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  • This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows San Francisco Giants pitcher, Chad Gaudin, 30, who was arrested Jan. 27,2013, and charged with lewdness. Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast earlier this year. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )

    This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows San Francisco Giants pitcher, Chad Gaudin, 30, who was arrested Jan. 27,2013, and charged with lewdness. Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast earlier this year. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )

  • In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)

    In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)

  • This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows San Francisco Giants pitcher, Chad Gaudin, 30, who was arrested Jan. 27,2013, and charged with lewdness. Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast earlier this year. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )

    This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows San Francisco Giants pitcher, Chad Gaudin, 30, who was arrested Jan. 27,2013, and charged with lewdness. Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast earlier this year. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )

  • In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)

    In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)

  • This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows San Francisco Giants pitcher, Chad Gaudin, 30, who was arrested Jan. 27,2013, and charged with lewdness. Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast earlier this year. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )
  • In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)
  • This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows San Francisco Giants pitcher, Chad Gaudin, 30, who was arrested Jan. 27,2013, and charged with lewdness. Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast earlier this year. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )
  • In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)

NBA

Bynum’s agent says no decision made

CLEVELAND – The agent for Andrew Bynum said the free agent center has not yet decided where he will play next season.

Bynum met with the Dallas Mavericks yesterday, one day after he visited the Atlanta Hawks. Bynum, who did not play for Philadelphia last season because of knee injuries, is considering an incentive-laden, two-year contract from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs’ offer includes a team option in the second year.

David Lee told the Associated Press that he has continued conversations with the Cavs and expects to have “further dialogue.”

The Cavs have been aggressive in their bid to sign Bynum, who became the most coveted big man on the market after Dwight Howard chose Houston.

Bynum, 25, played one season for Cavs Coach Mike Brown in Los Angeles and had his best year as a pro.

BASEBALL

Giants’ Gaudin faces lewdness charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – San Francisco Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin was charged with lewdness after the police said he touched a woman’s breast at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the 30-year-old Gaudin was arrested Jan. 27, although the case didn’t attract attention at the time.

The police said Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast.

The newspaper reported a paramedic told Gaudin to leave the woman alone, but he refused, and security staff held him down until the police arrived.

Gaudin has pitched as a starter and in relief. He’s 2-1 this year with a 2.44 ERA.

BASEBALL

Mets pitcher Harvey to skip start vs. Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO – New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will skip his scheduled start on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Manager Terry Collins made the announcement before the Mets’ series finale yesterday with the San Francisco Giants. He said a minor blister has recently bothered the rookie.

Collins said Harvey will throw limited innings this season, but the number hasn’t been determined.

NFL

Raiders LB Maiava charged with assault at Maui bar

HONOLULU – Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother were charged with assaulting two men at a bar in Hawaii.

Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim said the 27-year-old Maiava and his 30-year-old brother, Ilima Maiava, were charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor.

They’re accused of beating up two men during a brawl at Life’s a Beach in Kihei on March 17. That would be four days after the Raiders signed Maiava to a three-year, $6 million contract. The Wailuku native played four seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being a fourth-round pick out of Southern California.

NHL

Canucks to host Senators in outdoor game

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Vancouver will become the third Canadian city to host a regular-season NHL game outdoors when the Canucks play the Ottawa Senators at BC Place next season in the 2014 Heritage Classic.

Edmonton hosted Montreal in the original Heritage Classic in 2003 in the NHL’s first outdoor regular-season game. Calgary hosted the Canadiens in the 2011 edition.

The March 2 game in Vancouver will be the first played in a retractable-roof facility.

NHL

Penguins sign forward D’Agostini to 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Matt D’Agostini to a one-year, $550,000 contract.

The 26-year-old D’Agostini has 47 goals and 48 assists in 267 career games with Montreal, St. Louis and New Jersey. He split time with the Blues and Devils in 2013, collecting three goals and three assists in 29 games. D’Agostini scored a career-high 21 goals for St. Louis in 2010-11.

The Penguins are looking for depth at forward after trading Tyler Kennedy to San Jose and losing veterans Matt Cooke and Jarome Iginla in free agency.

NHL

Capitals sign D Alzner to 4-year, $11.2M extension

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Karl Alzner to a four-year, $11.2 million contract extension.

The 24-year-old Alzner hasn’t missed a game in three seasons. He had one goal and four assists last season and ranked third on the team in ice time per game and second in blocked shots.

Alzner was a first-round draft choice by the Capitals in 2007. He has five goals and 39 assists in 263 career NHL games.

TENNIS

Top-seeded Errani advances to Palermo quarterfinals

PALERMO, Sicily – Top-seeded Sara Errani beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova at the Italiacom Open again, this time to reach the quarterfinals yesterday.

Errani won, 6-3, 6-2, a year after beating Zahlavova Strycova in the final for her second Palermo title.

Errani will next face seventh-seeded Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain, who advanced after Croatian opponent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni retired while trailing, 6-2, 1-0.

Five-time winner Anabel Medina Garrigues was knocked out, 6-1, 6-1, by Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany.

TENNIS

Halep, Beck reach quarterfinals of Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Simona Halep of Romania eased into the Hungarian Grand Prix quarterfinals, defeating wild card Agnes Bukta, 6-1, 6-1, yesterday at the Romai Tennis Academy.

At No. 3, Halep is the highest seed left in the tournament and needed only 51 minutes to complete the second-round match.

She will face Hungary’s Timea Babos, who beat seventh-seeded Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Fourth-seeded Annika Beck of Germany stopped Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3.

Beck’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be Yvonne Meusburger of Austria, who rallied to upset fifth-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

TENNIS

Berrer beats 2009 champ Chardy in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany – Michael Berrer of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup by beating third-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-3, yesterday.

The 153rd-ranked Berrer, who received a wild card into the tournament, saved all four break points he faced against Chardy, who won the title in 2009.

He will next face Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who rallied to beat eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4.

Second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber beat qualifier Nils Langer 7-5, 6-2.

Another German, sixth-seeded Florian Mayer, was eliminated by Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-0. Monfils will next play Kohlschreiber.

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