Former Dolphins receiver Mark Duper was released from jail Thursday on $5,000 bail, charged on one count of felony child abuse after police say he beat his 17-year-old son, Marcus, during a series of fights at their Jacksonville, Fla., home. Duper, who starred for Miami from 1982 to 1992, spent a night in jail after his arrest. Authorities say Duper attacked his son three times, knocking him out twice. Ex-Dolphins defensive end Hugh Green said he witnessed the brawls, saying Marcus started the fights, thinking he could ‘‘beat his father.’’ . . . A federal grand jury in Dallas re-indicted former receiver Sam Hurd, 27, who is already accused of trying to establish a drug-distribution network, charging him with conspiracy to possess 5 kilograms or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to 20 years in jail . . . Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez faces charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer after Miami Beach police say he refused to cooperate with officers when a car he was riding in crashed Thursday . . . Harlon Hill, the ex-Bears receiver whose name adorns the NCAA Division 2 player of the year trophy, died Thursday in a Florence, Ala., hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 80. Hill, who attended North Alabama, was the NFL rookie of the year in 1954 and the first winner of the Jim Thorpe Trophy as most valuable player in 1955.
Williams sisters advance in Florida
World No. 1 Serena Williams routed Flavia Pennetta, 6-1, 6-1, in the second round of the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., while her sister, Venus Williams, prevailed, 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4, over Kimiko Date-Krumm. No. 16 Sloane Stephens rallied to beat Olga Govortsova, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska, the defending champion, defeated Su-Wei Hsieh, 6-3, 6-2 . . . Ex-star Jennifer Capriati was charged after police said she punched ex-boyfriend Ivan Brannan on Valentine’s Day while he was working out at a Florida gym. Palm Beach County court records show Capriati was charged Wednesday and issued a summons to appear in court April 17 on stalking and battery charges.
Mancuso garners record 16th US title
Julia Mancuso raced to her record 16th title in the US Alpine Championships, winning the giant slalom at Squaw Valley, Calif., beating World Cup slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin by 0.88 seconds. Tim Jitloff won the men’s giant slalom for his fourth US title . . . BC sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau, who was named Hockey East Player of the Year, and Quinnipiac senior goalie Eric Hartzell are among the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey’s top player . . . The BU women’s basketball team beat Sacred Heart, 61-49, in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament at Case Gym, buoyed by Chantell Alford’s 17 points and Rashidat Agboola’s 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Terriers play at Fordham Saturday at 2 . . . Victoria Lippert scored 19 points, while Christine Clark added 15 and Temi Fagbenle 11, to lead Harvard past host Hartford, 61-57, in the WNIT. The Crimson play at Drexel Saturday at 7 . . . The Boston Blades beat Brampton, 2-0, in Ontario in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s round-robin Clarkson Cup. The Blades’ Hilary Knight was named league MVP with 32 points in 24 games while the Goaltender of the Year Award went to teammate Genevieve Lacasse. Boston coach Digit Murphy was Coach of the Year . . . Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood will miss the rest of the season with a stress reaction in his left foot . . . Major League Soccer fined New England Revolution midfielder Juan Toja an undisclosed amount for embellishment intended to deceive the referee in last Saturday’s game against Philadelphia.