Navratilova reveals diagnosis of noninvasive breast cancer

Tennis great Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with a noninvasive form of breast cancer, and her prognosis is considered excellent.

Navratilova said in a phone interview Wednesday that a routine mammogram in January found a lump, and a biopsy the following month determined it was ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. The nine-time Wimbledon women’s singles champion had a lumpectomy in March and will start six weeks of radiation therapy next month.

“It was such a shock for me,” Navratilova said. “It was my 9/11.”

Navratilova, 53, said she initially wanted to keep her diagnosis quiet, but decided she could help others by going public. She will do a Web chat today in her role as the AARP’s Health and Fitness Ambassador, when she hopes not only to teach participants but to learn from them.


Former Rebels player Ryerson
named UNLV men’s coach

Former UNLV soccer standout Rich Ryerson was hired to coach the men’s team at his alma mater, athletic director Jim Livengood announced. Ryerson, the fifth coach in the program’s history, spent the past two years as an assistant under Mario Sanchez, who resigned in February to take an assistant coaching post at Louisville.

Ryerson was a defender/midfielder for the Rebels from 1983 to 1986, helping UNLV to three NCAA Tournament appearances and three consecutive conference championships. In his junior year, UNLV went a program-best 18-2-2 and was ranked fourth in the nation at the end of the season. He started all 84 games of his college career and still has the school record for most games played and most games started

Ryerson was one of four in his family to play for UNLV, as brothers Kenny, Rob and Tim also suited up for the Rebels.

Also: Arjen Robben scored on a powerful volley in the 74th minute, and Bayern Munich advanced over host Manchester United to reach the European Champions League semifinals.

Despite losing the game 3-2, Bayern Munich became the first German semifinalist since 2002. The aggregate score in the home-and-home, total-goals series was tied 4-4, and Bayern reached the final four because of a 2-1 advantage in away goals.

Bayern will play Lyon, which lost 1-0 at Bordeaux in an all-French quarterfinal but advanced on a 3-2 aggregate.


Ex-Buckeyes RB Clarett moves
closer to release from jail

A judge in Columbus, Ohio, cleared the way for former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett to move to a smaller detention facility, which could lead to his release in a few months.

Asked by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David Fais if he had anything to say, Clarett cleared his throat and said, “I’d like to say I’m humbled.”

Clarett, who led the Buckeyes to the 2002 national championship in his only college season, served 3½ years in prison for aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

Fais said Clarett, 26, had met terms of his original sentencing when he pleaded guilty in September 2006 and permitted the move to Maryhaven, a community-based correction facility.

Also: Florida Derby runner-up Pleasant Prince is the early 3-1 favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Pleasant Prince will start from post six and be ridden by Julien Leparoux for the 1 1/8-mile race over the Polytrack, one of the final preps for next month’s Kentucky Derby.

Super Saver is the early 9-5 favorite for the $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday in Hot Springs, Ark. The colt, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Calvin Borel, drew the No. 1 post for the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep at Oaklawn Park.

Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is probably done for the season after having surgery on his left forearm to repair a lacerated tendon.

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