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LAMPLEY GIVEN PROBATION: Jim Lampley was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of violating a restraining order.

The 57-year-old sports announcer also was ordered to stay away from Candice Sanders, the woman who claimed he attacked her in her Encinitas apartment on New Year's Eve.


LEIPHEIMER STILL LEADS: Jens Voight of Germany outsprinted race leader Levi Leipheimer on Wednesday to win the third stage of the Amgen Tour of California in San Jose.

Voight, the CSC rider who won the 2006 Tour of Germany and took a stage of the Tour de France last year, finished the 94.6-mile ride from Stockton to San Jose in 3 hours, 43 minutes, 44 seconds.


'CANES LOSE COLE: Carolina left wing Erik Cole is expected to miss at least two weeks after tearing a muscle near a hip. He has 25 goals and 26 assists in 57 games.