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McCoy shows off arm for scouts

April 1, 2010

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— Short passes, deep passes and everything in between. Colt McCoy hit them all. The former Texas quarterback showed off his healed right shoulder for NFL scouts for the first time on Wednesday, completing all 46 of his passes in a controlled workout.

McCoy showed some zip on many of the throws, even though a couple came out of his hand a bit wobbly, and one deep pass may have taken the receiver out of bounds.

The All-American won an NCAA record 45 games as a starter at Texas, but was knocked out of last season’s BCS championship game against Alabama on the Longhorns’ first drive.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Texas Tech QB sidelined

Lubbock, Texas — One of the two senior quarterbacks vying for the starting spot in Tommy Tuberville’s first season at Texas Tech will miss at least eight weeks after surgery on his left foot.

Tuberville says Steven Sheffield will be out 8-10 weeks after surgery Wednesday to repair the same bone injured in October at Nebraska. He re-injured it at the end of practice Monday. Sheffield and Taylor Potts, who started for Tech at the beginning of last season, are competing to be the Red Raiders’ starter next season. Sheffield threw for 1,219 yards and 14 touchdowns in six games in last season.

NFL

Porter won’t be charged

Bakersfield, Calif. — Kern County prosecutors say no charges will be filed against Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter in connection with his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and resisting arrest.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Hofstra hires Welsh

New York — Tim Welsh was hired as men’s basketball coach at Hofstra on Wednesday. The former coach at Providence and Iona has spent the past two seasons as a commentator for ESPNU.

OU confirms investigation

Oklahoma City — Oklahoma’s athletic department has opened an investigation following reports that basketball player Tiny Gallon received money from a Florida financial adviser.

BASEBALL

Marlins acquire Robertson

Jupiter, Fla. — The Florida Marlins acquired left-hander Nate Robertson from the Detroit Tigers for left-hander Jay Voss. Robertson started six games and also spent time in the bullpen for the Tigers last season, finishing 2-3 with a 5.44 earned-run average in 28 appearances.

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