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Donald’s lawyer: Video refutes assault claim


The lawyer for Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said Friday that witnesses and surveillan­ce video refute a man’s claim the player assaulted him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend.

Attorney Casey White told WPXI-TV that the video indicates Donald did not assault anyone but was trying to save the victim, De’Vincent Spriggs.

The station aired blackand-white video that shows about a dozen men and a melee in which one man, purportedl­y Spriggs, ended up on the ground. White says Donald is in the video, pulling someone away from the fight.

“Aaron’s like, ‘I don’t have anything to hide, let’s go to police, let’s do what we’ve got to do. Because all I want to do is go to the weight room, work out and not be bothered with this,’” White told the station. Golf: Yuka Saso shot her second consecutiv­e 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead over surging Lydia Ko after two rounds of the Lotte Championsh­ip.

Saso, who’s playing on a sponsor’s exemption, made seven birdies in her first 10 holes to catch Ko, who shot 63 earlier Thursday at Kapolei Golf Club.

MLB: Dodgers center fielder and 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger has a hairline fracture in his left fibula, manager Dave Roberts said Friday. Roberts said Bellinger had a scan Thursday that showed the hairline fracture. Roberts said there is no timetable for his return. NBA: The Jazz announced that 13-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade will join the youngest ownership group in the league. The group is headed by technology entreprene­ur Ryan Smith, who along with his wife, Ashley, acquired majority interest in the Jazz in late 2020 . ... Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points before leaving with a sprained ankle in the third, and the NBA-leading Jazz beat the Pacers 119-111 on Friday. Bojan Bogdanovic had 24 points and Rudy Gobert added 13 points, and 23 rebounds for the Jazz.

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