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Former Ohio State basketball coach Fred Taylor, who coached the Buckeyes to the 1960 NCAA championship, was in critical but stable condition at a Columbus hospital after surgery for a brain aneurysm. Taylor is 71. … Jermaine Watts, who led DePaul in scoring, assists and steals as a sophomore last season, has been dismissed from the school after being charged with drug possession, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Washington Bullets signed Wes Unseld to a five-year contract as vice president and general manager. … Dallas Mavericks guard Tony Dumas faces assault charges after police say he beat and punched his pregnant girlfriend. According to police reports, Dumas, 23, repeatedly hit Georgia Foy, 25, in the face with the back of his hand. … Dick Motta will give up coaching duties but remain with the Mavericks in a consulting role after a group of investors led by land developer Ross Perot Jr. purchased a 67 percent interest in the NBA team from Donald Carter.

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