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GW's Moore Is Sidelined Indefinitely

Thursday, October 26, 2006

George Washington sophomore forward Cheyenne Moore is out indefinitely because of a stress fracture in his left tibia.

Moore, a native of Baltimore, transferred to GW from Clemson and is eligible to play after sitting out last season. A 6-foot-5 forward, Moore averaged 6.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in 32 games as a freshman for Clemson in 2004-05 and was expected to figure prominently in the Colonials' rotation this season. . . .

Ricardo Patton is through waiting for a contract extension.

"Today I am announcing that this is my last year as head coach," the University of Colorado men's basketball coach said yesterday at the beginning of the team's annual media day. "I will neither seek nor accept an extension of my contract."

Patton, whose deal expires on July 1, 2007, said he was doing this for his players.

"We have a large, outstanding freshman class and a talented team this year. Our players need to focus on adjusting to the rigor of academics at CU and the level of competition in the Big 12 without being distracted by speculation regarding my contract," he said.

Patton is 177-140 in 10 years at Colorado. He guided the team to two NCAA tournament berths.

· BASEBALL: Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano , still feeling pain in his elbow, has stopped his rehabilitation and may consider surgery.

Liriano left the team's facility in Fort Myers, Fla., and was to consult with doctors. He began working out there earlier this month, trying to get healthy enough to pitch in winter ball.

Gene Mato , one of Liriano's agents, said Tuesday the pitcher felt it was necessary to "reevaluate his situation." Neither Liriano's agents nor the Twins immediately returned calls yesterday. . . .

Joe Girardi will not be a part of the New York Yankees' 2007 coaching staff, but he still could end up at Yankee Stadium in a different capacity next year.

Girardi, recently fired after a year as the Florida Marlins manager, chose to stay off the field next season to be a broadcaster, perhaps for the YES Network.

· CYCLING: A new Italian-Russian cycling team is interested in signing American rider Tyler Hamilton , who recently completed a two-year doping ban.

Hamilton, 35, tested positive for blood doping at the Spanish Vuelta in September 2004. He finished his suspension on Sept. 22. Hamilton has long denied engaging in blood doping.

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