MAYS LANDING, N. J. K. Scott Jersey .J. -- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is due in a New Jersey courtroom to face aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. Rice, the former Rutgers star, goes to court Thursday on charges of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. The charge involves a Feb. 15 incident at Revel Casino Hotel. Security video obtained by TMZ Sports shows Rice removing the motionless body of Janay Palmer from the elevator. The couple got married a day after Rice was indicted on the charge. Originally, Palmer and Rice were charged with simple assault, but the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office reviewed the case and dropped the charge against Palmer. His attorney says Rice and Palmer are living happily in Maryland with their young daughter. Chester Marcol Jersey . (AP) -- The head of the committee that developed Major League Baseballs plan to expand instant replay says he is optimistic the system will be in place this season, even though owners and unions for players and umpires have yet to approve. Randy Wright Jersey .She struggled with a hacking cough, she was sick, and she twice celebrated too early, but she held her composure in a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday.On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.RUHPOLDING, Germany -- Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic won the womens individual race to extend her lead in the World Cup biathlon standings on Friday. Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34.3 seconds behind with two missed targets, while Veronika Vitkova completed a good afternoon for the Czechs by shooting cleanlyy for third place, 38. Tobin Rote Jersey. 6 seconds behind. Germanys Franziska Hildebrand and Norways Tora Berger were fourth and fifth, respectively. Both missed one target. Rosanna Crawford of Canmore, Alta., was the top Canadian in 26th place. After 10 of 22 events, Soukalova leads the standings on 366 points, 28 ahead of Domracheva and Ukraines Valj Semerenko, who missed two targets in finishing eighth. The mens 20-kilometre individual race was scheduled for Saturday. ' ' '
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