A jury in Austin awarded more than $1 million to a family whose son died after taking a supplement that contained the stimulant ephedrine.
In 1999, Charles Bryant Scurlock II, 24, took the energy-booster Ripped Fuel and collapsed while taking an Army National Guard physical fitness test. He died a few hours later.
Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Steve Bechler died Monday, a day after he was unable to complete a workout. Xenadrine, which contains ephedrine, was found in his locker.
Mike Grimes, the lawyer for Scurlock's parents, Charles and Cora Scurlock, told the Austin American-Statesman the jury decided Ripped Fuel's design formulation -- including a combination of caffeine and ephedrine -- was unreasonably dangerous.
"It's a good verdict. I wish we could have hit them harder. But the finding of danger was really what the Scurlocks wanted to accomplish," Grimes told the newspaper.
The jury lowered the initial award of $2,014,000 on Friday.
Giants Waive Punter Allen
Punter Matt Allen was waived by the New York Giants after a season in which he was the holder on a botched field goal attempt at the end of a playoff loss to the 49ers.
The Giants also waived fullback Adam Wright and linebacker Clayton White and released wide receiver Herman Moore from the reserve-retired list.
Allen was signed as a free agent last August and played in 14 games during the regular season.
He was a pivotal figure in the 39-38 loss to the 49ers. With six seconds left and the Giants down a point, Matt Bryant lined up for a 41-yard field goal. The snap from newly signed Trey Junkin was in the dirt. Allen fumbled the ball, then made a desperation pass.
Violence Erupts in Italian League Game
Fans hurled seats toward the field, and police fired tear gas to restore order, prompting the referee to call off an Italian league game in the second half in Turin, Italy.
The mayhem began when Torino fans clashed with police after their team fell behind 3-0 to AC Milan.
Play was stopped after fans tossed seats onto the track ringing the field and tried to break a Plexiglas partition separating them from the field.
Eventually, the fans climbed the partition and began throwing seats at the police in Stadio delle Alpi. Police responded with tear gas.
Referee Luca Palanca did not halt the Serie A game until the 63rd minute, when tear gas began drifting onto the field. The violence began at halftime when fans set team banners afire. . . .
Arsenal routed Manchester City, 5-1, scoring four goals in 15 minutes during the first half and extending its Premier League lead to five points.
Newcastle moved into third place with a 3-0 win over Leeds; Everton rallied with two late goals by Tomasz Radzinski to down Southampton, 2-1; and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored in second-half injury time to give Manchester United a 1-1 tie at Bolton.
In other games: Charlton 3, Aston Villa 0; Blackburn 2, Chelsea 1; and Middlesbrough 3, Sunderland 1. . . .
Ronaldo made a long downfield run and scored without looking at the goalie, helping Real Madrid beat Valladolid, 3-1, and take first place in the Spanish League.
Real Madrid has 45 points after 23 games, one point ahead of Real Sociedad.
Men's Lacrosse Game Postponed
The men's lacrosse game between Georgetown and Maryland scheduled for yesterday was postponed because of an unplayable field in College Park. The game has been rescheduled tentatively for April.