Sports briefs: Everett continues progress

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett says he is encouraged by his recovery from a severe spinal cord injury. “I have shown significant progress in my recovery,” Everett said in a statement released by Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. “But I am also fully aware that the recovery from this type of injury I have sustained is filled with many peaks and valleys.”

Kidd accused of groping woman

New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd has been accused of harassing and groping a 23-year-old woman at a Manhattan nightclub. A spokesman for the former Cal star said the accusation was “a complete fabrication and it is sad that someone would make something like this up.” A police official confirmed news reports that the woman told police Kidd approached her inside the club and, without warning, grabbed her crotch.

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