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ABC News(EL DORADO, Cali.) -- A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.

Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players – particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD – may have played a role.

The investigation includes a review of game footage and other matters, authorities said.

Union Mine High School students Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz had finished playing a junior varsity game against Foothill High School when teammates and onlookers noticed something wrong.

The two teens lost consciousness and collapsed, and were rushed to hospitals. Schwartz was treated for a concussion and nerve injury before being released. He’s now recovering at home.

Brown, meanwhile, remains hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing emergency brain surgery. His family released a statement, acknowledging that he “suffered a high impact blow to the head that caused a subdural brain bleed.”

Authorities are investigating whether Adderall may have played a role, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. While a fellow 17-year-old student was arrested for allegedly providing the drug to classmates, authorities say they have not connected the suspect to Brown and Schwartz’s injuries.

The identity of the student facing charges has not been released.

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Team Penske has announced a special paint scheme for Joey Logano's No. 22 Ford Mustang in this weekend's XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

The black-and-gold scheme will pay homage to the Hertz/Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s.

“I’m pretty excited to run this special Hertz paint scheme,” Logano said in a statement. “Anytime you can get behind the wheel of a car that has a new look to it, people take notice. And the Hertz Rent-A-Racer car just looks fast. I think it will stand out, especially among all the cars that will have really cool throwback paint schemes that weekend in Darlington.”

Darlington will have a throwback theme for its events this weekend. The track will host the XFINITY Series' VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 on Saturday.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 8/30/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners:


N-Y Mets 5, Boston 4
N-Y Yankees 20, Atlanta 6
Oakland 7, Arizona 4, 11 Innings


Toronto 9, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 9, L.A. Angels 2
Minnesota 7, Houston 5
Chi White Sox 6, Seattle 5, 11 Innings
Texas 6, Baltimore 0


Colorado 5, Pittsburgh 0
Washington 7, Miami 4
San Diego 9, Philadelphia 4
Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 7, San Francisco 5
Chi Cubs 2, L.A. Dodgers 0 (Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter)


Houston 27, New Orleans 13
Arizona 30, Oakland 23

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Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reconsider the lifetime ban of Chicago White Sox star "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the MLB Hall of Fame.

According to a post on the Facebook page of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Manfred determined that "it would not be appropriate for [him] to re-open" the matter of Jackson's eligibility for the Hall of Fame.

"It is not possible now, over 95 years since those events took place and were considered by Commissioner [Kenesaw Mountain] Landis, to be certain enough of the truth to overrule Commissioner Landis' determinations," Manfred wrote.

The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum says that Manfred's letter was dated July 20, and that a response from the museum about ten days later has gone unanswered.

Jackson was placed on baseball's ineligible list for his role in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which the White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series.

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Reds power past Cubs as 4-run 6th leads to 13-6 win
     CHICAGO (AP) - Eugenio Suarez and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers in a four-run sixth inning and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of two late Chicago errors in a 13-6 victory over the Cubs on Monday night.
     Duvall, who was called up from Triple-A earlier Monday, snapped a 5-5 tie with his pinch-hit homer off Cubs reliever Justin Grimm (2-4), who surrendered all four runs in one-third of an inning. Grimm started the inning by walking Ivan DeJesus Jr. and then gave up the home run to Suarez that tied it.
     The Reds, who entered Monday having lost five of their last six, used the rally to erase a two-run deficit.
     Cincinnati tackled on six unearned runs in the ninth off Chicago relievers Travis Wood and James Russell after second baseman Starlin Castro committed two of his three errors in the inning.

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