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NBA will not fine Jazz owner Miller

The NBA has determined there will be no further action taken against Jazz owner Larry H. Miller for his involvement in a scuffle last week with fans at the Delta Center.NBA spokesman Jan Hubbard said Monday that upon further review league officials had determined no further action was necessary.

By mutal agreement Miller and the league had already decided that Miller should miss two home playoff games.

Olajuwon expected to be named MVP

HOUSTON - Houston center Hakeem Olajuwon was expected to be named the league's Most Valuable Player in a press conference, set for noon (MDT), Tuesday at The Summit.

Olajuwon, who led Houston to a 100-88 win over the Jazz Monday night in the Western Conference Finals with 31 points, has already been named the league's Defensive Player of the Year. He finished third in the NBA in scoring (27.3), fourth in rebounding (11.9) and second in blocks (3.71).

Against the Jazz, Olajuwon averaged 28.7 points and 11.5 rebounds during the regular season.

BYU faces Ohio State in NCAA baseball

WAC champion Brigham Young University (35-18) will meet Ohio State Thursday morning in the opening round of the NCAA baseball playoffs. The Cougars are in the Atlantic II Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. Ohio State (48-7) is the region's top seed. The four other teams are Florida State (48-20), Central Michigan (38-19), Kansas (39-16) and Jacksonville (38-22). It's a double elimination tournament with the winner joining the winners of the seven other regionals next week at the College World Series. BYU will open with Shane Bloomfield (8-2, 6.58 ERA) on the mound against Ohio State's Matt Beaumont (10-1, 3.80 ERA).