776 RBIs.

Bunbury scores for U.S.

Sporting Kansas City’s Teal Bunbury converted a penalty kick in the second half as the U.S. national team rallied for a 1-1 tie with Chile in an exhibition game in Carson, Calif. It was Bunbury’s first goal for the United States and it came in his second game with the national team.

Helmet safety grants

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment awarded nearly $610,000 in concussion research funding at winter board meetings Saturday in Phoenix. The organization, which sets safety standards for athletic equipment, also created a scientific advisory committee to direct concussions research efforts.

Missouri track teams do well

Both Missouri men’s and women’s track teams placed fourth overall in the Adidas Classic on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The Tigers’ Bailey Belvis won the women’s mile in 4 minutes, 56.95 seconds. MU’s Brian Hancock won the men’s pole vault by clearing 17 feet, 2 3/4 inches, and the Tigers’ Chris Holly won the weight throw at 61-4.

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