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Sports In Brief - January 30, 2008

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte's meeting with a congressional committee investigating drug use in baseball was postponed until Monday.

He originally was slated to appear for a deposition or transcribed interview Wednesday.

But the date was changed Tuesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It's the latest in a series of switches to the schedule of witnesses' meetings with staff members before testifying at a Feb. 13 hearing.

• HORSE RACING -- Barbaro will be buried at the site of his greatest triumph.

The 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, who was euthanized on Jan. 29, 2007, from complications of a breakdown suffered at the Preakness, will have his ashes interred at Churchill Downs.

Barbaro's remains will be placed outside of an entrance gate in a large elevated space enclosed by bricks. The site will also include a bronze statue commissioned by owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson and loaned to the track as part of the official memorial site.

• NFL -- Coach Romeo Crennel signed a two-year contract extension with Cleveland, his reward for helping turn around a franchise in disarray for most of the past decade.

The 60-year-old Crennel still had two years remaining on the five-year deal he signed in 2005. The extension, believed to be worth about $4 million per season, takes Crennel through the 2011 season.

• Former Cowboys coach Dave Campo rejoined the staff, returning to his roots as the secondary coach.

While Campo carries the dubious distinction as the only coach never to get Dallas into the playoffs, he got that job because of his success working with the defense.

Having started as a defensive assistant under Jimmy Johnson, he moved up to secondary coach then became defensive coordinator under Barry Switzer. He was calling the defensive plays when the Cowboys won the Super Bowl following the 1995 season.

• Former NFL player Alonzo Spellman was arrested after Tulsa police fired pepper-spray pellets into his car following a nearly 20-minute pursuit.

Spellman was arrested on complaints of traffic violations and resisting arrest and booked into the Tulsa County Jail, police spokesman Leland Ashley said.

• Terrell Owens should set aside part of his roster bonus from Dallas to pay his old team a debt.

An arbitrator ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday on a grievance that was filed by the NFL players' union on Owens' behalf in 2005.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Former West Virginia football coach Rich Rodriguez filed a $1.5 million letter of credit, claiming that's the amount he owes the university after leaving for Michigan.

Rodriguez said that's the maximum under an amendment to his contract, which he claims was in effect when he resigned Dec. 18. West Virginia is suing Rodriguez over a $4 million buyout clause in his contract.

"Coach Rodriguez is a responsible person," his agent Mike Brown said in a statement.

• NBA -- Jason Kidd says he wants to be traded, and New Jersey's All-Star point guard missed Tuesday's team shootaround.

"We tried to make this work. We've found out it doesn't," Kidd told ESPN The Magazine. "It's time for us all to move on."

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson suspended five players indefinitely after a weekend brawl left his top scorer with a broken jaw.

In a statement from the university, Anderson declined to indicate the reason for the discipline, calling the infractions a violation of team rules. But the move comes as Columbia police confirmed that several teammates were with senior guard Stefhon Hannah when he was attacked outside a downtown nightclub early Sunday morning. The injury could cause Hannah to miss the rest of the season.

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