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April 16, 2001
Settled?A class-action suit against Art Modell brought by Browns fans, who claimed Modell violated Ohio's consumer protection laws and breached his contract with them by moving his team to Baltimore in 1995. More than 11,300 former season-ticket holders will receive $50 for each ticket they held; they'll have the choice of taking cash or donating their proceeds to charity.
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April 16, 2001

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Settled
?A class-action suit against Art Modell brought by Browns fans, who claimed Modell violated Ohio's consumer protection laws and breached his contract with them by moving his team to Baltimore in 1995. More than 11,300 former season-ticket holders will receive $50 for each ticket they held; they'll have the choice of taking cash or donating their proceeds to charity.

Canceled
?The lacrosse season of St. Paul's School of Brooklandville, Md., considered the nation's best high school squad. School investigators found that team members had watched a video of a 16-year-old junior varsity player having sex with a 15-year-old girl, a tape the jayvee player had made and shown to others without the girl's knowledge.

Declared
?The candidacy of Un Yong Kim of South Korea for IOC president. Despite being issued a "most serious warning" by the IOC for irregularities related to the Salt Lake bid scandal, he is considered one of the top three candidates among the five seeking to replace Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Resigned
?Sixers conditioning coach John Croce, brother of team president Pat Croce, after being caught on camera taking cash from Allen Iverson's pants pocket in the 76ers' locker room during an away game. No charges were pressed.

Deloof
?The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which reported that Lirpa Sloof, 30, a visitor from Norway, caught the first home run ball at the Pirates' new PNC Park, a shot by the Mets' Mike Piazza in a March 31 exhibition. The paper got the info from the game notes distributed by the Pirates on April Fools' Day and didn't realize what Lirpa and Sloof spell backward.

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