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February 13, 1992

Syracuse investigators confirm 13 violations

Syracuse's internal investigation revealed that of 38 alleged violations of NCAA rules in its men's basketball program, 13 were valid. Two other cases involved probable wrongdoing, the investigation showed.

Nine of the alleged violations occurred before 1987 and fall outside the NCAA's four-year statute of limitations. The university admitted a violation in only one of those nine instances.

* Jerry Tarkanian, who is stepping down as Nevada-Las Vegas coach at the end of this season, is reportedly a leading candidate to take over at San Diego State. The Aztecs fired Jim Brandenburg on Tuesday and named Jim Harrick Jr. interim coach. Quoting unidentified sources, The Las Vegas Sun said there's a 50-50 chance Tarkanian will take the job. Tarkanian said: "No deal has been made. I'm not making any decisions until after the season."

Baseball

Washington-area fans will get to see three major-league teams during the final two days of the exhibition season. The Boston Red Sox will play the Baltimore Orioles on April 4 and the Philadelphia Phillies on April 5, both at 1:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.

Boxing

Much of the estimated $100 million Mike Tyson earned as a fighter has been drained by legal entanglements, aides and extravagance, The Washington Post reported. Tyson said last year that his net worth was less than $15 million. Sources told The Post that since then, he has spent an estimated $5 million on legal fees and luxury spending.

* A memorial service will be held tomorrow in New York for Eddie Blunt, a heavyweight of the 1930s and '40s who died Monday. He was 78.

Tennis

Eighth seed Pam Shriver of Lutherville overpowered Australia's Nicole Provis, 6-0, 6-1, in the second round of the Virginia Slims of Chicago tournament. Shriver had eight aces and forced numerous errors while limiting the world's No. 38 player to 11 points off her serve.

* Jimmy Connors, 39, beat Kevin Curren, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round of the $780,000 Federal Express International in Memphis, Tenn. Connors, the No. 16 seed and a wild-card entry in the indoor tournament, will face top seed Michael Stich in the second round.

* Alexander Volkov upset eighth seed Andre Agassi, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, in the second round of the Donnay Indoor tournament in Brussels, Belgium.

* Top seed Katerina Maleeva of Bulgaria defeated Laura Garrone of Italy, 6-1, 6-3, in the first round of the EA-Generale WTA women's tournament in Linz, Austria.

Bowling

George Branham III of Indianapolis averaged 221 for 12 games en route to the second-round lead in the PBA True Value Open in Peoria, Ill. He totaled 2,660 pins. Danny Wiseman of Parkville is 16th with 2,551.

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