Ohio State announces shortfall in revenues

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith confirmed Sunday the Buckeyes’ athletic department will lose money during the fiscal year ending June 30.

Smith said revenues are down between $300,000 and $500,000 this year for the winning men’s basketball team. He did not know how much the department is expected to lose in total.

Smith said it’s only the second time to his knowledge that the department will lose money.

To offset the loss, Smith told The Associated Press that ticket prices for football and men’s basketball would be raised by $1, except for students’ tickets.

Also: The UNLV men’s tennis team beat Nebraska 4-3 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Cornhuskers took two of three matches to win the doubles point, but the Rebels (4-0) won four of the six singles matches.

Elliot Wronski beat David Bendheim 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, and Wronski teamed with Luca Barlocchi in an 8-5 upset of the 17th-ranked duo of Bendheim and Calin Paar.

Wesley Burrows got the match-clinching win at No. 4 singles.

Italee Lucas, a former Centennial High School standout, scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half to help No. 10 North Carolina defeat North Carolina Central 98-45 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Lucas made her first five shots — all 3-pointers.

Florida State wide receiver Preston Parker was released from jail after posting a $500 bond.

Parker was arrested early Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla., and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police arrested the 21-year-old after officers found him passed out in his car in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane.


Big League Weekend tickets on sale today

Tickets for this year’s Big League Weekends at Cashman Field go on sale at noon today at the Cashman Field box office.

Tickets also can be purchased by calling TicketMaster (474-4000) or through

The Cubs and White Sox play March 4 and 5, at 7:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m., respectively. The Colorado Rockies and the Seattle Mariners meet on April 3 and 4, at 7:05 p.m. and 12:10 p.m., respectively.

Also: Ken Korach, the former voice of UNLV men’s basketball, agreed to a two-year extension to remain the radio play-by-play voice of the Oakland Athletics.

Korach, a part-time Las Vegas resident, is entering his 14th season in the booth for the A’s.


Celtics forward Perkins hit with $10,000 fine

The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Kendrick Perkins $10,000 for a flagrant foul on the Pistons’ Jason Maxiell during a win at Detroit on Friday.

Perkins, who was ejected for the foul, said he would not appeal.

Also: Lindsey Vonn won her first Super-G race in two years with a dominant performance in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, to extend her overall World Cup lead.

The win, following Vonn’s slalom victory Friday, was a major boost two days before the World Championships open in Val d’Isere, France.

Complications forced doctors in Innsbruck, Austria, to stop a procedure to wake Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht from the induced coma he was put in following a World Cup downhill training crash 10 days ago.

The 25-year-old reigning super-combined world champion is being given artificial respiration to deal with the complication affecting his lungs.

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