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Baylor's female dunker Griner

suspended for throwing punch

Brittney Griner, the freshman dunking sensation for No. 14 Baylor, has been suspended for at least two games after throwing a punch that broke the nose of Texas Tech's Jordan Barncastle on Wednesday night.

Lady Bears' coach Kim Mulkey said in a statement issued Thursday that Griner will be suspended for one game in addition to a one-game suspension mandated by NCAA rules.

Griner will miss Sunday's matchup against No. 18 Texas and Baylor's Big 12 Tournament opener.

Hoyas' Freeman has diabetes

Georgetown's leading scorer, Austin Freeman, has been diagnosed with diabetes, leaving his status uncertain.

Freeman practiced Wednesday and yesterday after missing Monday night's loss to West Virginia. He was also limited in Saturday's loss to Notre Dame.

Coach John Thompson III said he is virtually certain that Freeman will play again this season.

Celebrating students arrested

Police in College Park, Md., say they arrested 28 people, including 23 students, when a rowdy celebration got out of hand after Maryland beat No. 4 Duke Wednesday night.

NBAFacial surgery for Terry

Mavericks guard Jason Terry is scheduled to have surgery today after taking an elbow to the face from Corey Brewer during Wednesday night's victory over Minnesota. Terry, who is averaging 17 points, was called for a foul even though he was sprawled on his back with a bloody nose. Brewer was dribbling toward midcourt when they collided.

Rough day for Iverson

Allen Iverson's wife filed for divorce Tuesday, the same day the Philadelphia 76ers announced that the All-Star guard would not return for the rest of the season. Tawanna Iverson said their 81/2-year marriage is "irretrievably broken."

Iverson left the team in February to be with his family and deal with an undisclosed illness affecting his 4-year-old daughter, Messiah.

HORSE RACINGBritish colt tops GothamEngland-based Awesome Act, the 7-2 early-line favorite, will make his career debut on dirt in tomorrow's Grade III, 1 1/16-mile Gotham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct . . . The New York Racing Association will offer stakes purses of $10.9 million at Saratoga, down 2.6 percent from last year. The 40-day meeting will begin Friday, July 23, and end Labor Day, Sept. 6. GOLFTwo share Honda lead

Nathan Green and Michael Connell each shot 5-under 65s to share a one-shot lead after one round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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