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Bucks' Yi dodges questions about age

MILWAUKEE — Yi Jianlian finally arrived. His shroud of secrecy continues.

Yi, Milwaukee's top draft pick, joined his new team for his first practice Thursday but again dodged the question that's hounded him since announcing he was coming to the NBA.

Yi's birth certificate lists him as being born Oct. 27, 1987, which would make him 19, but he's long been rumored older.

"I have no comment on that," Yi said through translator Roy Lu.

Yi, a 6-foot-11 power forward, looked sluggish during practice, the Bucks' fourth of training camp.

IVERSON SUED: Allen Iverson said Thursday that officials from a promotions company that sued him knew he wasn't going to show up for a weekend of appearances in Omaha in early August.

"I alerted them that I wasn't going to make it, and I guess they didn't alert the people that's supposed to have been there," the Denver Nuggets star said Thursday.

The complaint filed last week in Douglas County District Court seeks about $44,000 in damages for leaving fans at a youth rally and two nightclubs without their main attraction.

"That's just another situation that I'm not even worried about because I know the truth," Iverson said.

UDRIH BREAKS FINGER: San Antonio Spurs guard Beno Udrih broke his finger in training camp on Thursday and will be limited for a few weeks. Udrih will wear a cast while his left index finger heals, and probably won't be able to do much for three or four weeks, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.