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Retired NBA point guard Kenny Anderson was charged in South Florida with leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

Anderson, 41, was arrested late Sunday after crashing into two trees and walking away, Miramar, Fla., police said in a report. He was briefly jailed before posting bond.

Anderson left a bar before crashing his SUV, and a police officer went to his home and advised him to return to the scene, the report said. Anderson later told police that a blown tire caused him to lose control. The report said all four tires were blown out and the rims were bent.

Anderson’s breath smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred, the police report said. Anderson also said he had a few drinks before the crash.

Anderson was not charged with driving under the influence, a Miramar police spokeswoman said.

Also: Ohio State coach Thad Matta still isn’t sure when star forward Jared Sullinger will play in his next game.

Matta said Sullinger is able to run, jump and shoot but still hasn’t recovered enough from back spasms that have kept him out of the last two games, including Saturday’s 78-67 loss at No. 13 Kansas.

The Buckeyes (8-1), who remained No. 2 in the rankings, play South Carolina-Upstate (6-4) at home tonight. They play at South Carolina on Saturday.

Matta said Ohio State officials are trying to take it easy with the 6-foot-9-inch All-American, who he said begged to play against the Jayhawks.


Hopkins-Dawson bout called
no-decision, commission rules

The California State Athletic Commission overturned Bernard Hopkins’ second-round, technical knockout loss to Chad Dawson on Oct. 15, declaring the bout to be a no-decision.

The commission’s move means the 46-year-old Hopkins still has never lost a fight by stoppage in his 23-year career.

Referee Pat Russell initially ruled Dawson hadn’t fouled Hopkins when he crouched and rose up underneath the leaning champion and pulled him to the canvas at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hopkins said he couldn’t continue after separating his shoulder in the fall.

Dawson already kept his light heavyweight title belt when the WBC returned it to him five days after the fight. The WBC decided the fight was a technical draw.

Hopkins said justice was served by the commission’s ruling, and he hopes to fight again early next year.


Child sex-abuse victim: Parents
must be trained to trust signs

Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy, who was sexually abused by a junior coach in Canada, told Congress that the key to preventing abuse is training adults who oversee youth sports to trust their “gut feeling when they sense something is wrong.”

“Punishing the bad guys makes us feel good, but it does not fully solve the problem,” Kennedy said at a Senate hearing.

Kennedy testified on the same day that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing on child sex-abuse chargers in Pennsylvania. Sandusky, who faces more than 50 counts related to the sexual abuse of 10 boys in a 12-year period, has acknowledged horsing around and showering with boys but has denied sexually abusing them.

Last week, Kennedy’s former coach, Graham James, pleaded guilty in Canada to sexual assaults involving two former players, including NHL star Theoren Fleury.

Also: Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Giroux’s symptoms have gotten worse since he suffered a head injury against Tampa Bay last week.

Giroux leads the NHL with 39 points and has led the Flyers to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

Former NHL player Matthew Barnaby avoided jail time and potential deportation to Canada by pleading guilty to four violations related to the Dec. 5 New York drunken-driving arrest that got him fired from ESPN.

A judge sentenced him to 100 hours of community service speaking to schoolchildren, alcohol abuse counseling and $1,950 in fines and surcharges.

Rapid Redux tied a North American thoroughbred record for most victories in a calendar year, winning his 19th straight race — in a 1 1/16-mile starter allowance run at Maryland’s Laurel Park — to match the mark set by Citation in 1948.

It may have been Rapid Redux’s last race, however. His trainer, David Wells, would like to retire the 5-year-old gelding at the end of the year.

Rapid Redux has won 21 consecutive races dating to 2010.

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