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A judge sentenced track coach Trevor Graham to one year of home confinement Tuesday for lying to federal sports doping investigators.

Graham once coached Marion Jones, Tim Montgomery and several other elite athletes who later were banned for taking banned drugs.

It's the second time this month that U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston turned down federal prosecutors' calls for prison time for a sports figure caught lying about involvement with performance-enhancing drugs. Former elite cyclist Tammy Thomas received a similar sentence of six months of home detention for lying to a grand jury about steroid use.

Slugger Barry Bonds is slated to stand trial in March on similar charges.

Graham thanked his attorneys and said little else when given an opportunity to make a statement.


Roddick rolls past Mahut in Lyon opener

Top-seeded Andy Roddick had 18 aces and did not face a break point in beating Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in the first round of the Lyon (France) Grand Prix. Second-seeded Richard Gasquet and third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced. Roddick, the 2005 Lyon champion who said a knee injury sustained Monday during doubles play has healed, next plays fellow American Robby Ginepri, who ousted defending champion Sebastien Grosjean 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4.

SWISS INDOORS: Top seed Roger Federer capitalized on a strong serve to beat 86th-ranked Bobby Reynolds6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 in the first round in Basel, Switzerland. Federer did not face a break point.

ST. PETERSBURG OPEN: Fifth-seeded Marin Cilic and seventh-seeded Mario Ancic lost in the first round in Russia. Qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin saved two match points and ousted Cilic 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6). Jeremy Chardy beat Ancic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

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AUTOS: The governing body of motorsports and Formula One reached a deal to cap the cost of engines supplied to smaller teams as part of a plan to save money during the global financial crisis. The Associated Press reported that the cost of engines supplied to independent teams will be limited to $13.2-million a year. The change means smaller teams will receive 25 engines a season, each to last for three race weekends rather than two.

football: The Arena League delayed Tuesday's dispersal draft and free agent signings pending a meeting between the league and its players union. A spokesman wouldn't identify issues to be addressed.

OBITUARY: Harry Mangurian Jr., a former Celtics owner and a renowned horse breeder in Ocala, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale of leukemia. He was 82.

LAPCHICK AWARD: Three Hall of Fame basketball coaches will receive the inaugural Joe Lapchick Character Award. Pat Summitt, Lou Carnesecca and Dean Smith will be honored next month.