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Sports in brief

By DEBI JONES and Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times,
published November 3, 2001


Status of UF's Moss undecided

Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan said Friday Adrian Moss has not decided if he will be a redshirt freshman next season.

Moss did not play in the Gators' preseason game Thursday night.

"This is a decision he has to live with and he has to feel comfortable with it," Donovan said. "I just wanted to let him know that this is an option for him."

The Houston native initially signed with Southwest Texas State but the NCAA released him from his letter of intent.

MORE COLLEGES: No court date has been set for Florida RHP Joey Simon of Tampa who was arrested Sept. 19 on charges of felony grand theft. The sophomore admitted to stealing about $3,000 in rims and tires. ... Fox Sports Net Florida released it's 2001-02 basketball schedule, which includes 11 South Florida games. The men will play eight times on FSN and the three women's broadcasts will be aired the day after the game. ... Union's Juliana Filipe set the record for career soccer goals, scoring four times in a 6-0 win over Cumberland in Hopkinsville, Ky. Florida Tech's Richard Sharpe held the record since 1993 with 137 goals. Filipe has 141. ... The Fiesta Bowl basketball tournament in Tuscon, Ariz., was renamed the Fiesta Bowl Classic in Honor of Bobbi Olson. Olson is the late wife of longtime Arizona coach Lute Olson. ... Cincinnati backup center Derek Hollman is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery to repair his left shoulder and could miss the basketball season. ... FSU junior forward Katelyn Vujas has a left foot stress fracture and could miss the start of the basketball season. ... The UCF women's soccer team beat host Jacksonville 2-0. ... The Florida men's tennis team won 10 of 13 matches at the Bulldog Scramble in Athens, Ga. Miami won four of 12. ... North Carolina State redshirt sophomore Terah James will miss 2-3 weeks of basketball with a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee. ... Maryland beat EA All-Stars 98-80 in preseason basketball.

TENNIS: Jennifer Capriati jeopardized her No. 1 ranking, losing to Sandrine Testud at the Sanex Championships in Munich, Germany. Lindsay Davenport could finish the year at No. 1 by beating Kim Clijsters. Serena Williams beat Belgium's Justine Henin. ... Yevgeny Kafelnikov faces Sweden's Andreas Vinciguerra in a Paris Masters semifinal. France's Sebastien Grosjean meets Sweden's Tommy Haas.

HORSES: Exogenous was euthanized after complications from a brain hemorrhage the filly suffered when she fell entering the track at Saturday's Breeders' Cup Distaff at Belmont Park. ... Here's Zealous won the $54,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct in New York. ... Katy Kat won the $46,800 feature race for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. ... I Love Silver won the $75,300 Skywalker Handicap in Arcadia, Calif.

SKATING: American Sarah Hughes won the women's short program in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Michelle Kwan was second.

BOATS: Illbruck, the yacht that won the first leg of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race in Cape Town, South Africa, was fined $1,500 for improperly putting a weed cutter on its stern drive. ... The final heats of the Key West Worlds offshore championship powerboat race will take place today -- a day early -- because of Hurricane Michelle.

OBITUARY: John J. Walsh, the coach who led Wisconsin to eight NCAA boxing championships and 35 individual titles, died at age 89 in Madison.

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