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Sports in brief

By DORAN CUSHING and Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 14, 2001


AP: UF's Dupay aided in friend's gambling

Former Florida guard Teddy Dupay is listed as an uncharged co-defendant in a sworn complaint, accused of giving information about the Gators to a friend who allegedly bet on basketball games.

Dupay would not face criminal charges based on the information in the complaint, the Associated Press reported.

Last Friday, Florida declared Dupay ineligible when university police said they closed their investigation "into allegations of minor gambling infractions by a University of Florida student."

Dupay is not said to have bet on games, only to have provided information to his friend, the Associated Press reported. Dupay and the friend are the only names listed on the complaint. The friend's name wasn't reported by the Associated Press.

MORE COLLEGES: Texas Tech men's basketball coach Bob Knight was interested in canceling a game against the Hoosiers and playing Purdue, coached by Gene Keady. Keady told the Journal and Courier of Lafayette the game won't happen this year. ... The Jacksonville Volleyball Invitational, scheduled this weekend, was canceled because of travel constraints. JU's women's soccer team beat host Georgia State 3-0.

CYCLING: David Millar won the sixth stage of the Tour of Spain in Torrelavega, covering the 112.9-mile leg in 4 hours 2 minutes 36 seconds. Oscar Sevilla retained the overall lead.

TENNIS: The U.S. Tennis Association asked India to postpone this month's Davis Cup match. The match is scheduled Sept. 21-23 in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Top-seeded Monica Seles beat Tatiana Panova 6-1, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the Brazil Open. Jelena Dokic, the No. 2 seed, eliminated Samantha Reeves 6-3, 6-2. ... Second-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov beat Stefan Koubek 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the President's Cup in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Top-seeded Marat Safin ousted Marc Rosset 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). ... Top-seeded Andrei Pavel and No. 2 Albert Portas were upset in the second round of the Gelsor Open clay court tournament in Bucharest, Romania. Pavel was beaten 6-0, 6-2 by Tomas Behrend, and Portas lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) to Albert Montanes. Officials canceled today's matches.

AUTOS: A Wednesday night flash fire in a storage room at the race shop of Petty Enterprises in Level Cross, N.C., broke out while crewmen Mike Root and Rich Parks were cleaning up spilled gasoline. Root suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms and legs and is in stable condition at Baptist Hospital. Parks was treated for a laceration to his head and a minor burn to his hands. ... The German Bild reported two-time champion Mika Hakkinen will retire from Formula One at the end of this season.

BOXING: Clinton Woods earned a title shot against Roy Jones Jr. by scoring a unanimous decision over Yawe Davis in Sheffield, England, in a WBC light-heavyweight eliminator.

GOLF: Carol Semple Thompson won her third straight U.S. Senior Women's Amateur title, taking the final two holes on her home course in Sewickley, Pa., for a 2-up victory over Anne Carr. ... Kemp Richardson won the U.S. Senior Amateur championship in St. Louis, beating Bill Ploeger 2 and 1. ... Rob Johnson shot 9-under-par 62 for a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Canadian Tour's Bayer Championship in Sarnia, Ontario. ... The Florida First Coast Show in Tampa Bay will be moved to Nov. 10-11. ... Al Kelley shot par 71 to take a first-round lead in the North Florida PGA Quarter Century Club Championship in St. Petersburg.

SOCCER: FIFA started its Under-17 World Championship following promises of increased security in Trinidad and Tobago. Croatia beat Trinidad 2-1.

OLYMPICS: Skiing champion Hermann Maier could be released today from the hospital where he is recovering from a motorcycle accident. ... Saying skaters felt unsafe about travel, U.S. Speedskating decided to keep the short-track team home from races in China and Japan.

SAILING: Due to the threat of bad weather associated with Tropical Storm Gabrielle, the Bruce Neubauer Optimist Regatta scheduled at the Admiral Farragut Center on Saturday and Sunday has been postponed a week.

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