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PRESS BOX: Louisville DE injured in hit-and-run

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Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was listed in satisfactory condition in Jewish Hospital after he was injured in a hit-and-run accident on a moped Tuesday morning .

According to witnesses at the scene, Mauldin's moped was struck around 8:45 a.m. on campus by an unidentified vehicle that left the scene, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The suspect has yet to be found by police.

Mauldin is listed as a starting defensive end for Saturday's season opener against Ohio University. There was no immediate word on his status for the game. Last season, Mauldin started six games and led the Cardinals in sacks with 4.5.

--- Andrew Maxwell fought off his challengers and will begin the season as Michigan State's starting quarterback on Friday night against Western Michigan.

Sophomore Connor Cook will also get some reps. Redshirt freshman Tyler O'Connor remains "in the mix" and freshman Damion Terry's chances of seeing the field appear to be slim. The four battled throughout camp to win the starting job and there is still a possibility all of them could get a shot in the first few weeks of the season.

Maxwell struggled while starting all 13 games last season. He completed 52.5 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

NBA

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled for an MRI on his right knee, according to French sports daily L'Equipe.

Parker was injured in an exhibition game against Spain while scoring 29 points for the French national team. The San Antonio Express-News reported the injury is not believed to be serious.

The Spurs open training camp Oct. 1.

OLYMPICS

The Washington D.C. organizing committee formally announced on Tuesday its intention to play host to the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The bid would include the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, which has added a convention center, new baseball stadium and an improved Metro system since its failed bid for the 2012 Games.

The United States hasn't played host to a Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996. A short list of two to three candidates for the 2024 Games is expected by the end of 2014.

SOCCER

Landon Donovan has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, according to SI.com.

Donovan, who is in the final year of his current contract, needs four goals to become the leading scorer in Major League Soccer history. Despite beginning the MLS season late, Donovan is second on the Galaxy with seven goals this year to go along with seven assists.

Donovan is also expected to be named to the U.S. World Cup qualifying team next month.
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