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Creighton dismisses ex-Palo star Stinnett

Former Palo Verde High standout P’Allen Stinnett has been kicked off the Creighton basketball team by new coach Greg McDermott.

Former coach Dana Altman suspended Stinnett indefinitely in late January for "conduct not acceptable to the team." McDermott announced Stinnett’s dismissal on Monday without comment.

Stinnett would have been a senior next season.

He led the Bluejays with 12.6 points a game as a freshman, and was second on the team in scoring with 12.5 points a game as a sophomore. Last season, Stinnett averaged 9.2 points over 20 games.

Also: Four St. Bonaventure players were fined $250 each after they pleaded guilty in Buffalo, N.Y., to one charge of disorderly conduct in connection to an on-campus fight in which two men were stabbed.

Allegany town court judge David Porter also ordered junior guards Malcolm Eleby and Lewis Leonard, sophomore forward Da’Quan Cook and freshman forward Brett Roseboro to pay $125 each in court surcharges.


California to play 2011 games at AT&T Park

The California football team is moving across the bay for its 2011 home season: to the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark.

The Golden Bears will play up to six home games at AT&T Park in 2011 while Memorial Stadium’s long-awaited retrofit and renovation is finished in Berkeley. Cal also explored using the Oakland Coliseum and Candlestick Park — the homes of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, respectively — for its temporary home.

Also: A football player from Missoula, Mont., died Sunday of a head injury suffered during Eastern Oregon’s spring football game in La Grande, school officials said.

Dylan Steigers, 21, took a blow to the head late in Saturday’s scrimmage, and died at a Boise, Idaho hospital.


Serena Williams wins in longest match of career

Serena Williams saved a match point before beating Vera Dushevina of Russia 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) Monday in the longest match of her career to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters.

The top-seeded American wasted three set points in the first and then faced a match point on her serve when trailing 6-5 in the second, but managed to hold on despite several unforced errors.

Her sister Venus had an easier time in beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia 7-5, 6-3, while second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won her first-round match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.

Also: The United States was upset by Denmark at the hockey world championships in Cologne, Germany, beaten 2-1 for its second straight overtime loss.

The Americans must defeat Finland in the last group game to reach the next round.

A 12-year-old boy has become the youngest bowler to earn money at a Professional Bowlers Association event — but he can’t spend the cash right away.

Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., finished 30th in the PBA’s Canton (Ga.) Open Regional tournament on Sunday, receiving $400 that will be deposited into a scholarship account.

Bowling as a non-PBA member, the sixth-grader had a 2,797 13-game pinfall total for a 215.1 average.

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