Second-year Sierra Vista Buena football coach Ryan Scherling has been placed on paid administrative leave by the Sierra Vista School District as it investigates an internal matter involving him.

Assistant coaches Brice Bernbeck and Corey Seiuli have been named acting head coaches.

A statement released by the district Wednesday said: "No determination has yet been made regarding whether, or to what extent, discipline may be assessed. … The investigation does not involve any allegations regarding criminal acts."

District public information officer Sarah Pacheco said there is no timetable on when the matter will be resolved.

Last year, Scherling led the Colts to an 8-3 mark and their first playoff appearance since 1993.

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Memorial to honor Sitton on Sunday

A public memorial is scheduled for Sunday to honor Dave Sitton, the longtime Arizona Wildcats broadcaster who died of a heart attack Monday.

The McKale Center tribute will start at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. On-campus parking will be free.

The UA will also livestream the service on


Patriots' Brady injures left knee

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady walked off the field under his own power. Several teammates didn't think he was hurt badly when he grabbed his left knee after being knocked down at Wednesday's practice.

Yet the possibility that the New England Patriots might lose their star quarterback caused a scare at the team's joint practice with Tampa Bay. Brady had a season-ending injury to the same knee in the 2008 opener.

• Robert Griffin III took his first 11-on-11 snaps at the Washington Redskins' training camp Wednesday. The quarterback ran 16 plays with the first-string offense. He completed 7 of 10 passes with an interception.

• St. Louis Rams starting linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was suspended Wednesday for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.


Altidore scores 3 as US rallies for victory

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Jozy Altidore scored a hat trick Wednesday to lead an impressive second-half comeback by the United States, which scored all of its goals in the second half to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in a friendly in Sarajevo and extend its record winning streak to 12 games.

Eddie Johnson had the other goal for the Americans, who have the world's longest active winning streak.

• Oribe Peralta scored two first-half goals, leading Mexico to an easy 4-1 victory over the Ivory Coast in an international friendly Wednesday night in East Rutherford, N.J. Peralta scored in the 28th minute and again in the 45th.


Mercury wins third straight under Pennell

PHOENIX - Candice Dupree scored 16 points in less than three quarters and the Phoenix Mercury won its third straight game under interim coach Russ Pennell, beating the Indiana Fever 75-58 Wednesday night.

Phoenix was 0-9 when scoring less than 80 points before Pennell, the UA's interim head coach for the 2008-2009 season, took over and has won the last three having scored no more than 77, while holding opponents to 60.3 points in the three games.

• All-America receiver Marqise Lee returned to practice at USC after missing four days of training camp with an injury. Lee participated in both sessions of the Trojans' practice Wednesday night.

• With her body aching after another loss, Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli decided to retire Wednesday, saying she could no longer deal with the continuous pain on the court. Her tearful announcement at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, came less than two months after she pushed through the pain to win her greatest championship at Wimbledon.

• The Philadelphia 76ers hired Spurs assistant Brett Brown to replace Doug Collins, who resigned in April.

- Daniel Gaona Includes material from news releases