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FSU wins 13th straight

Left-hander Matt Lynch struck out a career-high nine as Florida State earned its 13th straight baseball victory, 1-0 over Liberty on Wednesday at Tallahassee.

The game was called with one out in the bottom of the seventh because of rain and lightning.

Lynch allowed four hits and walked two. His career high in strikeouts was eight.

Freshman catcher Tony Richie hit his first career homer in the fifth.

MORE COLLEGES: Hawaii football coach June Jones was released from a Honolulu hospital after sustaining serious head and internal injuries in an auto accident last month. Jones was released Tuesday and was resting at home, the Queen's Medical Center said. Tennessee athletic director Doug Dickey, 68, said he intends to retire next year. In softball, Nebraska's Leigh Ann Walker pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead the Cornhuskers over host Florida State 3-0. Host Tampa swept a doubleheader from Spring Arbor, 2-1 and 13-0. In women's tennis, Kentucky won all six singles matches to shut out host South Florida. The three doubles matches were canceled after the Wildcats clinched the win. Miami beat Santa Barbara 7-0.

CYCLING: Lance Armstrong plans to compete in France next month, ending the possibility he would skip races in the country before the Tour de France because of French officials' drug investigation of his U.S. Postal Service team.

FIELD HOCKEY: The United States lost for the first time in the Americas Cup tournament, 4-1 to top seed Argentina at Kingston, Jamaica.

HIGH SCHOOLS: Detroit police ended an investigation of a football coach accused of paddling students who received poor grades. A prosecutor declined to issue a warrant against Joel Blankenship, a teacher and coach at Murray-Wright High.

HORSES: The Cheltenham Festival, Europe's biggest jump racing meet, was rescheduled for April 17-19. It was postponed because of Britain's foot-and-mouth crisis.

OLYMPICS: The World Anti-Doping Agency told sports organizations to enforce last year's list of International Olympic Committee banned substances because the 2001 list has not been approved.

IDITAROD: Doug Swingley won his third straight sled dog race and his fourth overall. Swingley drove his team 1,100 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 9 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes, reaching Nome at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday.

SOCCER: Bayern Munich and Arsenal gained the last two spots in the European Champions Cup quarterfinals, with the German team beating the English club 1-0. Arsenal advanced because Lyon tied 1-1 at Spartak Moscow, giving Arsenal a better head-to-head record. Twenty-one people were treated at a hospital after crowd violence at a Champions Cup game between clubs from France and Turkey at Paris. The injuries were not serious, and none of the 21 was kept in the hospital overnight, police spokesman Gerard Dubois said. AC Milan fired coach Alberto Zaccheroni and replaced him with former Italy manager Cesare Maldini, a day after failing to qualify for the European Champions League quarterfinals. Los Angeles Galaxy defender Greg Vanney is expected to be out about a month after hernia surgery.

TENNIS: Venus and Serena Williams advanced to a semifinal match against each other at the Masters Series tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Venus overpowered Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-3, and Serena beat Lindsay Davenport 6-1, 6-2, her sixth win in eight matches against Davenport. Anna Kournikova withdrew from next week's Masters Series tournament in Miami with a foot stress fracture.

TRACK AND FIELD: Olympic 400-meter champion Cathy Freeman is taking a year off from competition. "I'm just looking to have a rest," the Australian said.

WINTER SPORTS: Per Elofsson won a men's 10-kilometer freestyle cross-country skiing race under the floodlights at Borlaenge, Sweden, and closed in on his first World Cup overall title. Elofsson leads Johan Muehlegg by 164 points. Each win is worth 100. Two races remain. Julia Tschepalova won a 5K freestyle cross-country race at Borlaenge and moved within 20 points of overall World Cup leader Bente Skari.

_ Compiled from Times wires.