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  • 30 Jul
    HELSINKI -- Finnish police say they have arrested three members of the Cuban national mens volleyball team on suspicion of aggravated rape.Central Finland regional police say the players, who were detained in the city of Tampere on Saturday, were ordered arrested. A fourth team member was detained Sunday, police said.A brief statement on the police website Sunday didnt say where or when the alleged rape occurred, adding that no further details would be provided at this stage.The Cuban team was playing in a volleyball tournament in Tampere where they lost 3-1 against Finland on Saturday without three of their players, local media reported.No further details were immediately available. Swell Bottle Ireland . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. Swell Water Bottle Deals . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. Swell Water Bottle Clearance .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Swell Water Bottle Discount . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Some of Dennis Byrds former New York Jets teammates believe he may have suffered from CTE, and at least two of them have suggested to his widow that she donate his brain to the Boston University clinic that studies the brain disease.Byrd, 50, was killed Saturday in a two-car collision about 30 miles outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. His football career ended in 1992, when he was temporarily paralyzed due to a broken neck.For years, Byrds former teammates had expressed concern about his behavior. He became detached from his closest friends on the team, not returning calls or messages. They also became aware of strife in his personal life.We were talking to (his wife) Angie, and we think it would be a good idea to have his brain donated, former teammate Marvin Washington said Monday in a phone interview. To me, it seems like a classic case of CTE, with the mood swings and behavioral issues.That wasnt the Dennis I know and loved; it was the disease he had. Im just trying to connect the dots. If you look back at Dave Duerson and Junior Seau, those were good guys, too, but they were human on and off the field.Another former teammate, Jeff Lageman, also suspected CTE.Its entered my mind because of how detached he became, Lageman said by phone. But I also know that was Dennis anyway. Even in the early years, he isolated a little. Later on, he definitely got to the farther end of it.Is (CTE) possible? Yeah, maybe its possible, he added. But I dont know.Byrds wife, Angela, couldnt be reached for comment.Drafted in 1989, Byrd played the defensive line for three-plus seasons in the NFL. On Nov. 29, 1992, he collided with teammate Scott Mersereau while trying to sack Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Dave Krieg.Byrd suffered significant damage to his upper spine, but he regained the ability to walk -- albeit with a pronounced limp -- and he became an inspirational story. After a few years in the limelight -- he was a motivational speaker and a color analyst for CBS -- he retreated to a quiet life in his native Oklahoma.Aside from an emotional speech to the Jets on the eve of a playoff win in January 2011, and an appearance at MetLife Stadium in 2012 to have his number retired, Byrd lost touch with the organization.ddddddddddddTeammates expressed frustration over the years because they couldnt reach him. The frustration turned to concern.I dont want to take away from who Dennis Byrd was -- he was a light, he was good energy -- but players go through things, said Washington, who played 11 years and plans to donate his brain to research. Whatever struggles he was going through, Id like to connect the dots.On Saturday, Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries. A 17-year-old from Claremore, Oklahoma, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer northbound on Oklahoma 88 and veered into the oncoming lane, striking the Hummer H2 driven by Byrd, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.Byrd was accompanied by his 12-year-old, Zach, who underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, according to family friends. Despite their detachment from Byrd, his former teammates were overcome with shock and sadness upon hearing the news.The best way to describe Dennis is, if he could come back and talk to one person, hed want to talk to that 17-year-old, Lageman said. Hed tell (the other drive) that hes not angry and that, Hey, its OK. Thats the greatest statement anyone could say about Dennis.His first concern would be his son, his second would be his family, making sure theyre OK. His next concern would be for that young person. That tells you what type of person he was.Washington added, If it comes out that he had CTE, why? Why? He was such a good person. ... To die this way, after what happened in 1992, he didnt deserve this. He deserved a full life. Its not for me to question it, but Im questioning it. Dennis was one of the good guys. To be taken like that, it actually pisses me off. Its sad and its frustrating and Im angry.The Jets are formulating plans to honor Byrds memory during the home game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. ' ' '