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May 1, 2013

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Ex-Cowboy gets suspension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for a violation of the league's substance abuse policies.

The league said Tuesday that Blackmon may participate in the preseason and will be eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 30, the day after the Jaguars play Indianapolis.

Blackmon was a first-round draft choice in 2012 out of Oklahoma State. Last season he caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns.

Lady Tigers sign for soccer

Fort Gibson’s Lillian Bear and Kyndra Johnson, members of the Lady Tigers’ quarterfinalist soccer team, both signed a national letter of intent to play college soccer at Independence (Kan.) next season.

A signing photo of the girls is online at muskogeephoenix.com/sports.

The Lady Tigers beat Wagoner on Tuesday in a first-round game.

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