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FSN Pittsburgh to televise four Passion games

| Thursday, March 13, 2008

FSN Pittsburgh will televise all four Pittsburgh Passion home games on a tape-delayed basis, beginning with the opener at 7:30 p.m. April 30. Other televised games will be May 5 (against Washington), June 1 (against New York) and June 12 (against Columbus).

College basketball

Kansas State star Michael Beasley was selected national freshman of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Pro basketball

Smush Parker signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

• The injury-depleted Miami Heat signed swingman Bobby Jones to a 10-day contract.

Dog sledding

Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, topping four-time champion Jeff King.

Golf

John Daly missed his pro-am time yesterday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and was disqualified from the tournament.

High schools

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Hockey

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected three-time All-Star Rick Nash as captain.

• Chicago Blackhawks defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended one game without pay.

• Dallas Stars forward Steve Ott was suspended three games without pay.

• Buffalo Sabres enforcer Andrew Peters was suspended one game without pay.

Motor sports

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Olympics

Andy Roddick is skipping the Beijing Olympics, choosing instead to focus on preparing for the U.S. Open.

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