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COLLEGE HOOPSNo. 2 Ohio State nips

pesky Michigan

William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding on to beat host Michigan, 68-64, last night. The Wolverines (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten) rallied from a 53-41 deficit, pulling within 64-62 after Zack Novak made two free throws with 22.3 seconds left. Michigan then fouled Buford, who made a pair of free throws with 18.6 seconds to play.

TENNISOdesnik returns from

one-year drug ban

Wayne Odesnik won in his first tournament match since serving a one-year suspension for possessing human growth hormone. The former top-100 player began a career comeback on the Futures circuit, the lowest rung of U.S. Tennis Association professional events. Playing in the Plantation Open, Odesnik beat Teodor-Dacian Craciun of Romania, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, to earn his first ranking point of the year.

POLICEDykstra not charged

with sexual assault

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have declined to file criminal charges against retired centerfielder Lenny Dykstra after his housekeeper accused him of sexual assault. Court documents filed last week indicate an apparent lack of evidence that the 41-year-old woman was forced to provide sex to Dykstra on Saturdays as she claims. Prosecutors say the woman, who worked for Dykstra for several weeks, didn't report the accusations until after he failed to pay $2,000 he owed her. The woman told investigators that she complied with Dykstra because she didn't want to lose her job. Dykstra denied the allegations in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, claiming the woman attempted extortion to purchase drugs. - AP


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