UPDATED: Madeleine McCann’s family have this evening played down a possible sighting of the missing child in India.Local police are said to be investigating after a British woman spotted a girl who appeared to resemble Madeleine in a market in the city of Leh in northern India on Friday night. A French woman and a Belgian man who were with the girl insisted they were her biological parents but police took their passports to check, the Chandigarh Tribune newspaper reported.It is understood that the private detectives hired by Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, to continue looking for their daughter are not currently planning to travel to India but will liaise with local police.McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “The private investigators currently searching for Madeleine have been aware of this report from India for several days, and have been working to establish its veracity.“So far unfortunately there is nothing to suggest that this sighting is any more credible than any of the many others we have had over the last four-plus years.” Madeleine was nearly four when she went missing from her family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3 2007 as her parents dined with friends nearby.The family had spent their Easter holidays the month before here in Co Donegal – Gerry McCann’s parents are from the county.MADELEINE: COUPLE INSIST GIRL IN INDIA IS THEIR DAUGHTER was last modified: July 28th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Ryan Swope’s NFL career ended pretty much before it began.Selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the former Texas A&M wideout fell in the draft due to a history of concussions in college.Unable to get back onto the field after suffering from concussion-related symptoms during the team’s OTAs earlier in the summer, the team decided to place the rookie on the reserve-retired list. “We knew Ryan has a concussion history in college and understood that it could possibly be an issue,” said Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim in a press release. “But weighing all the elements — the medical information available, the particular position in the draft — it was a decision we were comfortable making. As it turned out, he had a setback after he got here. Over the course of the subsequent evaluations, we all decided that Ryan’s long-term well-being was the number-one priority and this was the best course to take.”Swope released a statement via his representation, Rep 1 Sports, on Twitter Thursday.“As a result of a concussion I suffered during OTAs, I was advised by doctors that there were serious risks in returning to play football at this point. It has been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL but my long-term health interests outweigh my current goals for football. Because of that, I am electing to retire from the game for now and then reassess my future after this season. In the meantime, I plan to return to Texas A&M to pursue my degree. I want to thank the Arizona Cardinals organization for the opportunity and their support. I wish the team much success this season.” 0 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Swope recorded 252 receptions for 3,117 yards and 24 touchdowns in college.