SAN DIEGO (AP) - Charlie Powell, the San Diego sports all-star who was one of the first black NFL players and who later became a boxer and fought Cassius Clay, has died. He was 82. His brother Jerry tells U-T San Diego that Powell died yesterday at a San Diego hospital after being treated for dehydration following a collapse at a hotel on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA running back Steven Manfro has left the practice field after apparently injuring his knee. Coach Jim Mora says it looked serious. Manfro is a part of the No. 11 Bruins' three-tailback rotation along with Paul Perkins and Jordon James. The junior had two carries for no gain in the Bruins' season opener at Virginia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler has missed part of practice to undergo a procedure on one of his toes. Kessler says he'll be fine to play when the 14th-ranked Trojans visit No. 13 Stanford on Saturday. Coach Steve Sarkisian (sahr-KEE'-zee-en) says Kessler was bothered by a toe injury throughout USC's 52-13 victory over Fresno State last weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh (HAHR'-baw) has reiterated that the team will not tolerate domestic violence. Harbaugh gave stern comments about the topic today during his radio show on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges. While Harbaugh cautions any rush to judgment regarding McDonald's arrest, he maintains that he's strongly opposed to physical abuse of women and children.
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