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Raiders running back Michael Bush charged with DUI

Raiders running back Michael Bush was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Clark County, Indiana, early Saturday morning, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s website.

Bush, 26, was pulled over for a traffic violation by Indiana State Police at 3:47 a.m. in Jeffersonville, police told the Courier-Journal.

He was then booked into Clark County Jail and released about 1 p.m. on his own recognizance.

Bush, a fourth-round draft pick out of Louisville in 2007, was the Raiders’ second-leading rusher last season with 655 yards and eight touchdowns. He is expected to become a free agent this offseason, pending a new collective bargaining agreement.

— Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks and a close friend were stabbed about 3 a.m. Saturday during an altercation outside an upscale downtown D.C. nightclub. Banks received stitches in his side and was expected to be released today from an area hospital, according to his agent. Jason Shorter, 24, of Lanham, Md., was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill, police said.

— Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, 29, has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a road rage incident Feb. 2 in Reston, Va.


Canadian captures downhill world title

Erik Guay of Canada won the prestigious downhill title at the world ski championships Saturday in 1 minute, 58.41 seconds, beating favorites Didier Cuche of Switzerland and Christof Innerhofer of Italy on the 3.3-kilometer Kandahar course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Bode Miller, at a disadvantage as the 22nd starter in warm conditions on a deteriorating course, finished 15th.

Lindsey Vonn, who is still dealing with a concussion, will decide whether to defend her women’s downhill title before today’s competition.


Kurt Busch wins Daytona exhibition

Kurt Busch won the exhibition Budweiser Shootout in part because Denny Hamlin was penalized for driving below the yellow line at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Hamlin crossed the finish line first, but NASCAR ruled his pass was illegal and dropped him to 12th.

Tennis: Kim Clijsters will face Petra Kvitova in the final of the Open Gaz de France in Paris today after defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-1, 7-5 on her third match point in the semifinals.

— Robin Soderling will defend his title against eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament today in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after rallying from 4-1 down to dismiss Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-4.

— Daniela Hantuchova defeated Vera Zvonareva 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the semifinals of the Pattaya Open in Pattaya, Thailand, ending Zvonareva’s hopes of a third straight title.

Soccer: Wayne Rooney’s perfectly executed overhead kick in the 78th minute gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Manchester City, putting the Premier League leaders four points ahead of Arsenal.

— Barcelona’s David Villa tied the score in the 80th minute, but the team’s Spanish league-record winning streak ended at 16 games with a 1-1 tie at Sporting Gijon.

Track and field: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident born in Kenya, set a U.S. indoor record in the 2-mile run, breaking a 21-year-old mark to become the American record-holder at the five distances from 1,500 meters to 2 miles.

Colleges: Amanda Sims won both butterfly events in her final home meet, and the fourth-ranked Cal women’s swimming and diving team defeated top-ranked Stanford 155-145 for just the fifth time in Big Meet history.

— The No. 8 Stanford men’s tennis team defeated Cal 5-2, but the Bears’ Pedro Zerbini upset 15th-ranked Bradley Klahn of Stanford 7-5, 7-5 at No. 1 singles.

This article appeared on page B – 10 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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