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Sports briefs for October 17, 2003

Dotson won't fight extradition to Texas

Carlton Dotson, the former Baylor basketball player accused of killing his former teammate, will give up his fight against returning to Texas to face charges, according to reports.

Sherwood Wescott, an attorney for Dotson, said Thursday he would not file a motion challenging his client's detention. The motion was due today in Kent County (Md.) Circuit Court.

"We're not giving any reasons," Wescott told the Dallas Morning News. "It is just the decision we reached."

Without a new challenge to his extradition, Texas authorities will be free to pick up Dotson from the Kent County Detention Center.

Dotson has been held in Chestertown, Md., since his July 21 arrest, accused of shooting teammate Patrick Dennehy and leaving his body in a field. Dennehy's body was found July 25 in a field outside Waco.

Gladiators sign Ware

Former UNLV wide receiver Lenny Ware was signed to a free-agent contract by the Gladiators along with wide receiver/defensive back Donald Malloy. Ware, an all-WAC selection in 1997, still holds the UNLV record for receiving yards and is second all-time in receptions.

Astros will keep GM

Houston Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the team through the 2005 season, ending his candidacy for the same job with the New York Mets.

Wranglers picked fifth

The Las Vegas Wranglers, who begin their first season in the ECHL tonight at Idaho, were picked to finish fifth in the seven-team Pacific Division in a poll of coaches. The San Diego Gulls were picked to finish first.

Utes beat UNLV women

The UNLV women broke four-game scoreless streak and became the first Mountain West Conference team to score this season against Utah, but the Utes (12-2, 3-0) rebounded for a 5-1 victory at Peter Johann Field. Erin Egertson's scored her third goal of the season for UNLV (6-7-2, 0-2) on an assist from Nickie Olson.

New steroids test

Several track athletes tested positive for a steroid that until recently was undetectable and now face suspensions that could bar them from the 2004 Athens Olympics, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said.