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Tyson Hearing Gets Delayed After Doctors Miss Deadline

From Staff and Wire Reports

Mike Tyson will have to wait a little longer to find out if he will be allowed to return to the ring.

Tyson was supposed to go before Nevada boxing authorities Saturday for a final determination on his license. But the hearing was postponed Tuesday because of delays in getting reports on a battery of psychological tests performed in Boston on the former heavyweight champion.

A date for the new hearing probably won’t be determined until Thursday, said Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission.

“It’s a matter of our doctors being able to read the reports and then getting all the commissioners together at one time,” Ratner said in Las Vegas. “I’ll eventually come up with a date.”

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Tyson’s doctors were to have had the reports to the commission by 5 p.m. Monday. But shortly after that time, the commission got a fax saying the reports were not completed and probably wouldn’t be ready until today.

The delay in the commission hearing could threaten plans by Tyson’s advisors for the former champion to have a comeback fight before the end of the year.

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Boxing promoter Cedric Kushner filed suit against fellow promoter Don King in a New York federal court seeking damages of more than $12 million for allegedly inducing Hasim Rahman to pull out of a bout against David Tua scheduled last Saturday.

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Tennis

In her last match as a 17-year-old, Martina Hingis of Switzerland opened the women’s era in the $6.7-million Grand Slam Cup by beating Conchita Martinez, 6-2, 7-5, in Munich, Germany. Hingis turns 18 today.

In the opening men’s matches, Jonas Bjorkman rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the opening set to beat Tim Henman, 7-5, 6-4, and Felix Mantilla beat Nicolas Escude, 6-3, 6-3.

Top-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain defeated Ion Moldovan of Romania, 6-4, 13-11, in the first round of the Mallorca Open clay-court tournament in Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands.

In other matches, fourth-seeded Spaniard Alberto Berasategui defeated Ecuador’s Nicolas Lapentti, 6-1, 6-4, and Sergio Bruguera of Spain was a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Czech Jiri Novak.

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Jurisprudence

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Kimberly Dunbar, a former Notre Dame booster sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $1.2 million from her employer, told school officials she gave an ex-player $5,000 to pay off a sports agent who threatened to expose their contact, ESPN reported.

The network also reported that Dunbar told school officials she paid the way for relatives of several former players to attend games.

Notre Dame spokesman John Heisler would not discuss details of the latest revelations, but told the Associated Press the school had forwarded the new information to the NCAA for review.

A Los Angeles City College basketball player pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in a holdup of the school’s coach.

Ladale Lunnie, 20, is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 4 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dunn, a District Attorney’s spokesman said.

Lunnie and suspended Fresno State basketball player Kenny Brunner, 19, were charged in connection with the May 22 robbery at the college’s Vermont Avenue campus.

Coach Michael Miller told police he was robbed at gunpoint of $1,500.

Due to a lack of evidence, the case against Brunner, who played basketball for one season for Georgetown University, was dismissed.

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Golf

Jim Furyk knocked a three-iron 10 feet from the hole in a sudden-death, closest-to-the-pin, three-way playoff, lifting his team to victory in the $1.8-million Gillette Tour Challenge Championship in Tucker’s Town, Bermuda.

Furyk, Lee Trevino and Michelle McGann finished at 11-under 60, splitting the $450,000 first-place prize in the unusual one-day event that teams players from the PGA, the Senior PGA and the LPGA in a best-ball format.

Payne Stewart, Jay Sigel and Annika Sorenstam tied with Robert Gamez, Gil Morgan and Chris Johnson for second. Each team split $262,500.

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Soccer

Flamboyant Mexican goalkeeper Jorge Campos returned to his native country, leaving the Chicago Fire with Dusty Hudock of the second-division Seattle Sounders as its reserve keeper entering the MLS playoffs.

Because of Campos’ lengthy absence during the World Cup, Zach Thornton assumed the starter’s job for the Fire.

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Miscellany

After launching a campaign last month to get rid of the school’s nickname, Blue Demons, DePaul reversed its decision because of an outpouring of support for it.


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