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Sports in Brief: Three former Eagles voted to college Hall

Former Eagles Ty Detmer, Art Monk and Mark Simoneau were elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in voting announced Tuesday.

Former Eagles

Ty Detmer, Art Monk


Mark Simoneau

were elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in voting announced Tuesday.

Detmer is a quarterback from Brigham Young, Monk a wide receiver from Syracuse, and Simoneau, a linebacker from Kansas State.

The veterans committee selected offensive guard John Wooten, who starred for Colorado in the 1950s, and was the Eagles' director of college scouting in the 1990s. He now directs the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

Also elected were Louisiana State running back Charles Alexander, Purdue running back Otis Armstrong, California quarterback Steve Bartkowski, Southern Cal receiver Hal Bedsole, Notre Dame tight end Dave Casper, Rice quarterback Tommy Kramer, Colorado State defensive back Greg Myers, UCLA offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, Texas Tech defensive tackle Gabe Rivera and Air Force safety Scott Thomas.

The media panel also selected former coaches Jimmy Johnson of Miami, Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M.

Big Ten officials said they favor keeping bowl games as sites for college football's planned playoff, preferring to keep the Rose Bowl as the conference's postseason tradition.

Running back Mike Bellamy was ruled academically ineligible and won't return to Clemson next fall, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said.

SOCCER: In the first round of the U.S. Open Cup, the Union's reserve squad Reading United got goals from Pedro Ribeiro and Olutolani Ibikunle (St. Joe's Prep) to beat four-time champion New York Greek American Atlas, 2-1, in Fleetwood Pa.

In Whitehall, Pa., F.C. Sonic Lehigh Valley fell to the Long Island Rough Riders, 2-0, while Jersey Shore Boca, based in Toms River, N.J., were routed, 6-0, by the Michigan Bucks in Pontiac.

Nuremberg defender Timmy Chandler turned down an invitation to attend the United States team training camp in Kissimmee, Fla. for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers next month. The 22-year-old, a regular starter in the Bundesliga, made his U.S. national team debut in March 2011 and has eight international appearances.

He holds American and German passports, and because he has not yet played in a competitive match, he still could switch to Germany's national team.

TENNIS: Novak Djokovic dominated Australian teenager Bernard Tomic, 6-3, 6-3, to open defense of his Italian Open title in Rome.

Serena Williams beat Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-3. Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova and defending champ Maria Sharapova won in straight sets.

LACROSSE: Andrew Suitor of the Minnesota Swarm was voted the National Lacrose League's transition player of the year. Brodie Merrill of the Wings finished second and Geoff Snider of the Calgary Roughnecks was third.

JURISPRUDENCE: Former sprint champion Donovan Bailey was charged with drunken driving. The five-time world and 1996 Olympic champion from Canada had a blood-alcohol level of more than 80 milligrams while driving in Toronto, the Toronto Star reported.

- Staff and wire reports