Federal prosecutors have ended their criminal investigation of former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine without charging him. Fine was accused of molesting a child in 2002, but U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said Friday that there was not enough evidence to pursue the case. "The nature and seriousness of these allegations, which involved conduct typically committed in private with individuals who are reluctant to come forward, warranted a thorough federal investigation," Hartunian said. Last November, former Syracuse ballboys Bobby Davis and Michael Lang accused Fine of fondling them, starting as teenagers. The statue of limitations on prosecuting those charges had run out, but then several days later Zach Tomaselli accused Fine of attempting to molest him in 2002 while Syracuse was playing in Pittsburgh. Tomaselli, now 23, later said he was lying. Fine had denied the charges against him but was fired from his job as coach Jim Boeheim's longtime assistant at Syracuse and moved out of the area. It's unclear whether Fine might be offered his job back. Fine was not immediately available for comment. Boeheim refused to comment when approached by a reporter from the Syracuse Post-Standard AUTO RACING --Kevin Harvick has agreed to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, according to a report by ESPN.com's Marty Smith, who cited industry sources as the basis for his story. Neither Harvick, whose contract with Richard Childress Racing runs through 2013, nor Stewart-Haas co-owner Tony Stewart would confirm the move. --- The reports of Danica Patrick's demise from sponsor GoDaddy.com's Super Bowl commercials clearly were premature, according to company founder Bob Parsons, who announced at a Thursday press conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., that Patrick would appear in both of the company's 30-second spots on Super Sunday. The hiring of ad agency Deutsch Inc. to produce the Super Bowl commercials fueled speculation that GoDaddy.com might change directions in its marketing, but Parsons scotched those rumors with his announcement at the press conference. MISCELLANEOUS ---Little League Baseball and Softball made history Friday when it named Davie Jane Gilmour the first chairman in the organization's 73-year history. Gilmour, president of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., will head Little League's International Board of Directors until 2017, president and CEO Stephen Keener announced. She succeeds Dennis Lewin of Wellington, Fla.
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