"My thing is that I'm never, ever, to this day, never, ever will be anti-Big East," Calhoun said. "I'm pro-Big East and I hope that things can be worked out in the Big East. But, if they can't be, and we can find a better place for ourselves, then we would do that."
Horse Racing *
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has revoked the license of Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. and barred him from New York racetracks for 10 years. In its ruling, the board cited Dutrow's long history of rules violations, including numerous medication violations. Dutrow won the Derby and the Preakness with Big Brown in 2008.
Sport Stops *
China won its fifth straight men's title at the world gymnastics championships in Tokyo, while the United States got its first medal, a bronze, since 2003. China finished with 275.161 points, more than two points ahead of Japan (273.093) and the Americans (273.083).
* Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The top-seeded Nadal easily beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-3, 6-2, while Murray moved on when Dmitry Tursunov pulled out with a thigh injury.
* Pan American Games officials are warning athletes to avoid eating on the streets of Mexico because of the fear of ingesting meats contaminated with clenbuterol. The World Anti-Doping Agency acknowledged there was "compelling evidence" the country has a "serious health problem" with meat containing clenbuterol. The competition begins tomorrow.