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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Oxford police chief says Mississippi's backup quarterback Barry Brunetti was cited and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in May. A police report says former football player Randall Mackey was also involved and charged with misdemeanor simple assault after allegedly pushing a police officer.

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) — A brother and sister from Assumption Parish are competing this week in the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. The Courier reports that Bailey Daigle is competing in the 17-18-year-old girls' pole vault, Jacob Daigle in the 15-16-year-old boys' 3,000-meter race. The USATF competition began Monday at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Jonathan Villar scored the winning run from second base in the ninth inning when catcher Derek Norris had a passed ball and then made a bad throw on the same play to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Houston ended a 10-game losing streak against the A's this season and a six-game skid overall.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will return to NBC in 2015, ending its eight-year partnership with both ESPN and Turner Sports. NASCAR announced a 10-year deal with NBC on Tuesday that gives the network the final 20 Sprint Cup races of the season, and the final 19 Nationwide Series races.

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