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Stokes honored academically

CINCINNATI -- Former Turner/Carroll basketball standout Leonard Stokes was one 15 University of Cincinnati student-athletes honored with induction into the school's Legion of Excellence Celebrating Academic Victories.

Stokes, who averaged 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Bearcats last season, is a junior general studies major.

The event was a special black-tie gala created by the athletic department to recognize student-athletes who have earned the highest academic success on their respective sports teams.

Holyfield pressing charges

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is pressing charges against a man who allegedly plowed his car through the gates of the boxer's suburban Atlanta home.

Michael D. Copeland of Jonesboro was charged with criminal damage to property.

Copeland told police he was a postal worker and became disoriented Wednesday evening when he felt a burning sensation on his skin, said Maj. Bruce Jordan of the Fayette County sheriff's department.

Officers found literature about anthrax, a bottle of the antibiotic Cipro and a surgical mask on the front seat of Copeland's car, Jordan said.

Copeland was treated at Southern Regional Medical Center and released. The hospital did not immediately know if he was tested for anthrax.

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Ferris Fain, the American League batting champion in 1951 and '52, has died of leukemia in Georgetown, Calif. He was 80. Fain, who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians during a nine-year major league career, died at his home.

Edward Levy, a leading figure in amateur track and field for the New York Pioneer Club, which produced such U.S. Olympians as John Carlos, Ted Corbett, Lou Jones, Bob Beamon and Andy Stanfield, has died. He was 74.

Danny Califf's header in overtime gave the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution in the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament in Fullerton, Calif.

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