TRANSACTION OF THE DAY
Announced that the sports information office has been renamed the office of athletic communications.
LAS VEGAS—Freshman forward Chris Richardson won the slam dunk competition at the UNLV Fan Jam by throwing down a lob from a Runnin' Rebel teammate sitting in front of the basket.
FORT WORTH—Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez returns a borrowed sombrero after opening a youth ballpark he helped fund.
Doug Flutie's brand of cornflakes were so hot in Buffalo that stores could not keep them in stock.
MILAN—A French doctor who lives in Italy admitted that he has given the banned drug EPO to Serie A soccer players. Dr. Jerome Malzac, who advocates the use of EPO even during half-times of games, told the Gazzetta delb Sport that he has been questioned by a Turin state prosecutor who is investigating the black market for drugs in Italy.
KEW GARDENS, N.Y.—Former New York Jets defensive lineman Mark Gastineau posted bail at a Queens courthouse to ensure his reappearance there for a trial in November. The charges against him stem from a February assault against a woman he was dating at the time and threats he made in August against another woman, who is now his wife. In the latter case, he was charged with a misdemeanor assault of his then fiancée, Patricia Schorr, and she was issued an order of protection. He married Schorr on Sept. 28 and reportedly skipped a court date to go on his honeymoon.
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SYDNEY—England and Australia clashed in the quarterfinals of the World Wheelchair Championships.
DARWIN, Australia—Australian Rules football player John Darling was banned for seven weeks for smearing his own opponent's face. Northern Territory Greg Trappett said sentence was due incident, may have been concussed at the time.