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MIAMI - The father of Miami PG Shane Larkin said his son is leaning strongly toward entering the draft.

"All indications are he's going into the draft unless he has an epiphany," baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin said. "All of the information he has received is that this is the time for him to come out. He's not 100 percent committed. But if nothing changes, he's going to declare for the draft."

Barry Larkin added an announcement will come Sunday.

As a sophomore, Larkin averaged a team-high 14.5 points in leading Miami to its first ACC regular-season and tournament titles.

Connecticut: G Shabazz Napier, who scored a team-high 17.1 points per game as a junior, will stay in school.


USF rallies in 10th, stays atop Big East

TAMPA - Redshirt freshman Nik Alfonso (Tampa Catholic) hit a run-scoring fielder's choice in the bottom of the 10th to give USF a 4-3 win over St. John's. The Bulls (27-15), who lead the Big East at 11-2, trailed 3-0 in the sixth but tied it on a two-run homer by senior Kyle Copack (Newsome). Left-hander Lawrence Pardo, in relief of starter Jimmy Herget, pitched three shutout innings for the win.

Pittsburgh: Three football players - Drew Carswell, Khaynin Mosley-Smith and Eric Williams - were suspended after their house was raided as part of a drug sting. Police said an undercover agent bought several bags of heroin from another man at the home.


Borel elected to Hall of Fame

Jockey Calvin Borel and five horses were elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Borel, 46, is the only jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times in a four-year span: 2007 with Street Sense, 2009 with Mine That Bird and 2010 with Super Saver. Housebuster won 15 of 22 starts and the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Sprinter in 1990 and 1991. Invasor won 11 of 12 starts, including the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2006. Lure won 14 of 25 starts, including the Breeders' Cup Mile in 1992 and 1993. McDynamo won 17 of 34 starts and retired as the leading career earner in steeplechases. Tuscalee won 39 of 89 starts, including a record 37 in steeplechase.

Et cetera

Soccer: Liverpool's Luis Suarez will not appeal a 10-match ban for biting an opponent during a Premier League game. He'll miss the last four games of this season and the first six of next.

Tennis:Rafael Nadal won twice to reach the semis of the Barcelona Open. He beat Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in a match postponed a day by rain then Albert Ramos (who also played earlier Friday) 6-3, 6-0. Nadal faces Milos Raonic. ... Maria Sharapova blew a 4-1 third-set lead but beat Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the semis of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. She faces Angelique Kerber, while Bethanie Mattek-Sands faces Li Na.

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Lacrosse in St. Petersburg

What: Major League Lacrosse season opener: Rochester Rattlers vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks

When/where: 7:30; Al Lang Stadium

Tickets: $10-$30; available at

Notable: This is the second MLL event in Florida after last season's All-Star Game in Boca Raton. ... Chesapeake, based in Annapolis, Md., is the defending champ of the eight-team league.