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PRESIDENT RESIGNS: Robert Wickenheiser is out as St. Bonaventure's president as the university tries to sort out a growing scandal in the men's basketball program.

The university's board of trustees unanimously requested and received Wickenheiser's resignation Sunday, and also placed athletic director Gothard Lane and coach Jan van Breda Kolff on administrative leave, pending a review of the program.

The board appointed the Rev. Dominic Monti, the school's professor of church history, as interim president. Assistant coach Billy McCaffrey was appointed the team's interim coach.

VILLANOVA SUSPENDS 12: Villanova suspended 12 basketball players, including leading scorers Gary Buchanan and Ricky Wright, on Saturday for allegedly making unauthorized telephone calls.

The senior guard and six other teammates were on the bench in street clothes for Villanova's near upset of No. 7 Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Wildcats had the ball and a chance to win in the final seconds, but lost 56-54. The suspensions, ranging from three to eight games, were staggered, allowing Villanova to field a seven-man team.


PACIFIC LIFE OPEN: Top-seeded Kim Clijsters and 2002 champion Daniela Hantuchova advanced to the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open after posting straight-set wins Sunday.

Clijsters, who lost to Serena Williams in the 2001 final of the tournament, withstood the challenge from Francesca Schiavone to win 7-5, 6-4.

Hantuchova, who beat Martina Hingis for the title last year, won her eighth match without a loss on the slow hard court of Indian Wells Tennis Garden by beating Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, 7-6 (4), 6-2.


DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC: At Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Robert-Jan Derksen, the first alternate until Tiger Woods decided to skip Dubai for safety reasons, birdied the 18th hole for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory Sunday over Ernie Els in the Dubai Desert Classic.

He was in tears as he left the 18th green, even though Els still had a chance to catch him.

Derksen was not even ranked among the top 3,000 in the world going into the tournament. He never had finished in the top 10 at a European tour event, and only four months ago made it through qualifying school for the sixth time.

MASTERCARD CLASSIC: David Eger birdied three of the last four holes to win the MasterCard Classic by a stroke Sunday for his first Champions Tour title.

Eger, seventh after Saturday, shot a 7-under 65 to finish at 12 under and take home the $300,000 first prize.

CLEARWATER CLASSIC: American Ryan Palmer won in his second Nationwide Tour start, shooting a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory in the Clearwater Classic on Sunday.

Palmer, who had a course-record 9-under 63 on Friday, finished with a 17-under 271 total on the Clearwater Resort course. The former Texas A&M player earned $110,520.


BOWE ARRESTED: Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe was arrested on a domestic violence charge, less than a week before he was to begin serving prison time for abducting his first wife and their five children.

He was arrested Saturday after Prince George's County police received a report of a disturbance at a home in suburban Maryland.

Officers found Bowe's current wife, Terri, and other people at the home. Bowe was not there, but police found him in his car about 10 minutes later and arrested him, said Officer Debbie Sabel, a police spokeswoman.

The 35-year-old Bowe was charged with several counts, including second-degree assault, and was taken to jail.


U.S. WINS UNDER-17: The United States got a goal from 13-year-old Freddy Adu and beat Guatemala 3-0 Sunday to win its qualifying group and advance to the FIFA Under-17 World Championship.

John DiRaimondo opened the scoring in the 42nd minute and Adu made it 2-0 in the 70th. Jamie Watson added the last goal in the 88th minute.

The United States has seven points in CONCACAF's Group A. Previously, the United States defeated Jamaica and Guatemala and tied El Salvador. The United States advances to the FIFA championship in Finland in August.

FORMULA ONE: Formula One opened a new season under new rules, producing a striking result: Michael Schumacher failed to finish among the top three.

In a sport ruled by the German driver and his Ferrari team, the Australian Grand Prix was won by David Coulthard on Sunday (Saturday night EST). It marked the first time in 20 races Schumacher was not on the podium.

Schumacher, coming off the greatest season in F1 history, won 11 races last year while his Ferrari team captured 15 of 17 events. The last time he was not first, second or third was at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in 2001. He was trying for his fourth straight win in Australia.


BYU QUALIFIERS: The BYU track and field teams nationally qualified in two more events over the weekend at the University of Washington Last Chance Qualifier in Seattle, Wash.

Sophomore Kip Kangogo won the 3,000-meter run in a time of 7:52.40 and automatically qualified for nationals. Kangogo has also provisionally qualified in the mile. The women's distance medley team, which includes Jennifer Rockwell, Aneta Lemiesz, Jaime Cottle and Kassi Andersen, automatically qualified for nationals with a time of 11:17.4.

Both the men's and the women's teams will compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., March 14-15.