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Hansbrough, Parker win Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES -- He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night.

The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the year award.

"It means a lot," said Hansbrough, who finished fifth in the voting for the award last year. "I was in just in such a great situation with coaches and teammates. I feel like I've improved so much."

He earned 4,653 points in the voting to beat out second-place Michael Beasley of Kansas State (4,402), who was followed by Kevin Love of UCLA (3,021), D.J. Augustin of Texas (2,266) and Stephen Curry of Davidson (1,936).

All the finalists were at the ceremony at the Los Angeles Sheraton except Love, who has returned to Oregon to be with his family and decide about his pro prospects.

Tennessee's Candace Parker, who led the Volunteers to their second-straight national championship on Tuesday, won the women's award for the second straight year.

• PREP BASKETBALL -- Demar DeRozan scored 17 points and Scott Hopson and Drew Gordon each had 15, leading the USA junior national select team to a 98-78 victory over the world select team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.

Jrue Holiday added 13 points and five assists while Tyreke Evans had 11 points and eight rebounds for the USA team.

The international team, which featured players from 11 countries, was led by 7-foot-1 Alexis Ajinca of France. He had 13 points and nine rebounds.

The annual game matches the top high school players from the United States against players 19 years and younger from other nations. The world team also included 7-foot-4 Boban Marjanovic of Serbia.

• BASEBALL -- Former Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain has been released from jail following his arrest on a warrant related to a civil case.

Michael Olson, a lawyer for McLain, said Saturday that the former Detroit Tigers pitcher posted bond Friday night.

Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said Friday that Oakland County sheriff's deputies had gone to McLain's house Friday in a foreclosure action.

• TRACK AND FIELD -- A witness in the federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs said he advised and supplied track coach Trevor Graham and his athletes, including Marion Jones, as well as Maurice Greene, The New York Times reported on its Web site.

Citing court filings, the newspaper said Saturday that Angel Guillermo Heredia, identified as Source A in the felony indictment, agreed to be a cooperating witness when investigators confronted him with evidence of his own drug trafficking and money laundering. The Times reported Heredia said he has provided prosecutors with the names of many elite track athletes and Olympic medal winners, as well documentation.

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