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Sports in brief

NHLPeca, 35, retiring

Michael Peca said Tuesday he is retiring after 13 seasons in the NHL. The 35-year-old forward spent last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets and was unsigned this year. Peca was part of two Stanley Cup finalist teams - the 1999 Buffalo Sabres and 2006 Edmonton Oilers. He played three seasons for the Islanders from 2001 through 2004. He also played for Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton and Buffalo. In 864 games, he had 176 goals.


Many athlete deaths

At least 30 members of Haiti's soccer federation, including an undetermined number of players, died in the country's earthquake, regional soccer authorities said. In addition, the president of the Dominican Olympic committee said he was told by his Haitian counterpart that at least seven Haitian athletes from Olympic sports died. The soccer dead included referees, coaches, administrators and medical officials, the Caribbean Football Union said. Haiti's federation's headquarters collapsed during last week's quake.

SOCCERDempsey's injury

The U.S. soccer team got good news when Fulham said Clint Dempsey's injured right knee won't need surgery. The 26-year-old attacker from Texas was injured during Sunday's English Premier League game at Blackburn, and Fulham manager Roy Hodgson had feared Dempsey had torn his posterior cruciate ligament. - APCOLLEGESSBU beats Albany

Sam Landers scored 11 points to lead the Stony Brook women to a 46-37 home win over Albany. Stony Brook is 5-13, 3-3 America East. Julie Forster of Huntington led Albany with 14 points.

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