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Utah State player critical but responding...Browner begins suspension...No Indy 500 for Stewart

Wednesday - 12/5/2012, 9:18pm  ET

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah State basketball player who collapsed at practice and had to be revived after he stopped breathing remains in critical condition. Berger's brother said in a statement that the junior forward is waking up and responding the way "doctors want him to." A hospital spokesman said doctors still don't know what caused Danny Berger to collapse on the court during a practice Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner has dropped the appeal of his suspension for using performance-enhancing substances and will miss the final four games of the regular season. Browner will be eligible to rejoin the team on Dec. 31 and will be able to play in the postseason should the Seahawks make the playoffs.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tony Stewart has passed up a chance to race for Roger Penske in the Indianapolis 500. The three-time NASCAR champion says he wouldn't attempt to race in both the Indy 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, something he's done twice. Penske extended the invitation last week in Las Vegas while accepting the Sprint Cup trophy.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Left-hander Sean Burnett and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a two-year contract, pending a physical. The 30-year-old Burnett was 1-2 with a 2.38 ERA in 70 games this year for the Washington Nationals.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Famer Barry Larkin says there's no room for steroid users in Cooperstown. The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are all up for selection for the first time, and all three have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.


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