The mother of slain Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy has resolved "potential claims" with the school and will not sue, university officials said yesterday.
Valorie Brabazon's son was missing nearly six weeks before his body was found near campus last summer. His former teammate and roommate, Carlton Dotson, has been charged with his murder.
The university's attorney, Noley Bice, said all parties had agreed not to comment on the resolution beyond a brief statement confirming that Brabazon would not sue the school's current or former employees in relation to the slaying. Bice declined to say whether Baylor would pay Brabazon. "It means we're not going to have a lawsuit, and everything's over," he said.
* TENNIS: Jennifer Capriati and Amelie Mauresmo won comfortably at the Italian Open in Rome. The biggest challenge for both was something they're fairly uncomfortable doing: coming to the net.
The fifth-seeded Capriati dismissed Venezuela's Maria Vento-Kabchi, 6-2, 6-1, in just 45 minutes, before No. 2 Mauresmo faced some resistance in the first set but prevailed against childhood rival Nathalie Dechy, 7-5, 6-3.
Two highly seeded players lost: No. 3 Anastasia Myskina and No. 4 Nadia Petrova. . . .
Kim Clijsters withdrew from the French Open because of a lingering left wrist injury. In a brief statement, the tournament said the Belgian's spot in the draw will go to Catalina Castano of Colombia. Clijsters was the French Open runner-up in 2001 and 2003.
* SOCCER: Newcastle was eliminated from making next season's Champions League after a 3-3 tie at Southampton. The result gave the fourth and final spot from England to Liverpool. . . .
Lazio beat Juventus in the Italian Cup final on a 4-2 aggregate after a 2-2 tie. It's the fourth Italian Cup title for Lazio, which beat Juventus, 2-0, in the first game of the home-and-home, total-goals series.
* RUNNING: Two-time Olympic 5,000-meter runner Bob Kennedy, who holds American records in the 3,000 and 5,000, announced that he plans to run his first marathon on Nov. 7 at the New York City Marathon.
Kennedy, 33, of Indianapolis, was 12th in the 5,000 at the Barcelona Games in 1992 and sixth in Atlanta, and he hopes to make the team for Athens at the track trials in July.
* OBITUARY: Dale Meinert, a star linebacker for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 70.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports