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Ex-Nin­ers star Clark has ALS

B san fran­cisco» Dwight Clark said he has Lou Gehrig’s dis­ease and sus­pects playing foot­ball might have caused the ill­ness.

Clark an­nounced on Twit­ter he has amy­otrophic lat­eral scle­ro­sis, a dis­ease that at­tacks cells that con­trol mus­cles. The for­mer San Fran­cisco 49ers re­ceiver said he has lost sig­nif­i­cant strength in his left hand and also has weak­ness in his right hand, mid­sec­tion, lower back and right leg.

Fed­erer wins in straight sets

B indian wells, calif.» Roger Fed­erer de­feated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-ty­ing fifth BNP Paribas Open ti­tle in the all-Swiss fi­nal.

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