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Fri., March 20, 1998

Misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment charges against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were dismissed by a judge who ruled the retired basketball star complied with orders to complete 36 hours of anger management counseling… . Bill Walton will continue as an NBA broadcaster for NBC through 2002.

Steve Green, suspended last week for hitting one of his players, has resigned as Purdue baseball coach… . Ricky Craven will miss the TranSouth 400 Sunday at Darlington, S.C., and could be out of action for as long as three months after doctors determined he has post-concussion syndrome from a crash last April… . Cliff Barker, who played in the NBA with the old Indianapolis Olympians after winning the NCAA championship as a member of Kentucky’s “Fabulous Five,” has died at 77.



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