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Reggie Bush reaches settlement in civil suit

Staff and wire reports

Scheduled depositions in a civil lawsuit against Reggie Bush were canceled after the former USC running back reached an out-of-court settlement with the plaintiff.

Bush settled with would-be sports marketer Lloyd Lake, who was suing Bush for nearly $300,000, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The source requested anonymity because the individual was not authorized to speak publicly. Yahoo! Sports, citing a source, reported the settlement Tuesday night.

Lake had claimed he provided Bush with cash and other benefits while the Heisman Trophy winner was playing for the Trojans in 2004 and 2005.

Michael Michaels, Lake’s former business partner, was scheduled to be deposed in San Diego on Wednesday, and Bush was scheduled to be deposed on Friday. Michaels had reached an out-of-court settlement with Bush in 2007, reportedly for $200,000 to $300,000.

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The settlement with Lake ends the possibility of the NCAA reviewing transcripts of depositions.

The NCAA had requested copies of the depositions in the aftermath of USC’s appearance before the Committee on Infractions in February. USC is awaiting a ruling from the NCAA regarding possible sanctions related to allegations centered on Bush and former Trojans basketball player O.J. Mayo. The ruling is expected to be handed down late this month or in May.

— Gary Klein

An associate of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been indicted in Las Vegas in a shooting involving a man who argued with the boxer last August at a skating rink. A judge in Las Vegas issued a summons Wednesday for 27-year-old Ocie Harris of Chicago to appear May 4 on attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and weapons charges.

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Former NFL running back Corey Dillon was arrested Wednesday for investigation of driving under the influence near Malibu, deputies said.

No USOC network

The U.S. Olympic Committee has formally halted plans to start its own network, an idea that was widely criticized by international Olympic officials who saw it as a potential threat to their multibillion-dollar contract with NBC.

Bayern Munich heads to the second leg of its European Champions League semifinal against Lyon with a 1-0 lead and without star winger Franck Ribery. Arjen Robben scored in the 68th minute Wednesday night at Munich to give Bayern Munich the first-leg victory in a rough match that saw both teams finish a man short. Ribery was ejected in the 37th minute for a challenge after losing the ball and stepping on Lisandro’s ankle. Lyon defender Jeremy Toulalan also will be suspended for the second leg of the total-goals series on Tuesday in France. In the other semifinal, defending champion Barcelona is home next Wednesday, trying to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Inter Milan.

Tiger Woods will play in the Players Championship and the AT&T National, which benefits his foundation.

Qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open after defeating fourth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3. Ramos-Vinolas, ranked 161st and competing in his first ATP World Tour event, missed two set points in the tiebreaker but rallied in the third to clinch the biggest win of his career. Eduardo Schwank of Argentina also advanced to the third round, upsetting 12th-seeded Lleyton Hewitt, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Venus Williams will not play for the United States in the Fed Cup semifinals against Russia this weekend, joining her sister Serena on the sidelines. Williams said Wednesday she is still rehabilitating a troublesome knee injury and isn’t ready to return to competition.

Appalachian State turned to a familiar coaching family on Wednesday, making Jason Capel, 30, the youngest men’s basketball coach in NCAA Division I. Capel’s older brother, Jeff III, coaches Oklahoma.

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Chicago Bears chairman Michael McCaskey announced his retirement after the 2010 season and said the family of founder George Halas has no plans to sell the storied team.

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded defensive end Quentin Groves to the Oakland Raiders for an undisclosed draft pick.

NASCAR penalized four teams that fall under the Michael Waltrip Racing banner for violations at Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR said cars driven by David Reutimann, Martin Truex Jr., Max Papis and Marcos Ambrose all failed Friday’s post-qualifying inspection at Texas.


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