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Dez Bryant stays suspended for season

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State says wide receiver Dez Bryant will remain suspended for the remainder of the football season.

School officials announced Tuesday evening they were informed of Bryant's status by the NCAA. He will be eligible to play in September 2010.

Cowboys spokesman Kevin Klintworth says the university is appealing the decision to the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee, but declined further comment.

The university announced on Oct. 7 the junior was declared ineligible for lying to the NCAA about his relationship with former NFL star Deion Sanders.

A top NFL prospect, Bryant caught 87 passes for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns last season while also scoring twice on punt returns.

This season, Bryant led the team with 17 catches for 323 yards and four touchdowns through OSU's first three games.

Press on: No. 13 Cowboys rally around Robinson

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson is honoring his late grandfather this season by wearing the message "Press on" on the adhesive strips of eye black he wears on game day.

The words his grandfather frequently said when Robinson would leave his house also speak inadvertently to the struggles his Oklahoma State team has faced this season.

The No. 13 Cowboys (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) have been without all-conference tailback Kendall Hunter for nearly half a season with an ankle injury and a starting cornerback, linebacker, safety and defensive lineman have all been out hurt, too. Their All-America receiver, Dez Bryant, has missed four games after he broke NCAA rules.

But Oklahoma State still controls its fate in the Big 12 title race heading into Saturday night's game against No. 3 Texas (7-0, 4-0).

Arenas carries Wizards past Mavericks in opener

DALLAS (AP) - Gilbert Arenas had 29 points and nine assists, helping stake the Washington Wizards to an early lead over the revamped Dallas Mavericks and keeping them ahead throughout the final three quarters on their way to a 102-91 victory Tuesday night.

Arenas shot 10 of 21 and made 8 of 9 free throws for his most points since Nov. 14, 2007. He played only 13 games that season, then had a total of 26 points in two games last season, all because of knee problems. He's feeling so good now that he's not even wearing a brace.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points, but was only 10 of 25. He was 12 of 13 from the foul line - all in the first half. Shawn Marion had 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in his Dallas debut.

Stars forward Ott suspended 2 games

TORONTO (AP) - Dallas Stars forward Steve Ott has been suspended two games for a low hit on St. Louis Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo.

The NHL announced the suspension Tuesday.

The hit occurred midway through the second period in the Stars' 4-1 victory on Saturday. No penalty was assessed on the play.

Ott, who forfeits $34,756 in salary, won't be eligible to return to the lineup until Oct. 31 at Nashville.

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