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Vin Scully says the last ball­game he will broad­cast is the Los An­ge­les Dodgers’ reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale — re­gard­less of whether they reach the play­offs. The 88-yearold an­nouncer tells the Los Ange

les Times that his Hall of Fame ca­reer will end Oct. 2 in San Fran­cisco. Scully had al­ready said this would be his fi­nal sea­son in the booth af­ter 67 years but un­til Tues­day had not an­nounced whether he planned to call any po­ten­tial post­sea­son games on ra­dio. Scully says if he stayed on the air, he would be “say­ing good­bye like in grand opera, where you say good­bye 12 dif­fer­ent times.” His de­ci­sion was not a sur­prise to the team, Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck says. Scully switched from TV to ra­dio in re­cent years dur­ing the play­offs, when na­tional broad­cast­ers have ex­clu­sive TV rights. Not this time. “I’m go­ing to say good­bye at Dodger Sta­dium the last game with Colorado. I will say good­bye in San Fran­cisco. And then that will be it,” he tells the Times.


A Univer­sity of North Carolina stu­dent came for­ward Tues­day and ac­cused a Tar Heels foot­ball player of sex­ual as­sault, a move she said was nec­es­sary af­ter in­ac­tion by po­lice, pros­e­cu­tors and the univer­sity. “My life has changed for­ever,” sopho­more De

laney Robin­son said in a news con­fer­ence. “I see him every day on cam­pus. ... It’s dis­tract­ing, hard to get my school­work done. ... There won’t be a cul­tural change with­out in­di­vid­u­als step­ping up. A univer­sity isn’t go­ing to feel the pres­sure to make a con­crete change un­less there are peo­ple press­ing them to do so.” North Carolina foot­ball coach

Larry Fe­dora is­sued a state­ment iden­ti­fy­ing the player as Al

len Ar­tis, a 21-year-old ju­nior line­backer from Ma­ri­etta, Ga., and said the pro­gram was aware of the charges but could not com­ment on the al­le­ga­tion or in­ves­tiga­tive process. A mag­is­trate is­sued an ar­rest war­rant Tues­day that ac­cuses Ar­tis of two mis­de­meanors — sex­ual bat­tery and as­sault — both against Robin­son. The war­rant says Ar­tis had sex with her while she was “men­tally incapacita­ted and phys­i­cally help­less.” Ar­tis is sus­pended from the foot­ball team in­def­i­nitely per UNC’s ath­let­ics depart­ment pol­icy that states any player charged with a mis­de­meanor can only be re­in­stated af­ter ap­proval by Fe­dora, ath­let­ics di­rec­tor Bubba

Cun­ning­ham and univer­sity of­fi­cials. USA TO­DAY Sports does not usu­ally iden­tify ac­cusers in rape cases, but Robin­son has made the al­le­ga­tions pub­lic. Robin­son is pur­su­ing charges as an in­di­vid­ual cit­i­zen with­out the in­volve­ment of law en­force­ment or pros­e­cu­tors. North Carolina is one of a hand­ful of states that al­lows ci­ti­zens to pur­sue charges in­di­vid­u­ally in such cases. A mag­is­trate de­cides if there’s prob­a­ble cause to is­sue an ar­rest war­rant. Robin­son di­rects much of the blame on how her al­le­ga­tions were han­dled at the UNC Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety along with the school’s Ti­tle IX of­fice. Jim

Woodall, the dis­trict at­tor­ney for Orange and Chatham coun­ties, told USA TO­DAY Sports that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­mained ac­tive in his of­fice and at UNC. HS PA AN­NOUNCER RE­SIGNS An Alabama high school PA an­nouncer has re­signed but said his re­marks about those who choose not to stand for the na­tional an­them were mis­quoted. McKen­zie High an­nouncer Pas­tor Allen

Joyner said he did not want his de­ci­sion to be taken as an ad­mis­sion of “be­ing wrong ” but rather that he was choos­ing not to put his fam­ily, his church and the school un­der fur­ther scru­tiny. In a lengthy email that Joyner sent to But­ler County schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Amy Bryan on Mon­day and reprinted by The

Greenville Ad­vo­cate, Joyner said, “I never said any­body should be shot. My words were, ‘If you don’t want to stand for the na­tional an­them, please go sit at the base­ball field and let some of our folks take a shot at re­mind­ing you of the price our mil­i­tary paid for your free­dom to sit.’ I never ad­vo­cated vi­o­lence of any kind. … Just an op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate.”

RAMS WILL STICK WITH KEENUM AS STARTER Even af­ter be­ing shut out by the San Fran­cisco 49ers, the Los An­ge­les Rams aren’t ex­pect­ing to make a change at quar­ter­back. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Tues­day that Case Keenum would re­main the start­ing quar­ter­back and that he wouldn’t have wanted to bench Keenum even if No. 1 over­all draft pick Jared

Goff had been ac­tive for the 28-0

loss Mon­day. “I just wanted Case to fin­ish it. ... I would have done the same had Jared been (No.) 2,” Fisher told re­porters af­ter the game. “I would have let Case fin­ish it. This doesn’t change any­thing as far as quar­ter­back is con­cerned.” Keenum com­pleted 17 of 35 passes for 130 yards with two in­ter­cep­tions.


Ok­la­homa City Thun­der for­ward

Mitch McGary has earned his se­cond sus­pen­sion of the 2016-17 sea­son for vi­o­lat­ing the terms of the NBA/Na­tional Bas­ket­ball Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion anti-drug pro­gram, the league an­nounced Tues­day. McGary, who was ini­tially sus­pended for the first five games of the sea­son in July for a drug vi­o­la­tion, will be forced to sit out a min­i­mum of 10 ad­di­tional games upon com­ple­tion of the first sus­pen­sion. Per league rules, the specifics of both vi­o­la­tions were not re­leased. The sus­pen­sions will be served with­out pay. In and out of the NBA De­vel­op­ment League last sea­son, the 24year-old se­cond-year player ap­peared in 20 games for the Thun­der, av­er­ag­ing 1.3 points and 0.9 re­bounds in 3.6 min­utes. He missed the end of the sea­son for undis­closed per­sonal rea­sons.


New safety mea­sures could be in­stalled on the set of Danc­ing with

the Stars af­ter Ryan Lochte was nearly at­tacked dur­ing Mon­day’s live pre­miere. Two men wear­ing anti-Lochte T-shirts – iden­ti­fied by Los An­ge­les po­lice as Sam Sa­toodeh, 59, and Barzeen Soroundi, 25 – rushed the stage af­ter the Olympic gold medal­ist swim­mer’s per­for­mance. Ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press, the men were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mis­de­meanor tres­pass­ing and held on $1,000 bail. “The safety and se­cu­rity of our cast, crew and stu­dio au­di­ence is of ut­most im­por­tance,” a BBC World­wide Pro­duc­tions spokesper­son said in a state­ment to USA TO­DAY Sports. “A full eval­u­a­tion of se­cu­rity pro- ce­dures/pro­to­cols is tak­ing place, and we will make any changes deemed nec­es­sary.” SHARA­POVA DE­CI­SION EX­PECTED IN OC­TO­BER

Maria Shara­pova will find out next month if her ap­peal of a twoyear dop­ing ban has been suc­cess­ful. The Rus­sian ten­nis star was banned in June af­ter test­ing pos­i­tive for mel­do­nium dur­ing the Aus­tralian Open. She ap­pealed the rul­ing to the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport. In a state­ment Tues­day, court said it would is­sue its de­ci­sion in the first week of Oc­to­ber.


Lionel Messi’s first goal of the Cham­pi­ons League soc­cer sea­son took three min­utes. Edin­son

Ca­vani needed just 44 sec­onds for Paris Saint- Ger­main. Messi had a hat trick in Barcelona’s 7-0 rout of Celtic, and fel­low su­per­star for­wards Ney­mar and Luis

Suarez also scored. Celtic had a penalty saved when trail­ing 1-0 mid­way through the first half. Ca­vani’s even faster strike was the end of Paris Saint- Ger­main’s scor­ing in Paris against Arse­nal, and Alexis Sanchez’s late equal­izer earned a 1-1 draw.


Maria Shara­pova tested pos­i­tive for mel­do­nium at the Aus­tralian Open.


Vin Scully says work­ing in the play­offs would mean too many good­byes.


Case Keenum was 17-for-35 for 130 yards with two in­ter­cep­tions.

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