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Briefs

Doctors not giving Schumacher prognosis

– Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.

Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation.

“We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” Dr. Jean-Francois Payen, the doctor in charge of Grenoble University Hospital’s intensive care unit, said at a news conference.

BASEBALL

Rangers acquire ex-TinCap Mikolas

Texas acquired right-hander Miles Mikolas, who pitched for the TinCaps in 2010, from Pittsburgh in exchange for first baseman Chris McGuinness. The deal Monday came three days after Texas designated McGuinness for assignment.

BASKETBALL

Weekly honor goes to Carroll junior

Carroll junior Chandler White was named the boys IBCA Player of the Week for District 1. White averaged 22 points in leading the Chargers to a 4-0 record and the championship of the 12-team Carroll Shootout.

Around the NBA

San Antonio guard Tony Parker apologized for a photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations also made by French soccer star Nicolas Anelka this weekend. …

Connie Dierking, a former University of Cincinnati star and longtime NBA player who was part of the trade that brought Wilt Chamberlain to Philadelphia, has died. He was 77. …

Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry will be out for at least a week after bruising his right knee during a loss to Philadelphia on Sunday night.

Louisville drops forward Behanan

Louisville dismissed junior forward Chane Behanan for another violation of university policy.

FOOTBALL

OSU defense finds itself short-handed

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he may know today about the availability of All-Big Ten defensive end Noah Spence, who did not travel with the team to the Orange Bowl because of a “personal issue.” Meyer also said cornerback Bradley Roby (knee bone bruise) and linebacker Curtis Grant (back) are still recovering from injuries.

College roundup

Tim Tebow was hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network, but says he still hopes to play quarterback in the NFL. … North Carolina junior offensive lineman Russell Bodine says he is entering the NFL draft. …

David Cutcliffe, who led Duke to its first 10-win season and spot in the ACC championship game, was named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.

2 Bengals placed on injured reserve

Cincinnati put tight end Alex Smith and defensive tackle Devon Still on injured reserve, getting their roster ready for the playoffs. The Bengals signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo.

OLYMPICS

Struggling US ski racer to take break

Off to a poor start during pre-Olympic races, U.S. ski racer Julia Mancuso said she’s “taking a short break at home.”

Speedskater hurt at practice

In Kearns, Utah, Olympic hopeful Theresa Cliff-Ryan was injured when she landed on her head after being struck on the sidelines by a crashing speedskater.

TENNIS

Around the courts

Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost his first match of the season, falling to Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open. … In Beijing, second-seeded Sara Errani and third-seeded Klara Zakopalova advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open. Errani beat Chinese wildcard Zheng Saisai 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3), and Zakopalova defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 7-5.

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