4 college hoops teams OK in Spain attack

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(TSX / STATS) -- U.S college basketball teams Arizona, Clemson, Oregon State and Tulane reported that they are safe after a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain that killed at least 13 and injured at least 50 others on Thursday.

The four programs are touring Spain and were unharmed in the incident in which a van jumped on to a busy Barcelona sidewalk and plowed into tourists and citizens on the street. Police quickly called it a terror attack.

Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said the tragedy occurred right in front of where his team was eating a meal. He said everybody in the school's travel party was safe.

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Raiders CB Smith charged with assault

(TSX / STATS) -- Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was charged Thursday with assault and battery after prosecutors said he beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend.

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