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FSU PLAYER CHARGED: Former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson was charged with one misdemeanor count of gambling, including on games in which he played.

McPherson, who started four games for Florida State last season, placed bets over the Internet on college and pro games during the 2002 football season, the school said.


JAGR OWES TAXES: Jaromir Jagr of the Washington Capitals owes more than $3 million in back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service alleges in a federal tax lien filed in Allegheny County Court.


BREWER PITCHER DIES: Brewers minor league pitcher Augustine Ozorede died last weekend in a car accident outside of his home in Ilorin, Nigeria.

The 18-year-old right-hander signed with the Brewers in May as a free agent. Ozorede, along with catcher Gbenga Olayemi were signed the same day and became the first players the Brewers had signed from Nigeria.

BAKER TO MANAGE N.L. STARS: Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker will manage the National League at this year's All-Star game, Major League Baseball announced.

The game will be played July 15 in Baker's new hometown. It's the first time he's managed the All-Star squad.

Baseball tradition dictates that the managers of the previous season's league champions manage the All-Star teams. As manager of the NL-champion San Francisco Giants in 2002, Baker was expected to be the NL manager.


ST. BONNY BOYCOTTS GAME: One day after St. Bonaventure players voted to boycott the remainder of the season, the school backed them and said the final two games would not be played.

The school was forced Monday to forfeit six Atlantic 10 conference wins for using an ineligible player. The Bonnies then voted to skip the rest of the season.

PLAYER TO FACE FLAG: A Virginia basketball player who turned away from the American flag during the national anthem will now face the flag during pregame ceremonies.

Deidra Chatman turned her back to the flag before the Cavaliers' home game against North Carolina on Sunday, becoming the second women's player to conduct such a protest against U.S. foreign policy. Toni Smith, a senior forward at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., has turned away from the flag before each of her team's games this season.

FRESNO OUT OF WAC TOURNEY: Fresno State will not be allowed to participate in next week's Western Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament after school officials pulled the team from other possible postseason play amid allegations of academic fraud.

The board adopted a new resolution that prohibits a member school from playing in a conference championship tournament if the school is also ineligible for NCAA postseason play in the same sport.

Sled racing

IDITAROD: Norwegian musher Robert Sorlie arrived first at the Tanana checkpoint to keep his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Sorlie left Manley at 4:30 a.m. and arrived at Tanana at 11:55 a.m., about 45 minutes ahead of John Baker. Four-time and defending champion Martin Buser left Manley at 5:01 a.m. and had not arrived in Tanana by midafternoon. Aliy Zirkle left at 6 a.m., and was in fourth.