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TARPLEY REPORT: Roy Tarpley, banned from the NBA for drug and alcohol use, repeatedly failed drug tests while at the University of Michigan, a former teammate charges.

Leslie Rockymore, who played at Michigan from 1981-85, told The Detroit News in Sunday's editions that despite his drug use, Tarpley was allowed to play by coach Bill Frieder.

In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Frieder denied Rockymore's accusations.

Rockymore also told the newspaper that the booster at the center of an NCAA investigation into the Michigan program first surfaced during Frieder's tenure, about a year before Steve Fisher was hired.

PLAYER DIES: An 18-year-old Florida Atlantic University basketball player collapsed during stretching exercises at practice Sunday and died in Boca Raton, Fla.

Walter Turner, of Miami, was unconscious but breathing as athletic trainers worked on him. Turner was declared dead at 2:50 p.m. at Boca Raton Community Hospital, about 45 minutes after he collapsed.


WOMAN OF YEAR: Lisa Ann Coole, a swimmer at the University of Georgia, was named NCAA Woman of the Year for her academic and athletic achievements and community service.

Coole was 1996 national champion in the 100-yard butterfly and a member of Georgia's champion 200-yard freestyle relay team in 1995. She was a three-time medalist in the World University Games.


PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS: Victor Petrenko edged Rudy Galindo to win Saturday night's U.S. Professional Figure Skating Championships. Brian Boitano finished third.

Petrenko had a combined score of 196 for his technical and artistic programs. Galindo finished with a 195.5 score, and Boitano 194.7.

Kristi Yamaguchi won the ladies' competition with a final score of 196.7. Denise Biellmann was runner-up at 194.5, and Nancy Kerrigan third at 194.1.

Horse racing

JOCKEY GOLD CUP: Jerry Bailey, who chased Skip Away home on the great Cigar in the 1996 Jockey Club Gold Cup, joined Skip Away in the winner's circle after the $1 million race Saturday at Belmont Park.

With Bailey riding him the first time this year, Skip Away zoomed home in 1:58 4-5 for the 11/4 miles, beating Instant Friendship by 61/2 lengths.


ATP CZECH INDOORS: At Ostrava, Czech Republic, eighth-seeded Karol Kucera of Slovakia beat Magnus Norman in the final of the $975,000 ATP Czech Indoors when the seventh-seeded Swede retired after the first set because of injury. With the victory, Kucera collected $137,000.

EUROPEAN INDOORS: At Zurich, Switzerland, fourth-seeded Lindsay Davenport defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 to win the $926,000 European Indoor Championships, her fifth title this season.


JAPANESE BOXER DIES: Japanese boxer Akira Taiga, who fell into a coma after getting knocked out in the Japan national junior welterweight title match, died six days later of brain damage, Japan's Boxing commissioner said today. The 23-year-old Taiga was the 27th Japanese professional boxer to die from wounds inflicted in the ring since the commissioner's office was set up in 1952, spokesman Machiko Saito said.


NITTANY LION SIDELINED: Penn State fullback Aaron Harris will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after seriously injuring his knee Saturday in the Nittany Lions' 16-15 victory over Minnesota, a doctor said Sunday.


CHICAGO MARATHON: Khalid Khannouchi of Morocco burst on the long-distance running scene in record time.

Khannouchi made a stunning marathon debut Sunday by winning the LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon with the fourth-fastest time ever. Meanwhile, Jerry Lawson finished in seventh place but still set an American record.

Khannouchi's time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds set a course record, breaking the mark of 2:07:13 by Steve Jones in 1985.

For the second straight year, Marian Sutton of Britain was the women's winner in 2:29:03.