IN BRIEF

HOCKEY

Wranglers gain road win over RoadRunners

Kelly Czuy and Peter Ferraro scored twice Thursday night, leading the Wranglers to a 5-2 road victory over the Phoenix RoadRunners in an ECHL game.

Las Vegas (31-9-7) got its seventh win in eight games.

Brandon Kaleniecki also scored for the Wranglers, and goalie Kevin Lalande (10-3-2) made 41 saves.

Also: The Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Rob Blake on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Blake, 38, is expected to be out for about two weeks.

Dallas Stars defenseman Sergei Zubov was placed on injured reserve because of a groin injury. The 37-year-old has missed seven games.

Former Canadiens great Guy Lafleur pleaded not guilty in Montreal to a charge of giving contradictory testimony at his son’s bail hearing last year.

Lafleur’s son, Mark, is in jail facing more than 20 charges, including sexual assault of a minor and uttering threats.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Georgia suspends guard for three games

Georgia guard Billy Humphrey was suspended for three games after being arrested for underage drinking, his second arrest in less than three months.

Humphrey, the team’s second-leading scorer, was arrested in Athens a few hours after the Bulldogs lost their fourth straight game Wednesday.

The 20-year-old junior will miss Georgia’s game at Florida on Saturday and home games next week against South Carolina and Tennessee.

Humphrey was jailed in November for a felony weapons charge after campus police discovered a knife in his dorm room.

Also: Florida State senior guard Isaiah Swann will be out indefinitely because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Swann was injured during the Seminoles’ 65-55 victory Wednesday over Miami.

MISCELLANEOUS

Santa Anita to get two straight Breeders’ Cups

The Breeders’ Cup will be at Santa Anita the next two years, the first time thoroughbred racing’s showcase event will be run at the same racetrack in consecutive years.

The Breeders’ Cup awarded the 2009 edition to Santa Anita on the same day the Arcadia, Calif., track announced it was canceling racing for an eighth time this season because of drainage problems with the new Cushion Track.

Track officials said today’s racing would be canceled because of a one-day delay in the last phase of renovating the surface plagued by rain-related problems.

The first Breeders’ Cup on a synthetic surface is scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 at Santa Anita.

Today’s nine-race card will be redrawn and run Wednesday.

Also: Paul Hamm was in first place after the opening session of the Winter Cup Challenge at the Las Vegas Sports Center, the first U.S. men’s meet this year on the road to Beijing, and his first full meet since he won the all-around gold medal at the Athens Olympics four years ago.

Hamm’s score was 92.8, 3.8 points better than the next-best finisher, Raj Bhavsar. The finals are scheduled for Saturday.

UNLV senior Elena Gantcheva became the first Mountain West Conference women’s tennis player to be named player of the week seven times.

Rebels junior Elliot Wronski was named MWC men’s tennis player of the week for the fourth time.

West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart dismissed three players charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.

Linebacker John Holmes, defensive lineman James Ingram and running back Ed Collington were kicked off for violating team rules.

Jyoti Randhawa of India shot a 7-under-par 65 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Indian Masters in New Delhi.

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