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Paper says Lucas will be 76ers coach

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers will name former San Antonio Spurs coach John Lucas as their new coach and general manager today, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.The team will introduce Lucas at a press conference today, one day after 76ers owner Harold Katz met with Lucas in Philadelphia, the newspaper said, quoting unidentified sources close to the team.

Judge won't shorten Mike Tyson's sentence

INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Tyson woke up in prison again today, serving yet another day of his six-year term for rape after a judge refused to shorten his sentence.

His plea for leniency and testimony Monday by friendly witnesses who said he was ready for life on the outside failed to convince Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia J. Gifford.

The judge said Tyson had failed to meet education requirements that might have entitled him to early release.

While Gifford praised the former heavyweight boxer for his efforts to improve himself, she remained baffled by his refusal to admit to what she called "inexcusable behavior."

Tyson admitted only to acting rudely toward Desiree Washington, the beauty contestant who accused him of rape three years ago.

Capriati to enter counseling program

MIAMI - Jennifer Capriati has agreed to enter a drug-counseling program to settle a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, a prosecutor said Monday.

A memorandum for deferred prosecution has been filed to admit the 18-year-old tennis star to a program run by The Advocate, a nonprofit agency used by Dade County courts to dispose of minor criminal cases.

Acquaintances claimed Capriati used crack cocaine and heroin during a weekend of partying at a Coral Gables motel in May.