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Originally published April 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM | Page modified April 6, 2011 at 9:34 PM

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Women's ski jumping approved for 2014 Olympic Games

After an unsuccessful legal battle for inclusion at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, women's ski jumping won its place Wednesday on the program for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Olympics

IOC approves women's ski jumping: After an unsuccessful legal battle for inclusion at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, women's ski jumping won its place Wednesday on the program for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

The International Olympic Committee executive board also approved the addition of men's and women's ski halfpipe, mixed relay in biathlon and team events in luge and figure skating.

Proposals for inclusion of slopestyle events in snowboard and freestyle skiing and a team alpine skiing event were put on hold.

Tennis

Wozniacki gets easy victory: Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki opened the Family Circle Cup with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over American Irina Falconi in Charleston, S.C. Other early winners were No. 7 Nadia Petrova of Russia and No. 10 Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.

Querrey upset: Ryan Sweeting escaped six break points in the final game and upset fellow American Sam Querrey 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

College football

Gamecocks suspend QB Garcia: South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia was indefinitely suspended from the team for "unacceptable" behavior, athletic director Eric Hyman said.

Linebacker in critical condition: Devon Butler, a junior Northern Illinois linebacker, was injured critically in an off-campus shooting that apparently involved a drug theft. Two NIU students have been charged in connection with the shooting in DeKalb, Ill.

College basketball

Irving leaving Duke after one season: Point guard Kyrie Irving is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Irving plans to hire an agent, ending his college career.

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Tar Heels' status: North Carolina's big men — junior 7-footer Tyler Zeller and sophomore John Henson — are passing on the NBA for another run at a national championship. The Tar Heels will have to wait a little longer to learn the plans of freshman Harrison Barnes.

Jayhawks staying put: Kansas will have junior guard Tyshawn Taylor and sophomore forward Thomas Robinson for at least one more season, the school announced.

BYU's Rose receives new deal: Brigham Young men's coach Dave Rose probably could have earned more money by leaving but he signed a new five-year contract with the Cougars. His new deal will take him through the 2015-16 season.

Eastern Michigan fires men's coach: Eastern Michigan men's coach Charles Ramsey was fired after six seasons. Ramsey compiled a 68-118 record with the Eagles, including 9-22 last season.

Charlotte women's coach quits: Charlotte women's coach Karen Aston resigned after four seasons and a week after leading the 49ers to the WNIT semifinals. She said she wants to be closer to her family in Arkansas.

Senderoff promoted: Kent State hired Rob Senderoff as its men's coach. Senderoff had been the Golden Flashes' interim coach after Geno Ford left last week to take the job at Bradley.

Horse racing

Premier Pegasus favorite in Santa Anita Derby: Premier Pegasus, a son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, was made the solid 8-5 favorite for the 1-1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby. He drew the No. 8 post.

Jaycito will run in Saturday's $1 million race in Arcadia, Calif., instead of going to New York for the Wood Memorial. That gives Jaycito another shot at Premier Pegasus, who trounced him by 7 ¾ lengths in the San Felipe.

Unbeaten Uncle Mo favored in Wood: Leading Derby contender Uncle Mo was made the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field entered for Saturday's $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.

Soccer

DC United beats Union: D.C. United beat the Philadelphia Union 4-2 in a penalty-kick shootout after the MLS clubs finished overtime tied 2-2 in a wild U.S. Open Cup play-in game in Boyds, Md., that included two ejections.

Sporting KC beats Dynamo: C.J. Sapong scored in the 93rd minute and Sporting Kansas City held on to beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in overtime in College Station, Texas, in the U.S. Open Cup qualifying round.

Man U, Barcelona win: Wayne Rooney scored in the 24th minute to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, and Barcelona routed visiting Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 to close in on a semifinal matchup with Real Madrid.

NHL

Bozak scores 3-on-5: Tyler Bozak became the second player in Toronto Maple Leafs history to score a goal with his team skating two men short. Thirty one years after Darryl Sittler's feat, Bozak matched it when he beat Martin Brodeur with Toronto skating 3-on-5 at 12:42 of the third period at New Jersey.

Sailing

South Korea enters America's Cup: South Korea entered the America's Cup for the first time, one of two teams from Asia that will challenge for the oldest trophy in international sports in 2013 on San Francisco Bay.

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