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Rafinha out for six months
BARCELONA, Spain (AP):
Barcelona says midfielder Rafinha will be sidelined for six months after having surgery on torn ligaments in his right knee.
Rafinha injured his leg during last Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Roma in the Champions League.
2 Aussie rugby players hospitalised
SYDNEY, Australia (AP):
Two players in Australia's National Rugby League were hospitalised early yesterday following an overdose of painkilling medication.
The players, Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker, had taken too many of the painkillers they were prescribed after undergoing operations last week following the end of their season, said John Lee, chief executive of their club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
He said there was no evidence of illegal drug use by either player.
Cowboys' Romo likely to sit out two months with broken collarbone
IRVING, Texas (AP):
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to miss about two months with a broken left collarbone.
The loss of Romo in Sunday's 20-10 victory at Philadelphia means the defending NFC East champions Cowboys (2-0) will be without their starting quarterback and All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant possibly through October.
Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that tests revealed no ligament damage for Romo after the second broken collarbone of his career. The other was in 2010, and he missed the final 10 games of the season.
Gabriel's ban withdrawn
LONDON, England (AP):
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has had a three-match ban for violent conduct withdrawn by the English Football Association following a successful appeal by the club after his red card against Chelsea.
But the FA said Tuesday that the 24-year-old Brazilian still faces a separate charge of improper conduct as he did not leave the pitch immediately after being shown the red card by referee Mike Dean on Saturday.