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Center Michal Pivonka of the Washington Capitals was suspended for three games and fined $1,000 by National Hockey League vice president Brian Burke for a high-sticking incident in Game 7 of the Caps’ playoff against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Snowslides in the Italian Alps injured 10 people, buried cars and blocked the course in the Tour of Italy cycling race. Pascal Richard won the shortened stage, near Chianale, and his Swiss countryman, Tony Rominger, held to his big lead, almost clinching the race… . Stephon Marbury, the highly recruited basketball point guard from New York City who has signed with Georgia Tech, could be in violation of NCAA rules by accepting use of a car, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today… . Quin Snyder, who played on three Final Four teams at Duke, was hired as an assistant to coach Mike Krzyzewski at the Durham, N.C.

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