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Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 12:10 a.m.

Tennessee extends Summitt's contract

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt will keep coaching at Tennessee for at least four more seasons.

    Summitt, who has won six national championships and ranks third among men's and women's college basketball coaches with 837 wins, also received a raise of $74,500 that increases her salary to at least $824,500, according to a contract signed in November and obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.

    Tennessee moved up to No. 1 in the rankings Monday for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The Vols beat then top-ranked Duke 72-69 on Saturday.

    The 51-year-old Summitt's new contract extended the previous one by two years through the end of the 2007-08 season.

    Lawyer: Cyclist said he distributed enhancer

  • PARIS - Olympic medalist Philippe Gaumont told police he used the banned performance enhancer EPO and gave the drug to another cyclist, his lawyer said Monday.

    Gaumont faces possible criminal charges in an investigation focusing on Cofidis, one of France's top cycling teams. Several cyclists have been taken in for questioning, and police have seized male hormones, EPO and amphetamines.

    Promoter wins first round of libel action

  • LONDON - Boxing promoter Don King won the first round of a legal battle with heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis on Monday, when a judge refused to throw out his libel suit.

    King is suing Lewis, his promotions company and American lawyer Judd Burstein. King seeks an apology and unlimited damages.

  • KLITSCHKO BROTHERS: Heavyweights Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are trying to end their contract with their boxing promoter.

    The brothers filed papers in a Hamburg court in hopes of terminating the contract this year with Universum and Hans-Peter Kohl, Universum Box Promotions said Monday.

    Olympian pleads guilty in fatal car wreck

  • SONORA, Calif. - A synchronized swimmer's three-month jail term for vehicular manslaughter was postponed so she can compete in the Athens Olympics.

    Tammy Crow pleaded guilty in the Feb. 16 wreck that killed her two passengers, boyfriend Cody Tatro and 12-year-old Brett Slinger. The three were on their way to a ski resort when Crow lost control of the car.

    Judge Eleanor Provost of Tuolumne County Superior Court postponed the sentence until Oct. 25, allowing Crow to compete in the Summer Games, Aug. 13-29.

    Crow had been drinking the night before the accident, and although she was not legally drunk, prosecutors contended alcohol played a role in the crash.

    Women's team drops 3rd conference game

  • OCALA - Double-figure scoring efforts by Dominique Coleman and Chalecia Miles, as well as the first career double-double for freshman point guard Lindsay Jamison were not enough to pace the Saints past the Central Florida Community College Patriots, as SFCC lost a 79-50 decision to CFCC Monday night at the Patriot Gym.

    Monday's game marked the third consecutive conference loss for the Saints, (10-9; 0-3 Mid-Florida Conference) who were outrebounded 50-38 in the defeat.

    Coleman, the state's second leading scorer, led the way for Santa Fe with 15 points on 7-for-14 shooting, while Miles contributed 13 points and seven rebounds in a 6-for-20 shooting effort.

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