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76ers hire the Spurs' Brett Brown as head coach

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Four months later, the Philadelphia 76ers have a new coach.

A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Monday that the 76ers have hired San Antonio assistant Brett Brown to replace Doug Collins, who resigned in April.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been officially announced.

New General Manager Sam Hinkie took quite awhile looking for a replacement before choosing Brown, who was part of three NBA title teams with San Antonio. The 52-year-old Brown has been an assistant to Gregg Popovich since 2002. He also coached the Australian men's national team from 2009-12, and played a key role in helping Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker develop into All-Stars with the Spurs.

Brown is the franchise's eighth coach since Larry Brown resigned in 2003.

ETC.

Chargers' Floyd is injured

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd was driven off the field on a cart because of an apparent right knee injury Monday, six days after the other starting wideout, Danario Alexander, was lost for the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Floyd went down after a collision with cornerback Shareece Wright during one-on-one drills and was in obvious pain.

Rookie Coach Mike McCoy said Floyd was scheduled to have an MRI exam. U-T San Diego reported that an initial MRI showed Floyd suffered a sprained knee.

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Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles left midway through the Chiefs' practice because of what Coach Andy Reid called a strained foot. X-rays were negative.

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New York Giants leading tackler Antrel Rolle was carted off the field after hurting his right ankle at training camp.

The nine-year safety was expected to have an MRI exam and other tests to determine the seriousness of the injury, Coach Tom Coughlin said.

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Two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her second 100-meter title in the world championships at Moscow with an overpowering run.

The Jamaican was well ahead of the field and finished in 10.71 seconds to improve on her world-leading time. Defending champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States took the bronze in 10.94 seconds.

The U.S. finished 1-2 in the men's 110-meter hurdles, with David Oliver taking the gold. Oliver won in 13.00 seconds, the fastest time of the year.

Ryan Wilson took silver in 13.13, and Sergey Shubenkov of Russia won Jason Richardson bronze.

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts has joined USC's track and field coaching staff.

He will coach the sprinters.

Watts won gold in the 400-meter dash and 1,600 relay at the 1992 Barcelona Games. He was a two-time medalist in the world championships.

Watts was a four-year letterman at USC from 1989-92, winning the 400 at the 1992 NCAA championships.

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Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova at Mason, Ohio.

In the first night match, 37th-ranked Venus Williams — a seven-time Grand Slam champion — lost the first three games before roaring back for a 6-4, 6-1 win over qualifier Jana Cepelova.

In men's play, Mardy Fish of the United States lost to 26th-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber, 7-5, 6-2.

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