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Wallace back for Pistons

By wire services
Published October 25, 2004

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Antonio McDyess had 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Pistons rallied for an 82-75 NBA preseason win over the Jazz on Sunday night.

Rasheed Wallace returned for Detroit after missing four games with a sore back. He finished with 13 points, including nine in the fourth quarter.

OTHER GAMES: Marcus Camby had 15 points and 13 rebounds in three quarters, helping host Denver beat Indiana 98-80. ... Jamal Crawford scored 22 to help host New York defeat Dallas 102-86. ... Gilbert Arenas had 20 points and six rebounds to lead host Washington over Charlotte 97-85.

COLLEGES

FSU, UF tie for seventh

Florida State and Florida tied for seventh and South Florida tied for 14th at the Paladin Golf Invitational in Greenville, S.C., won by host Furman. FSU's Whitney Brummett finished tied for fourth at 218 for 54 holes, five strokes behind winner Monique Gesualdi of Furman. Tiffany Chudy (223, tied for 27th) led the Gators and Christina Jones (222, T18th) topped the Bulls. Florida International finished 17th and Miami tied for 18th.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Seniors Katie Calvin , Melanie Moody and Amy Pfitzinger scored on Senior Day to lead host Tampa (9-3-1, 5-1-1 Sunshine State Conference) over Florida Tech 6-0. ... USF (4-8-2, 3-5-0 C-USA) lost to host TCU 1-0.

TENNIS: FSU's Jeff Groslimond lost to Duke's Ludovic Walter 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the National Indoor Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... UF's Alex Liles , a freshman from Largo, lost to UM's Megan Bradley in the ITA Region Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

VOLLEYBALL: Freshman Marcie Hampton had 12 kills and 13 digs as visiting UF (18-2, 10-0 SEC) defeated South Carolina 30-16, 30-22, 30-21 for its NCAA record-extending 140th consecutive conference win.

TENNIS

Sharapova defeated

Alicia Molik beat Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for the Swiss-com Challenge title in Zurich, snapping the Russian's 12-match winning streak.

MADRID MASTERS: Marat Safin defeated David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Spain and moved closer to locking up a berth in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Houston next month.

SOCCER

San Jose gets leg up

Dwayne De Rosario and Craig Waibel each scored to lead host San Jose to a 2-0 victory over Kansas City to open the first-round MLS Western Conference series. The Wizards host Game 2 of the home-and-home, total-goals series Saturday.

OLYMPICS

Annus gives back medal

Hammer thrower Adrian Annus returned the gold medal he forfeited because of a doping violation at the Athens Games, but said he hopes to get it back after an appeal to the sports world's highest court. The Hungarian was disqualified for failing to take a post-Games drug test ordered by the IOC, which suspected samples he gave in Athens were manipulated.

WINTER SPORTS

Miller wins to begin

Bode Miller 's quest to become the first American in more than two decades to win the World Cup overall title got off to the perfect start with victory by more than a second in the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.

SPEED SKATING: Olympic gold medalist Derek Parra and newcomer Maria Lamb won in West Allis, Wis., at the U.S. Long Track competition. Parra took the 5,000-meter race, the same event he won at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, and Lamb, 18, won the 3,000.

ET CETERA

HORSES: Sulamani overtook Simonas down the stretch, then cruised to a 11/2-length victory at the $1.5-million Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine.

[Last modified October 25, 2004, 02:35:37]


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