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Marion Jones returns her Olympic medals

Her reputation is gone, and now so are Marion Jones' Olympic medals.

Jones gave back the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics on Monday and agreed to forfeit all other results dating back to Sept. 1, 2000, further punishment for her admission that she was a drug cheat.

The three gold medals and two bronzes were turned over to U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials at her attorneys' office in Austin, Texas. They are en route to USOC headquarters in Colorado Springs, and the USOC will return them to the International Olympic Committee.

"We've done what we can," said Jim Scherr, the USOC's chief executive officer. "We caught the person who was not clean. We've got the medals in our possession, and we will return them to IOC."

Jones won golds in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the 1,600 relay. She won bronzes in the 400 relay and the long jump. It will be up to the IOC to decide what to do with the medals and whether to vacate Jones' results from Sydney -- which could cost her relay teammates medals, too.

Scherr and USOC chairman Peter Ueberroth both said they would support the IOC nullifying the relay results, and encouraged the other Americans to give back their medals.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week.

Norwood returned two fumbles for touchdowns in the No. 7 Gamecocks' 38-23 win against Kentucky. He became just the fourth player in NCAA Division I history to return two fumbles for touchdowns in a single game.

USC quarterback Chris Smelley was named SEC Freshman of the Week, his second straight honor. Smelley was 17-of-30 for 256 yards with two touchdowns against Kentucky.

• PRO BASKETBALL -- New York Knicks center Eddy Curry has a tear in his right shoulder and will miss the preseason opener Monday night against Philadelphia.

He will be re-evaluated by a team doctor in New York City on Tuesday.

Curry, who averaged 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds last season, had an MRI Sunday at Palmetto Richland Hospital, the team said on its Web site.

• WRESTLING -- Professional wrestler Ric Flair is suing a Columbia dealership for imitating the "Nature Boy" and his well-known slogans to sell cars, federal court documents show.

The world champion wrestler -- whose real name is Richard Fliehr -- contends that Freedom Suzuki wrongfully used his name, slogans, likeness and personality in radio and TV ads featuring a blond-haired Captain Freedom shouting "Whoeee" and "To be the man, you got to beat the man!"

The "Whoeee" sounds like the "Wooo!" Flair has shouted into microphones in and outside the ring for decades, his lawyer Eric Bland said Monday.

Though not trademarked, the slogans have become synonymous with Flair, or "Nature Boy," who has wrestled full-time since 1972, Bland said.

• HOCKEY -- Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake has a rare form of leukemia that he said leaves him in no immediate danger and is highly treatable.

The 34-year-old left wing has started treatment and doesn't expect to miss any playing time.

He has chronic myelogenous leukemia, a slow-growing cancer of the white blood cells. Blake said he got the test results Friday and broke the news to teammates Monday at Air Canada Centre.

• WOMEN'S SOCCER -- Junior forward Chelsea White became Winthrop's all time goal scorer with a hat trick Monday night to lead the Lady Eagles past South Carolina State, 4-0, at the Eagle Field.

The Lady Eagles (2-4-4) pounded South Carolina State (2-8) in shots getting a season-high 27, while the Lady Bulldogs only attempted one.

White, who now has four goals this season, led the Winthrop offense with seven attempts, while sophomore midfielder Jessica Hausfeld picked up her first career multi-assist game with two on Monday.

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