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January 14, 2008

Colleges -- Athletes who become pregnant or have other medical conditions moved closer to NCAA protection of their scholarships under legislation overwhelmingly approved yesterday in Nashville, Tenn., by the Division I management council. The council approved not reducing or canceling a scholarship because injury, illness or medical condition - including pregnancy - by a vote of 46-5. The Division I board of directors will consider the change today.

Marathons -- Kenya's David Cheruiyot won the Houston Marathon for the third time, finishing in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 32 seconds. In the women's event, Dire Tune of Ethiopia broke her own record, set last year, with an official time of 2:24:40. ... Mike Aish of New Zealand won the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon in Phoenix with a time of 2:13:20. Adanech Zekiros of Ethiopia repeated as the women's champion in a course-record 2:31:14.

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