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Meyer recovering from surgery

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OSU's Meyer has surgery, is back today

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had a short medical procedure over the weekend.

A school spokesman said the surgery was to remove fluid from a cyst on Meyer's brain. The cyst was originally discovered in 1998 when Meyer was an assistant at Notre Dame.

The operation was to alleviate headaches that the former Florida coach had been experiencing the past few weeks.

The school said Meyer was doing well and would be on the field when Ohio State begins spring drills today.

college BASEBALL

USF-FSU series opens tonight

South Florida (9-2) faces No. 2 Florida State (8-1) in a two-game series beginning at 7 tonight at USF Baseball Stadium. Game 2 is at 3 Wednesday. FSU leads the all-time series 68-16. RHP Peter Miller of Lutz starts tonight for FSU.

TENNIS

Davenport makes Hall

Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport leads the latest class of inductees in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Davenport, 37, will be joined by five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck, coach Nick Bollettieri, executive Jane Brown Grimes and broadcaster John Barrett. The ceremony will be held July 12 in Newport, R.I.

SOCCER

U.S.-Ukraine match still on

The U.S. men's team will face Ukraine in Larnaca, Cyprus, in a friendly on Wednesday despite the upheaval in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Monday night. The friendly is part of the United States' preparation for this summer's World Cup.

ENGLAND: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is expected to be banned from several matches after being charged by the Football Association with improper conduct for head-butting an opposing player. Pardew already accepted a formal warning and a fine of $168,000 following his confrontation with Hull midfielder David Meyler on Saturday.

MLS: New York Red Bulls general manager Jérôme de Bontin resigned for personal reasons. The team had the league's best record last season before being eliminated by Houston in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

ITALY: Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Inter Milan defender Juan Jesus were banned for three matches for punching opponents.

Et cetera

GOLF: Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, said Monday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career after this season.

SKATING: U.S. Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White will skip the world championships in Saitama, Japan, on March 24-30. Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton will take their spot.

PARALYMPICS: The United States will not send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The move is in retaliation for Russia's military advances in Ukraine.

Times wires

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