Sports Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2003

James cleared in Hummer inquiry

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James dunks like an NBA player, and drives like one, too. But he's still not a professional.

The nation's top high school basketball player was cleared Monday after a two-week investigation determined he did not violate state amateur bylaws by accepting a sports utility vehicle as a gift.

Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Clair Muscaro decided James did not compromise his amateur status and that his mother, Gloria, had provided proof she bought him the Hummer H2 vehicle.

Tearful Maier rejoices in World Cup victory

KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Hermann Maier wept after the race, his lip trembling as he spoke of all he has gone through since almost losing his leg in a motorcycle accident.

The Austrian star captured a World Cup super giant slalom Monday, a victory that he ranked among his finest triumphs and came nearly two years after he last won.

''I never thought I would win again so quickly,'' he said. ''I'm over the moon. I am totally moved.''

Maier, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time overall World Cup champion, sliced through the heavy snow that shrouded the Streifalm course in 1 minute, 20.48 seconds.

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