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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 6, 2001


Camacho out on bail after cocaine arrest

Boxer Hector Camacho was released on $5,000 bail Monday after his arrest at a Manhattan nightclub on charges of cocaine possession.

Camacho was in the New York City area, attorney David S. Zapp said. Camacho, born in Puerto Rico, grew up in East Harlem. He is due back in court Friday.

Police with a search warrant raided the Latin Palace in East Harlem early Sunday and arrested Camacho, 38, and 12 others on drug charges. Narcotics detectives had been investigating the Latin Palace for months for alleged drug use, police said.

Camacho was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

MORE BOXING: Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, daughters of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, will fight June 8 at the Turning Stone casino in Verona, N.Y..

TENNIS: Andre Agassi extended his lead in the ATP Champions Race after reaching the Sybase Open final, and last year's No. 1, Gustavo Kuerten, entered the top 10 for the first time this year. ... No. 2 Lindsay Davenport cut Martina Hingis' lead atop the women's rankings after winning the State Farm Classic.

GOLF: Tiger Woods stayed atop the rankings for the 81st week in a row, matching the second-longest stint by Nick Faldo. Greg Norman holds the record at 96 weeks.

SOCCER: The sport's ruling bodies and the European Commission reached an agreement on the player transfer system that left players' representatives repeating their threat to take legal action. The accord signaled the end of the European Union's direct involvement in negotiations, two years after it asked the sport's world governing body, FIFA, to bring its rules into line with European law.

COLLEGES: Righthander Josh Daws struck out 11 in 72/3 innings, but host Jacksonville lost 9-6 to Austin Peay in baseball. Daws tied a career high in strikeouts. ... Jay Cavanagh shot a first-round 73 to help South Florida to seventh place among 18 schools at the LSU Spring Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. USF shot a team round of 298, seven strokes off the lead, held by Tulsa. Shad Muth of Texas-Arlington and Michael Sims of Rhode Island were are tied for the individual lead at 2-under-par 70. ... South Florida's John Vigue and Charlotte's John Maine were named Conference USA pitchers of the week.

PEOPLE: Olympic gold medalist and former Dallas Cowboys receiver Bob Hayes had his prostate removed after six weeks of radiation treatments for cancer. Hayes' sister, Lena Johnson, told the Dallas Morning News' online edition that her brother has liver and kidney ailments as well. Hayes, the only man to win a gold medal and a Super Bowl ring, was listed in stable condition at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

SLED DOG RACING: Linwood Fiedler took the lead in the Iditarod Trail race. He was the first musher to reach the Rohn checkpoint, 272 miles from Anchorage, in the 1,100-mile race to Nome. He arrived at 2:55 p.m. Three-time champion Martin Buser was second, nearly two hours later.

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