Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Eric McClure has been released from an Alabama hospital, days after he was injured in a crash at Talladega Superspeedway. A statement says he's expected to make a full recovery, but will visit with specialists this week regarding his injuries.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargove has described how he was told by ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt to deny the existence of a bounty program to NFL investigators. In a sworn statement, Hargrove acknowledges that he acted instructions to "play dumb" if asked whether he was aware of bounties being placed on players.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has appealed his season-long suspension under the NFL's bounty investigation. Vilma was one of four players given suspensions of various lengths in the NFL's bounty probe.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are off to a rough start in their series with the Chicago Cubs. Atlanta pitching on Monday night allowed three homers in a 5-1 loss to the Cubs, who ended Atlanta's three-game winning streak. The loss was just the eighth in the last 26 games for the Braves.