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Magna Vista opens season with rout
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By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Sports Writer

Magna Vista’s boys basketball team may have been rusty in its opener, but it still forced Patrick County into 31 turnovers Monday night as the Warriors ran away to a 67-34 win in Stuart.

Bad shot selection and an inability to maintain possession hurt the Cougars, as Magna Vista broke open the game in the second half.

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Redskins in historically bad run

ASHBURN (AP) — Chris Cooley has been all about the Washington Redskins and no other team in his NFL life. He played nine seasons, went to a couple of Pro Bowls, made his home in the D.C. area and now breaks down game film on the team-affiliated radio station.

And he’s doing it during a historically bad time for the once-proud franchise.

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Kurt Busch heading to court

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motor-home the night she claims he assaulted her.

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AREA ROUNDUP: Holland reaches milestone
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Martinsville High School junior Devonnte Holland scored his 1,000th career point Wednesday in a 82-46 non-district win over Gretna.

Holland led three Martinsville scorers in double figures with 24 points. Cam Bradley added 19 and Zanthus Hairston posted 13. Point guard Jay Dandridge had nine.

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FIFA's Garcia resigns

GENEVA (AP) — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

Michael Garcia cited a “lack of leadership” at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert.

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