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  • March 27, 2019
    AKRON, Ohio -- A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher Beanie Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for ( ) reports the judge on Wednesday told 29-year-old Patrick Griffin, of Akron, that he could still be sent to prison if he violates her terms. Griffin also was ordered to donate $10,000 to a charity.Griffin says he understands that his condition doesnt make him immune from consequences.Griffin had pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act extortion. Prosecutors say he and a co-defendant tried to force Wells to pay them tens of thousands of dollars after Wells brother set up a drug deal where they lost money.---Information from:, Nike Sb Clearance Sale .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. Nike Sb Sale . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. Nike Shoes Sb For Sale . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. Nike Sb Shoes For Cheap .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins acquired Jeff Francoeur from the Atlanta Braves in a three-team trade Wednesday night, hoping the well-traveled outfielder can provide a boost toward a playoff spot.Francoeur was the only major leaguer included in the deal that also involved Texas. Any big league player traded after Aug. 1 had to first be put on waivers.As part of the trade, the Braves will send Marlins $104,959 to help offset Francoeurs contract.Francoeur hugged his Atlanta teammates and coaches goodbye in the visiting dugout early in Wednesdays game at Arizona.Its hard. Hes a great kid. Hes one of the finest human beings Ive ever been around, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. Well miss him. Hes going to play meaningful games, good for him.Atlanta got minor league shortstop Dylan Moore from Texas and catcher Matt Foley from Miami and the Rangers obtained two international signing slots from Miami and one from Texas.Miami is contending for an NL wild-card spot and isnt sure whether star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will return this season from a severe groin strain.ddddddddddddFrancoeur hit .249 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 99 games for the Braves. The 32-year-old plays both left field and right field and is known for a strong arm.The Marlins will be Francoeurs eighth team in the majors. Besides Atlanta, he has played for Kansas City, the New York Mets, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Texas and San Diego.Hes been great for our young kids and has been great on the field as well, said Braves assistant general manager Billy Ryan. Unfortunately, the circumstances of where we are as an organization, the Marlins are in contention, theyre going for it, so it was an opportunity for him to get some meaningful at-bats and hopefully get in the postseason.---AP freelancer Jose M. Romero contributed to this report from Phoenix. ' ' '