Montgomery gets five years Disgraced former Olympic track star Tim Montgomery, once dubbed "the world's fastest man," was sentenced Friday in Norfolk, Va., to five years in prison for dealing heroin to an informant.

"I was blind -- I never had a job in my life," Montgomery told U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Friedman. "I did the wrong thing."

Montgomery, 33, will serve the five-year sentence after he completes a 46-month prison term for an unrelated conviction in New York.

Under an agreement with the government, he pleaded guilty in July to possession and distribution of more than 100 grams of heroin. He received the minimum term under federal sentencing guidelines.

Montgomery won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the 2000 Games and a silver in the same event four years earlier.


Pacer dealt to Mavs Forward Shawne Williams, dogged by three incidents involving police in the past 13 months, was traded by the Indiana Pacers to Dallas for guard-forward Eddie Jones, two future draft picks and cash.

• Center Jeff Foster signed a contract extension with the Pacers


Ancic withdraws Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori reached the Stockholm Open semifinals when second-seeded Mario Ancic withdrew because of a fever.

Nishikori, 18, will play Robin Soderling today. Soderling defeated Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-2, 7-5. Jarkko Nieminen beat Oscar Hernandez 6-1, 6-4 and David Nalbandian beat Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-1.

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Horse racing: A hearing officer determined there was insufficient evidence to suspend trainer Rick Dutrow for violating drug rules, but racing officials in Kentucky say they will push their case against him. Hearing officer James Robke indicated the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was unable to prove Dutrow's horse, Salute the Count, had an excessive amount of the legal drug Clenbuterol in his blood after finishing second a race May 2 at Churchill Downs.

Soccer: Two members of Cuba's national soccer team have gone missing during the team's trip to Washington for a World Cup qualifying match, said the team's coach, Reinhold Fanz.