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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2001

Ice Hawks drop two to All Stars

The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Pee Wee Ice Hawks dropped a pair of games to the Alaska All Stars last weekend. The Ice Hawks lost 4-0 in a league game and dropped an exhibition game 7-0.

Micah Perletti made 30 saves in net for the Ice Hawks in the league game.

Youth athletic foundation recruiting ballplayers

The Coast to Coast Baseball Stars are recruiting players from Alaska ages 11 to 18 who would like the opportunity to represent the United States at a two-week tournament in Australia next summer.

Teams are selected by age group and will be coached by colleges coaches and professional scouts.

For more information, call (740) 373-4455, e-mail info@coasttocoastathletics.com or visit the Web site www.coasttocoastathletics.com.

Duke, Krzyzewski agree to long-term contract

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski now has a whole lot of job security to go with his three national titles at Duke.

Coach K agreed to a contract on Wednesday that will keep him with the Blue Devils through at least 2011, extending an extraordinary run that already has produced three NCAA championships, six ACC titles and 533 victories.

It covers the rest of his coaching career and beyond, taking the 54-year-old coach through the university retirement age of 65. Duke officials said the contract is open-ended and could roll over for longer.

It also gives him the title of special assistant to the president, a position Krzyzewski said he intends to hold after he retires as basketball coach.

''There's no definitive time,'' Krzyzewski said at a news conference where the contract was announced. ''I don't feel like 54. I feel I can do this for a while.''

Krzyzewski has a 533-164 record since he began coaching at Duke in 1981. He has back-to-back national titles in 1991 and 1992, and is defending the title the Blue Devils won last April.

Former NL MVP Caminiti arrested on drug charges

HOUSTON -- Former NL MVP Ken Caminiti was arrested Wednesday on drug possession charges after authorities said he was found in a Houston hotel room with crack cocaine.

Early Wednesday afternoon, officers from a drug task force stopped a 2001 Mercedes registered to Caminiti. The vehicle was being driven by another individual.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Department were asked to go to the hotel to check on Caminiti's welfare and make sure the vehicle wasn't stolen.

They found Caminiti in the room and ''when the door was opened, deputies could smell what they believed to be crack cocaine,'' said Harris County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Robert Van Pelt.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the room, he said.

Caminiti, 38, who lives in Houston, was arrested along with two other individuals.

He was charged with possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance and booked into the Harris County Jail.



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