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Report: Former Buckeye player sent Tressel e-mails

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a former Ohio State football player is the lawyer who sent e-mails to football coach Jim Tressel last spring telling him that players were selling memorabilia.

The newspaper, citing three unidentified sources, reports Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero sent the e-mails. Cicero lettered in football at Ohio State in 1983, when Tressel was an assistant coach, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

In a statement released Wednesday Cicero says he voluntarily cooperated when an Ohio State attorney asked him to meet with university representatives and the NCAA about e-mails he exchanged with Tressel.

The university on Tuesday suspended Tressel for the first two games of the 2011 season and fined him $250,000 for failing to notify the school about the players' involvement.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The family of the Notre Dame student who died filming a Fighting Irish football practice when a hydraulic lift fell over last October is pleased the university is installing remote-controlled cameras to prevent a similar tragedy.

"The family thinks that's a very wise course of action, very much a safer environment for their employees," said Mike Miley, the uncle of Declan Sullivan.

Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior from Long Grove, Ill., died Oct. 27 when the hydraulic lift he was on fell while he was filming practice. The National Weather Service reported gusts of up to 51 mph at the time and the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating why the lift fell over.

Notre Dame said Tuesday that it will no longer use hydraulic lifts for videographers at football practices and began installing the cameras at the practice fields.

Two-time World Cup champ Miller cuts season short

ROME — Bode Miller has cut short his World Cup ski season for the third consecutive year and it's uncertain whether he'll be back next season.

The former two-time overall World Cup champion has again decided to spend more time with his daughter in San Diego, the U.S. Ski Team told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Miller failed to finish in the top 10 in his four events at last month's world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He then skipped the last two World Cup stops in Bansko, Bulgaria, and Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

The 33-year-old Miller will also miss next week's World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. He ends the season with three podium finishes but no victories.

Arizona marathon winner killed in bicycle accident

MARICOPA, Ariz. — Runner Sally Meyerhoff, the winner of the women's 2011 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n Roll Marathon, has been killed in a traffic accident.

City of Maricopa spokeswoman LaTricia Woods says in a news release that Meyerhoff was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon while riding her bicycle in Maricopa, south of Phoenix. She was killed instantly.

Meyerhoff earned her first marathon victory in the P.F. Chang's marathon in Phoenix in January and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.

Maricopa police are investigating the accident.

Compiled from wire reports