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>Skater takes bronze

It may not be the medal she hoped for, but Kaitlin Hawayek is still bringing home some hardware. The Nardin freshman won bronze at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday in the novice dance category. Along with partner Michael Bramante, Hawayek finished with a final score of 106.64.

Hawayek, 14, takes weekly trips to the Detroit Skating Club to train and took silver with Bramante at the 2010 Ice Dance Championships in Lake Placid. At nationals, Rachel and Michael Parsons from the Washington Figure Skating Club edged the duo out with a first-place score of 112.82.

Elsewhere, 13-year-old Jordan Bauth of Lancaster finished 11th in the novice ladies division.


>Hall upsets Syracuse

Jeremy Hazell led a long-range Seton Hall barrage with 28 points and the suddenly hot-shooting Pirates stunned No. 9 Syracuse, 90-68, in college basketball. It was the Orange's third straight loss.

Syracuse (18-3, 5-3 Big East) had dropped two straight to top 10 conference foes, on the road at Pittsburgh a week ago and on Saturday at home to Villanova before a crowd of 33,736.

Seton Hall (9-12, 3-6), the worst shooting team in the Big East, finished 10 of 17 from beyond the arc and shot 54.1 percent for the game.

Kris Joseph led Syracuse with 17 points.


>Fed Cup team named

Vania King is taking the U.S. Fed Cup tennis roster spot originally expected to be filled by Venus Williams at next month's quarterfinal against Belgium.

U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced King's addition to the team Tuesday, along with the rest of her squad, which includes surprise 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and leading doubles player Liezel Huber.

"I have my same core group returning," Fernandez said in a call with reporters from the Australian Open.

Williams told Fernandez she couldn't participate after injuring her hip at the Australian Open last week.

Compiled from News staff and wire service reports

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