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Thursday, July 20, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Briefs: Duke quarterback is suspended

College football

Asack is suspended for season for plagiarism, 3 others dismissed: Duke quarterback Zack Asack was suspended for the season for plagiarism while Blue Devils coach Ted Roof dismissed three other players for breaking team rules, school officials said Wednesday.

Wide receiver Deon Adams, safety Andreas Platt and offensive lineman Joe Suder were dismissed from the program, though the school did not specify the rules that were allegedly violated.

Asack, a sophomore, will be eligible to return to Duke next summer.

"I made a mistake and am remorseful," he said. "I take full responsibility for my actions. I wish the team well and look forward to returning next summer. I love it here at Duke."

Asack started six of the last seven games for Duke last season, finishing with a team-high 966 yards passing.

Tennis

Qualifier eliminates Safin: Wesley Whitehouse, a 27-year-old South African ranked 512th in the world, upset ex-world No. 1 Marat Safin of Russia 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the RCA Championships in Indianapolis.

Whitehouse, who has battled a series of injuries since turning pro in 1997, had won one ATP Tour match before making the Indianapolis event as a qualifier.

Safin, who fell to 12-12 in singles matches this year, said, "I have to work on a lot of things."

Schnyder advances: Defending champion Patty Schnyder of Switzerland overwhelmed American qualifier Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the third round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Mason, Ohio.

NHL

Retired Daneyko faces DUI charges: Ken Daneyko, a former New Jersey defenseman who played for the Seattle Breakers of the Western Hockey League from 1981 to 1983, was arrested for drunken driving in May and will face charges next month.

Daneyko, 42, retired in 2003 after a 20-year NHL career. He took a leave during the 1997-98 season to confront an alcohol-abuse problem.

Daneyko appeared in Sparta (N.J.) Township municipal court Monday. The case was not settled, and Daneyko is scheduled to appear again Aug. 7.

Flyers sign Sanderson: Geoff Sanderson, 34, a two-time All-Star who scored 25 goals for Phoenix last season, signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Flyers center Keith Primeau, 34, said he will attempt a comeback despite lingering symptoms from a concussion that sidelined him last season.

Horse racing

Barbaro remains in stable condition: For six straight days, the reports on Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro have been good. Good vitals, good attitude, stable condition.

Dr. Dean Richardson is looking beyond those daily updates.

"His condition is not likely to change really fast any time soon," said Richardson, the chief surgeon attending the colt at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. "We're in a marathon at this point. The issue is months, not days. He has a long, long way to go."

Barbaro shattered his right-hind leg early in the May 20 Preakness, and is being treated for the often-fatal hoof disease laminitis in his left-hind leg.

"I'd be laughed out of the profession if I said this horse's prognosis is anything but poor," Richardson said.

Jazil injured: Belmont Stakes winner Jazil has a leg injury and will miss the Aug. 26 Travers at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Rowing

Sudduth dies: Andrew Sudduth, who rowed on eight national and Olympic teams in the 1980s, died Saturday in Marion, Mass., of pancreatic cancer. He was 44.

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