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Funeral plans set for Prosser

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Funeral services for Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser have been scheduled for the coming week, the school announced Saturday.

A public viewing is from 2-9 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, N.C.. On Tuesday, a 6 p.m. funeral Mass takes place at the church and will be broadcast in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest campus.

Wake Forest assistant coaches will serve as pallbearers while current and incoming basketball team members will serve as honorary pallbearers, the school said in a news release.

Burial is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in Cincinnati.

Prosser, who led the Demon Deacons to their first No. 1 basketball ranking three seasons ago, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack. He was 56.

• MLB -- Dmitri Young got another chance with Washington, and the Nationals aren't about to let him go now.

Young and the Nationals finalized a $10 million, two-year contract extension through 2009, capping an amazing turnaround for the All-Star first baseman.

Young will earn $5 million each in 2008 and 2009, and the contract also contains a $6 million option for 2010 that would become guaranteed if he has 500 plate appearances in 2009 or 900 combined in 2008 and 2009.

• Reds ace Aaron Harang left his start against the Chicago Cubs after one inning on Saturday night because of lower back soreness.

Harang, who has won his last five decisions, allowed a one-out walk to Ryan Theriot and a home run to Derrek Lee before getting Cliff Floyd and Mark DeRosa to fly out. He then left the game.

• The Houston Astros added some much-needed offense, trading reliever Dan Wheeler to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for infielder Ty Wigginton.

Wigginton was hitting .275 with 16 homers and 49 RBIs. Last year, he had a career-high 24 homers and 79 RBIs.

Wheeler took over as the Astros' closer when Brad Lidge struggled earlier in the season. He had 11 saves in 15 chances and a 5.07 ERA for Houston.

• WNBA -- Katie Smith scored 21 points and the Detroit Shock used their trademark defense to defeat the Washington Mystics 76-64 Saturday.

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