Sports in Brief: NCAA admits wrongdoing in Miami probe

Posted: January 24, 2013

The NCAA said Wednesday its enforcement staff had botched a high-profile investigation of the University of Miami by improperly conducting at least two depositions while working with an attorney for disgraced booster Nevin Shapiro. Miami has been under investigation since the convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind said he had provided improper benefits to Hurricanes recruits.

The NCAA does not have subpoena power. At least one of the people deposed by attorney Maria Elena Perez as part of Shapiro's bankruptcy case appeared under subpoena.

NCAA president Mark Emmert said that none of the evidence collected improperly would be used against Miami and that the long-awaited notice of allegations would be delayed until after an external review is completed in about two weeks.

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BASEBALL:Marc Magliaro (Monroe Township), a four-year starter at shortstop and a relief pitcher in his senior year at Rowan, is scheduled to sign as a pitcher with the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. He will report to spring training in March.

Infielder Jonathan Herrera agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal with Colorado.

Penn graduate Mark DeRosa has a $775,000, one-year contract with Toronto. DeRosa, 37, played all four infield positions and both corner outfield spots for Washington last year.

 WINTER SPORTS: Defending champion Ashley Wagner is the overwhelming favorite in the U.S. figure skating championships, which begin Thursday in Omaha, Neb.

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia led after the short-dance portion of ice dance in the European figure-skating championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

SOCCER:Host Swansea played Chelsea to a scoreless tie in Wales and advanced on aggregate to the League Cup final, in which it will face fourth-tier Bradford on Feb. 24. . . . Former Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham, presently without a club, visited Chelsea's training ground, where his 13-year-old son, Brooklyn, had a tryout with the London club.

- Staff and wire reports

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