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Dunlap to coach Bobcats

A person familiar with the decision says the Charlotte Bobcats have hired St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap to be their new head coach.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday because an official announcement was still being planned for the next two days.

The Charlotte Observer first reported the story.

Dunlap was not one of the team's three finalists. They were former Utah coach Jerry Sloan, Indiana assistant coach Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder.


Spain, Italy advance

Spain and Italy advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Championship with victories in Group C yesterday.

In Gdansk, Poland, Jesus Navas scored in the 88th minute to give Spain a 1-0 win over Croatia.

In Poznan, Poland, Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli scored for Italy in a 2-0 victory over Ireland.

Brief lapse costly

Denmark forward Nicklas Bendtner was banned for one 2014 World Cup qualifying match and fined $126,000 by UEFA for revealing an unofficial sponsor's name on his underwear while celebrating a goal during Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Portugal.


Prince out 6-8 weeks

Chicago Sky guard and WNBA leading scorer Epiphanny Prince will be out six to eight weeks with a fractured right foot that will require surgery. Prince, who was hurt Saturday, was averaging 22.3 points.

MEDIASchilling takes leave

Curt Schilling is taking a leave of absence from his job as an analyst for ESPN after his video gaming company filed for bankruptcy. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said on Twitter that the network and retired pitcher "mutually agreed" to the leave as he works through "his business issues." -- AP

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