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Published: Fri, July 5, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



LOCAL

Ex-SRU coachlands new job

GREENSBORO, NC -- Former Slippery Rock University men's basketball coach Anthony Jones will become an assistant coach at UNC Greensboro.

Jones, 44, was 56-125 in seven seasons at Slippery Rock and was named league coach of the year in 1999-2000.

WBVP returns to airGeneva football

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- WBVP will cover the Geneva College football in the fall.

The first eight games will covered live, as well over the Internet at wbvp-wmba.com.

The final three games will be aired based on availability and scheduling with the WPIAL football playoffs.

Geneva will kickoff the 2002 season Sept. 5 against California, Pa. at 7 p.m.

REGION

Plaxico Burresscan avoid jail time

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A public intoxication charge against Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress will be dropped if Burress stays out of trouble for the next year, a Virginia Beach court ruled Wednesday.

Burress, 24, and his younger brother Carlos were arrested in early May near the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Plaxico Burress was charged with public intoxication, while his brother was charged with assaulting a police officer.

Carlos Burress, 23, allegedly elbowed the officer in the face as he tried to put handcuffs on his brother. He has posted a $3,500 bond and has been released. A trial date for him has not been set.

The case was automatically reviewed by the NFL Players Association, which said Plaxico Burress will likely undergo treatment as a result. Stacy Robinson, the group's director of player development, would not elaborate as to what kind of treatment he'd receive.

Burress made 88 receptions for 1,281 yards and six touchdowns last season.

NATION

Urbina pickedto replace Martinez

NEW YORK -- Boston reliever Ugueth Urbina was picked Wednesday to replace teammate Pedro Martinez on the American League roster for next week's All-Star game.

Urbina, 28, has 21 saves, and also has a 2.70 ERA and an 0-3 record.

It will be his second All-Star appearance. He was on the 1998 NL All-Star team when he was with Montreal.

Carew calls forsteroid testing

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Famer Rod Carew has called for random steroid testing of baseball players, the touchy subject of Senate hearings that is also weighing heavily in major league contract negotiations.

Carew said he first suspected anabolic steroid use in the early 1990s when he was batting instructor for the Anaheim Angels, However, he noted that no Angels players seemed to take the drugs.

Carew told the Los Angeles Times current high salaries drive players to break the rules.

Rangers keepgoalie Mike Richter

NEW YORK -- Mike Richter signed a two-year contract to stay with the New York Rangers, capping a spending spree that saw the team add three key free agents this week worth $80 million.

Richter will reportedly make $8 million.

WORLD

Appeals suspended

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Russian cross-country skiers Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova, who tested positive for drugs at the Winter Olympics, suspended their appeals against disqualification.

The two agreed with the International Committee that they should first complete another, linked case -- that of Lazutina's suspension by the International Ski Federation.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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