Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sport Shorts: Billikens Top Louisville in Soccer

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sport Shorts: Billikens Top Louisville in Soccer

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Billikens bounce back, top No. 5 Louisville

After St. Louis University moved up to No. 15 in the national soccer rankings last week, the Billikens were clobbered 4-0 at Memphis, a loss that Billikens defender Tyler David admits was "probably the most embarrassing loss we've had at SLU since I've been here."

The Billikens, who fell out of the top 25 after the Memphis loss, wiped that feeling away on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over No. 5 Louisville (1-1-1) at Hermann Stadium. It wasn't easy; Louisville outshot SLU 11 to 4, had eight corner kicks to SLU's three and brought heavy pressure throughout the game, but SLU's defense did a good job of minimizing the danger of Louisville's chances on a slippery field. David scored in the 13th minute, heading in a corner kick from Marco Heskamp, and the goal stood up.

SLU goalie Sascha Otte had to make only two saves, but he had plenty of work to do on crosses and other balls in the box. (Tom Timmermann)

Hawks discipline GM for racist comments * The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

CEO Steve Koonin on Tuesday told the Hawks' flagship radio station that he made the decision to discipline Ferry but allowed him to keep his job managing the team. He did not say what the punishment was, but noted that he relied on a law firm's three- month investigation of Ferry and him describing Deng as someone who "has a little African in him."

Ferry made the inflammatory comments about Deng in a conference call with the Hawks' ownership group in June when the team pursued Deng as a free agent. Deng, who now plays for the Miami Heat, responded saying, "I'm proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just 'a little.'"

Deng is a native of South Sudan.(AP)

Racer Schumacher released from hospital * Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday. The seven- time F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December. …

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