Originally created 11/30/02

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NFL

Redskins' Trotter out for the year

Redskins linebacker Jeremiah Trotter has a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

Trotter was injured in Thursday's 27-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. An MRI exam revealed a torn ACL that will require reconstructive surgery and up to six months of rehabilitation.

  • Dolphins free safety Brock Marion might be sidelined for Sunday's game at Buffalo because of back spasms. He missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable on the injury report.
  • Marion would be replaced by Shawn Wooden in the starting lineup, coach Dave Wannstedt said.

  • Panthers running back Lamar Smith, charged Thursday night with drunken driving, was put on paid leave by the team for the rest of the season.
  • Smith will paid because the team had no other choice. Under league rules, the Panthers could not have released him because of his arrest. Even if they could have waived Smith, they would have had to pay his weekly salary of $41,176 for each of the remaining five games.

  • Steve McNair sat out most of the Titans' practice with a rib injury, and coach Jeff Fisher said his status for Sunday's game against the New York Giants would be a game-time decision.
  • McNair tossed a few passes with a trainer Friday, but backup Neil O'Donnell took most of the snaps.

    Olympics

    IOC delays decision on three sports

    A vote to drop baseball, softball and modern pentathlon from the Olympics won't come until after the 2004 Athens Games.

    The International Olympic Committee chose Friday to put off a vote that could eliminate a Summer Games sport for the first time since polo in 1936.

    None of the 39 speakers during Friday's debate expressed support for a report that recommended trimming the three from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The report cited limited international appeal and high costs.

    Boxing

    Lewis-Klitschko set for early 2003

    Lennox Lewis will defend his WBC title against Vitaly Klitschko, with the bout expected to take place in late February or early March. Lewis' manager, Adrian Ogun, said the site and exact date will be set as soon as possible.

    Klitschko, who is ranked No. 2 by the WBC, positioned himself up for the bout with a knockout of Larry Donald on Nov. 23.

    Klitschko, 32-1 with 31 knockouts, is a former WBO champion. He is the older brother of Wladimir Klitschko, also a top heavyweight.

    Speedskating

    Disqualification leads to Ohno win

    Olympic champion Apolo Ohno earned his first World Cup victory this season, capitalizing on a disqualification Friday to win the 1,500-meter short-track speedskating race.

    Ohno crossed the line behind China's Li Jia Jun, who was disqualified for impeding skaters in the seventh lap. Ohno finished in 2 minutes, 20.034 seconds.