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Softball: SCF's Headings resigns

State College of Florida softball head coach Meredith Headings resigned Thursday night, according to the SCF Athletics website and Headings' personal Twitter account.

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NFL: 49ers open new stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco opened their new stadium in Santa Clara, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with all the opulence of their new home.

ELSEWHERE -- Titans rookie Taylor Lewan will go to trial in October on charges he punched an Ohio State fan. The former Michigan offensive tackle is accused of hitting the fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season.

Cycling: Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead

SAINT-ETIENNE, France -- Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali still has the yellow jersey.

Kristoff, a Norwegian with the Katusha team, emerged from the barreling pack which overtook a pair of breakaway riders with less than seven kilometers to go.

NBA: Russell collapses during speech

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, but was planning on returning home that evening.

ELSEWHERE -- Washington officially signed veteran forward Paul Pierce. … Sources say that the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Carlos Boozer off waivers from the Chicago Bulls. Boozer was an amnesty release from Chicago earlier this week. The Lakers won the amnesty with a silent bid of $3.25 million, meaning the Bulls are still on the hook for the remaining $13.6 million Boozer is due.

Tennis: Vinci, Nara, Pliskova make Istanbul quarters

ISTANBUL -- Second-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy advanced to the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals.

ELSEWHERE -- Lukas Rosol upset 2006 champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (6) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals in Hamburg, Germany.

-- Herald staff, wire reports

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