Cleveland State tops Detroit, 75-72
Cleveland State won, 75-72, over Detroit on Feb. 14. Stefan Kenic led the Vikings with a career-high 19 points, and teammates Anthony Wright and Bobby Word added 15 apiece. Roschon Prince led Detroit with 22 points. Cleveland State (8-20, 5-10) hosts Oakland on Feb. 16 in the final home game of the season.
FORMER ALL-STAR DENIES COCAINE ALLEGATIONS » Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, denied allegations Wednesday that he is a cocaine dealer.
Loaiza, who became a celebrity in his native Mexico, made his first appearance in San Diego County Superior Court in Chula Vista, California, since his arrest last week. The 46-year-old retired athlete did not speak in court but did look at his father and other family members before his defense attorney entered his not guilty plea.
Prosecutors charged Loaiza, 46, with possession and transportation for sale of more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of cocaine, a cocaine base or heroin, and using a false compartment to smuggle drugs.
The specification of more than 10 kilograms could draw a stiffer penalty as could the allegation that the drugs were being stored at a townhome he leased that was within a 1,000 feet (305 meters) of an elementary school.