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Published Sep. 16, 2009


MIAMI - Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra are among the basketball operations employees who have accepted up to a 20 percent pay cut in order to avoid layoffs.

The cuts affect everyone in the department, including assistant coaches and scouts. Player salaries are not being affected.

Warriors: The league fined Stephen Jackson $25,000 for telling a magazine he wanted to be traded and had told the front office as much. Players are not permitted to make trade requests publicly.

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boxing:Darren Sutherland, who won a bronze medal for Ireland at the Beijing Olympics, was found hanged at his London home Monday. Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious, Sutherland, 27, was unbeaten in his first four pro fights and was to have appeared at a news conference Tuesday to talk about his next bout on Oct. 16.

soccer:Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his Champions League debut for Real Madrid, a 5-2 victory at Zurich. Manchester United won its opener 1-0 at Besiktas, and AC Milan gained a 2-1 victory in heavy rain at Olympique Marseille.

tennis: The U.S. Open set an attendance record with 721,059 spectators this year. That's slightly above the previous mark of 720,227 set last year. Both tournaments were extended a day because of rain delays.

track:Asafa Powell dominated the field to win the 100 meters in 9.82 seconds and Tyson Gay cruised to victory in the 200 in 20.21 at the Pedro's Cup in Szczecin, Poland.