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Ohio State recruit shot

Police say an Ohio State football recruit remains in critical condition a day after he was shot multiple times and a teenage girl was killed at a house in Youngstown, Ohio.

Police say they have a suspect in Saturday's shooting of Jamel Turner but no arrest has been made. Authorities declined to provide additional information Sunday. Seventeen-year-old Tracy Banks died in the shooting. A 4-year-old girl in the house was unharmed.

Turner, a defensive end, signed with the Buckeyes in February. Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel issued a statement saying that he's praying for Turner.


He's Gorgeous has good start

Defending champion He's Gorgeous ($2.40) got his 2010 New York Sire Stakes campaign off on the right hoof by cruising to a 6 3/4 -length victory in a $39,638 NYSS mile for 3-year-old colt pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon.

Driven by Jason Bartlett for trainer Linda Toscano and owner Kenneth Jacobs, He's Gorgeous was clocked in 1:55 4/5 and increased his career bankroll to $345,266. Last September at Vernon Downs, he won the $175,000 championship race for his 2-year-old division in 1:52. Also on Sunday's card, Jim Morrill Jr. drove Windfall Blue Chip ($3.40) to a 3 1/4 -length win in 1:54 4/5 , the fastest of the day's four NYSS races.

At Fort Erie Race Track, Anthony Stephen rode Sandspit ($15.50) to a narrow win in the $20,400 feature race and moved into a tie for second place in jockey standings with Rui Pimental. Each has 14 winners.


NASCAR legend Parks dies

NASCAR pioneer Raymond Parks, who was in the room on the day in 1947 when NASCAR was born, died Sunday morning in Atlanta. He was 96.

Parks, owner of driver Red Byron's team that won NASCAR's first championship in 1949, was one of 35 men who met with former NASCAR head Bill France Sr. in the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1947. In that famous meeting, France outlined his plans to organize a group of mostly disconnected stock-car races into NASCAR. Parks was the last surviving member of the group that helped France realize his vision.


ASU-Clemson postponed

The first-round College World Series game between Arizona State and Clemson has been postponed until 11 a.m. today because of rain.

Rain delayed the start of the South Carolina-Oklahoma game 4 hours, 15 minutes on Sunday night, and play was halted in the middle of the sixth inning because of rain and lightning with the Sooners leading 3-2. They went on to a 4-3 win.

From News and wire service reports.

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