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Glavine takes job with Braves

Former Braves and Mets pitcher Tom Glavine, 43, officially retired and rejoined the Braves as special assistant to team president John Schuerholz. Glavine, 305-203 with a 3.54 ERA from 1987-2008 before the Braves released him last summer, occasionally will assist general manager Frank Wren and manager Bobby Cox. He will be on the Braves' radio pregame show and game broadcasts.


Calhoun returns to Huskies

Jim Calhoun returned to his University of Connecticut coaching duties after a medical leave of more than three weeks forced him to miss seven games. His medical condition has not been disclosed. The Huskies are 14-10 overall, 4-7 Big East.

Probe of Binghamton complete

A four-month investigation into troubles in the Binghamton athletic department found school officials failed to act when problems arose, including dubious enrollments and lax enforcement of academic standards for athletes. It recommends hiring an "athletic oversight officer" for the entire State University of New York system with oversight on admissions, academic progress, behavior of student-athletes and rules compliance.

Hofstra women win

Nicole Capurso scored 19 points off the bench and Sam Brigham added 17 for host Hofstra (14-10, 7-5 CAA) in a 74-66 win over Virginia Commonwealth.

Prahalis has 11 assists in Ohio St. win

Samantha Prahalis of Commack had 11 assists and nine points in No. 7 Ohio State's 75-45 win over Purdue that locked up a share of a record sixth straight Big Ten title.


Kahne, Johnson win qualifiers

Kasey Kahne has won the second Daytona 500 qualifying race, holding off Tony Stewart to prevent Chevrolets from sweeping the first two rows. Kahne will line up his Ford in the second row of Sunday's race next to Jimmie Johnson, winner of the first qualifying race.


Deal to sell Rams in works

The majority owners of the St. Louis Rams have agreed to sell the team to an Illinois businessman who doesn't want to move the team. The Rams confirmed the pending sale to Shahid Khan of Urbana, Ill. A sale must be approved by a 75 percent vote of NFL owners. Khan, 55, is president of an auto parts manufacturer, Flex-N-Gate, in Urbana. - AP

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