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LANDIS QUESTIONS TEST: Tour de France champion Floyd Landis renewed his attack Tuesday on the credibility of the French lab that conducted follow-up tests on his backup urine samples and reportedly found traces of synthetic testosterone.

"If it's going to be objective, the least you could do is send it to a lab that doesn't have motivation to confirm their work in the first place," Landis said on CBS' "Early Show."

On Monday, the French newspaper L'Equipe reported Landis' "B" samples had traces of synthetic testosterone. Landis refused to confirm the results and said the leaking of results to L'Equipe was yet another result of unethical maneuvers engineered by those who want him stripped of the Tour title.


MORRISON SEEKS LICENSE: Former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, who retired 11 years ago after a positive HIV test, has applied for a boxing license in Texas. Television station KRIV in Houston reported that Morrison is scheduled to fight Dale Ortiz on Friday. His license is pending with the state, officials said.


WIMBLEDON UPS PURSE: Wimbledon will be the richest Grand Slam in history, with both the female and male champion earning $1.4 million.

The only Grand Slam tournament on grass will offer total prize money of $22,572,011, an increase of 8.7 percent, organizers said Tuesday. The increase reflects the recent change to pay women the same as men from the first round to the final for the first time since Wimbledon began offering prize money in 1968.


ANGEL STILL WAITING: Still waiting for a work visa, Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel watched the New York Red Bulls practice for a second straight day on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old former star with Aston Villa of the English Premier League can't practice with the Red Bulls of the MLS until he gets the visa. He will not make the trip for Thursday night's match in Dallas, team spokesman Brian Tsao said.

College hoops

YOUNG DECLEARS: Georgia Tech forward Thaddeus Young entered his name in the NBA Draft yet could return for his sophomore season because he hasn't hired an agent.

Coach Paul Hewitt said Tuesday that Young submitted his name to learn more about his status from NBA personnel.

FOX REPRIMANDED: Nevada basketball coach Mark Fox was reprimanded by the Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday for unsportsmanlike conduct with referees during two games in March. He was spared a fine or suspension by the league. The more serious of the two incidents involved Fox yelling profanities and appearing ready to use force toward a police officer and game officials after the Wolf Pack lost to Utah State in the WAC tournament on March 9 at Las Cruces, N.M.


MELLANBY RETIRES: Atlanta captain Scott Mellanby retired Tuesday, less than a week after the Thrashers were swept in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Mellanby, 40, ended his 21-year career after Atlanta made the playoffs for the first time in its seven-year history, but lost four straight games to the New York Rangers.