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Redick pleads guilty to DWI
By TIMES WIRES
Published September 12, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. - Orlando Magic first-round draft pick J.J. Redick pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving charges and received a one-year sentence of unsupervised probation.
The former Duke star also received a 60-day suspended license in North Carolina, $410 in fees and court costs and must perform 24 hours of community service, according to Candy Clark, administrative assistant to District Attorney Mike Nifong.
Redick can serve his community service in Florida and has 90 days to complete it.
Redick was arrested June 13 when he made an illegal U-turn after approaching a license check point near the Duke campus, police said. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11 percent. The legal limit in North Carolina is 0.08.
OTHER NBA: Kendrick Perkins signed a multiyear extension with the Celtics. ... Because neither the Bucks nor the Bulls expressed interest, Toni Kukoc retired.
Federer a lock, Roddick passes Blake
Roger Federer's third straight U.S. Open title guaranteed he'll finish a third consecutive year at No. 1 in the men's rankings. Andy Roddick is No. 1 in the United States again. Roddick's runnerup finish to Federer at the U.S. Open moved him from No. 10 to No. 6, ahead of Tampa's James Blake, who slid from No. 7 to No. 8. Federer has enough of a lead over No. 2 Rafael Nadal that he can't be passed. Maria Sharapova rose one spot to No. 3 in the women's rankings with her first U.S. Open title.
Bulls golfers in sixth at Cougar Classic
The USF women's golf team shot an opening-round 298, good for sixth place at the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, S.C. North Carolina leads the team event at 2-under-par 286. Bulls senior Daniella Ronderos is at even par in a five-way tie for eighth, three strokes behind leader Lauren Hunt of North Carolina. ... Amber Wright was promoted to USF's top assistant softball coach.
Outdoors again: Arizona State will meet Texas Tech in the second-ever outdoor women's college basketball game on Dec. 18 at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Cycling: Howard Jacobs, the attorney for Floyd Landis, disputed the accuracy of the carbon isotope test and asked that doping charges be dismissed, hinting at the Tour de France winner's defense: that his positive testosterone tests did not meet World Anti-Doping Agency standards. ... Two of Lance Armstrong's ex-teammates said they used a performance-enhancing drug when they were getting ready for the 1999 Tour de France. Frankie Andreu and another teammate who requested anonymity because he still works in cycling told the New York Times they never had a positive drug test, and both said they never saw Armstrong take any banned substances.
Horses: Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, bid $8.2-million for Awesome Humor, a son of Storm Cat, at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky. The bid was the second highest in the history of the sale, trailing only the $9.7-million Maktoum spent on a still-unnamed son of Storm Cat and Tranquility Lake last year.