Published: Friday, January 30, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 11:50 p.m.
Pitino returns after two-day medical leave
Pitino, 51, underwent tests at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday to determine the cause of a ''urological pain'' that's persisted in his left side for months.
Assistant coach Kevin Willard substituted for Pitino in the fourth-ranked Cardinals' 64-48 win over Houston on Wednesday night.
Sports information director Kenny Klein said Pitino would discuss his condition at a news conference today.on Friday afternoon.
Tallahassee Lincoln coach offering combine
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Lincoln High School (on Trojan Trail in east Tallahassee, south of Mahan Drive and just north of Apalachee Parkway).
In its 20th year, the combine - Florida's largest of the sort - invites coaches and recruiters from more than 100 small colleges. Last year, 240 student-athletes from as far away as northern Georgia and Alabama participated, and 20 were offered scholarships from the 12 colleges in attendance.
For more information, contact Wilson at 850-487-2179, extension 3336.
Baseball approves sale of Los Angeles Dodgers
The $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to McCourt was unanimously approved by baseball owners Thursday, more than 3¶ months after the sides reached an agreement.
Under scrutiny over his finances and a target of local criticism, McCourt made some bold promises at a Dodger Stadium news conference.
''Welcome to a new era of Dodger baseball,'' he said. ''I intend to restore the glory days of Dodger baseball with a team worthy of support from our fans. We've committed not just to buy this team, but to win a world championship.''
Verplank's accuracy, putting earn lead
Verplank solved the TPC of Scottsdale's puzzles with an 8-under 63 Thursday to lead the former Phoenix Open by one stroke over late-charging Phil Mickelson.
Mickelson, four days removed from his victory at the Bob Hope, had six of his eight birdies after the turn and carded a 64.
Verplank breezed through an eight-birdie, mistake-free round on a course many thought favored long hitters.
Frost delayed the start 20 minutes, and 25 players, including Mike Weir at 6-under after 17 holes, were stranded when play was suspended because of darkness. They will finish today before starting the second round.
UCF no match for Florida team
UF improved to 3-0, while UCF suffered its first loss to fall to 2-1. Florida moved to 8-0 against in-state opponents during the coach Andy Jackson era.
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