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Vick goes to Kan. prison to serve sentence

The Baltimore Sun

Michael Vick left Richmond, Va., yesterday, being transferred to a Kansas prison to serve the rest of his 23-month sentence on a federal dogfighting charge.

The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback is at the federal prison camp in Leavenworth, Kan., said Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Vick, 27, plans to enter a drug treatment program at Leavenworth, and a successful completion of the program may allow him to be released after serving 12 months, Yahoo! Sports reported.

Billingsley said federal prison records wouldn't immediately show if an inmate was accepted into such a program.

Vick and three co-defendants raised pit bulls and trained them for fighting behind the property he owned in rural Surry County, Virginia. Several dogs that did not perform well in test fights were executed.

He pleaded guilty in August, admitting he bankrolled the dogfighting operation and helped kill six to eight dogs. He had been held at the Warsaw, Va., jail since he surrendered Nov. 19 in anticipation of his sentence.

Soccer -- Kristine Lilly, captain of the U.S. women's national team the past three years, is expecting her first child and will miss the Olympics. Lilly, who has been part of all eight U.S. women's World Cup and Olympics teams, said she will not play international soccer in 2008. In April, the team will try to qualify for the Beijing games. Lilly, 36, holds the world record for international appearances and has scored 129 international goals, second in women's soccer history to Mia Hamm (158). Lilly said she is open to playing again in the future. "I'm not closing any doors as far as soccer," said Lilly, who has played 340 games for the U.S. "But for now, I'm focusing on becoming a mom for the first time."

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