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Police interview receiver Harrison about shooting

May 03, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Indianapolis Colts star wide receiver Marvin Harrison was interviewed by police about a shooting near his North Philadelphia car wash this week.

Lt. Frank Vanore said the investigation of Tuesday's shooting was continuing. Harrison has not been arrested or charged.

Vanore told WCAU-TV the shooting occurred near a car wash owned by Harrison and about a half-mile from a bar also owned by the All-Pro receiver.

Earlier, radio station WIP, citing unidentified sources, reported the alleged shooting victim argued with Harrison at Playmakers bar.

The victim left and headed to his car, Harrison followed and gunfire broke out, the station reported. The alleged victim was shot in the hand and did not identify the shooter, according to the radio station.

A source told WIP that ballistic tests showed the shots were fired from a custom-made Belgian weapon, and police determined Harrison owns that kind of gun.

The source told the station a gun was discovered in a bucket at the car wash, and tests showed it had fired bullets that matched those at the scene.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Quarterback Perrilloux kicked off LSU team

Louisiana State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was kicked off the defending national championship team after a career marked by legal and disciplinary problems.

Perrilloux "didn't fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete," Coach Les Miles said in a statement.

Perrilloux, a sophomore, was a backup to Matt Flynn last season. He is expected to finish the spring semester, LSU officials said. He must do so to remain eligible to play next season if he transfers.

Perrilloux was suspended last summer and during recent spring drills.

He was on the fringe of a counterfeiting investigation and was caught trying to enter a Baton Rouge casino with false identification.

The NCAA ruled that transfer quarterback Ryan Mallett must sit out a year before playing for Arkansas. He transferred from Michigan after Coach Lloyd Carr retired and was replaced by Rich Rodriguez.

GOLF

Creamer's 71 gives her a one-shot lead

Paula Creamer shot an even-par 71 and was the only player remaining under par after two rounds of the SemGroup Championship at Broken Arrow, Okla.

She is at one-over 141 and has a one-shot lead over Ji Young Oh (72).

Jason Bohn shot a five-under 67 to take a two-shot lead at nine-under 135 after the second round of the Wachovia Championship at Charlotte, N.C. Anthony Kim's 67 put him at seven under in second place.

Nick Price shot a seven-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Mark O'Meara after the first round of the FedEx Kinko's Classic at Lakeway, Texas.

TENNIS

El Aynaoui oldest ATP semifinalist in 15 years

Younes El Aynaoui became the oldest semifinalist on the ATP Tour in 15 years by beating Juan Martin Del Potro, 6-4, 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the BMW Open at Munich, Germany.

At 36 years seven months, El Aynaoui became the oldest semifinalist on the tour since Jimmy Connors played in San Francisco in 1993 at 40 years five months.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Ignacio Chela, 6-4, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the Barcelona Open.

MOTOR RACING

Hamlin's strategy pays off with a win

Denny Hamlin used a late pit stop for tires to foil the strategy of fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup stars Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards, racing by them in his Toyota to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia.

Hamlin had a fast lap of 126.198 mph to win the pole for tonight's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond. Mark Martin, who ran 126.033 in a Chevrolet, will start on the outside of the front row.

MISCELLANY

Heatley's hat trick leads Canada, 5-1

Dany Heatley had three goals and an assist to help defending champion Canada beat Slovenia, 5-1, in the opening game of the world championship tournament at Halifax, Canada.

West Virginia basketball Coach Bob Huggins signed an 11-year contract that will pay him $1.5 million a year.

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