College Football

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Illinois State quarterback Michael Metzger's right foot was amputated after he was struck by a freight train. Metzger, 19, was an all-state pick at Southport High in Indianapolis, and played in one game for ISU last season.

One Witness told police it appeared Metzger was trying to hop a Southern Pacific train in Normal, Ill. Another witness said Metzger was running along the track before falling.

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About 50 Venezuelan baseball players met with union head Donald Fehr in Caracas, Venezuela and said they were solidly behind the strike. Meanwhile, managers, coaches and trainers who work with replacement players might be eliminated from the union's benefits and licensing programs under a plan to be considered by the union.

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