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Abuse case leads to hall suspension

NEWPORT, R.I. — Former doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been suspended from the International Tennis Hall of Fame after an investigation into allegations he sexually abused girls he coached, and his legacy has been stripped from the institution, officials said Thursday.

The Hall's executive committee voted unanimously to suspend Hewitt indefinitely after an outside investigation deemed credible the allegations, Hall CEO Mark Stenning said.

Hewitt, from Australia, won several Grand Slam events during the 1960s and 1970s, and was inducted into the Hall in 1992. The 72-year-old lives in South Africa; contact information could not be found by the Associated Press.

Basketball

Holdsclaw jailed in assault case

Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw was in jail in Atlanta, charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage and reckless conduct in a dispute with a woman, police said. Her bond was set at $10,000.

Jennifer Lacy, who described herself as Holdsclaw's former girlfriend and who plays for the WNBA team in Tulsa, told police Holdsclaw followed her as she drove to a friend's house Tuesday, then got out of her car with a baseball bat and smashed the windows in her Range Rover. Holds­claw then produced a handgun, fired inside the SUV and fled, the police report said. Lacy, 29, was not injured.

Holdsclaw, 35, of Smyrna, Ga., played 12 seasons in the WNBA. She was the No. 1 selection in the 1999 draft out of Tennessee, where she led the Vols to three straight national titles.

Holdsclaw has talked about battling depression early in her pro career. She now is a spokeswoman for Active Minds, an organization that works with students on mental health issues.

Soccer

USF men win NCAA opener

Host USF beat Florida Gulf Coast in penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA men's tournament. The Bulls (8-5-5) host Tulsa at 6 p.m. Sunday in the second round. The score was 0-0 after regulation and overtime. Senior Leston Paul put a shot off the fingertips of diving goalkeeper Nathan Ingham to give the Bulls a 5-3 penalty kick win. "Score," Paul said, asked what was going through his mind.

NCAA women: Tonight in second-round action, Florida hosts UCF and FSU hosts Texas Tech. Both games start at 7.

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nhl: Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested the league and players union take a two-week break from negotiating a labor deal. The union hadn't responded late Thursday but maintained it still was willing to meet at any time as the lockout hits its 62nd day today. "If indeed (the owners) do not want to meet, it will be at least the third time in the last three months that they have shut down the dialogue," union lawyer Steve Fehr said. "What does that tell you about their interest in resolving this?" Said deputy commissioner Bill Daly, "We don't have a negotiating partner that has any genuine interest in reaching an agreement." The sides haven't met since Sunday.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer; Times wires

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