Sporting digest: American football

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Orlando Brown, of the Cleveland Browns, was suspended indefinitely by the National Football League yesterday for shoving a referee to the ground in Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Pro Bowl, on 6 Febuary in Honolulu, sees the inclusion of two rookies. Running back Edgerrin James of Indianapolis and defensive end Jevon Kearse of Tennessee will start for the American Football Conference. Veteran quarterbacks Rich Gannon of Oakland and Steve Beuerlein of Carolina also join the squad for the first time.