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Sports briefs: Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player's sentence suspended in sexual assault case

Published October 12, 2012 6:37 pm

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL • Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams was freed Friday in Stillwater, Okla., after a judge gave him a suspended sentence in a sexual assault case in which Williams insisted he was innocent.

Williams, 23, had been jailed since he was convicted in July of groping two women and reaching inside their pants without their consent at a party in December 2010.

He maintained he was the victim of misidentification — several of the 80 people at the party were wearing Oklahoma State University warm-up clothes — and his supporters claimed he was a victim of racial bias.

Tour de Francemay vacate titles

CYCLING • The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999-2005 if Lance Armstrong is stripped of his victories by the International Cycling Union.

Tour director Christian Prudhomme on Friday called the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong "damning."

"It raises doubts, he said, about "a system and an era."

Tour officials are still waiting on the UCI's decision on whether to go along with USADA's decision to ban Armstrong for life and erase his racing results.

The report cost Armstrong's former team manager, Johan Bruyneel, his job as general manager of RadioShack Nissan Trek, as he resigned Friday.

The Associated Press