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Suspensions for USC, Arizona State players and coaches

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Ten players -- five from each team -- and the head coaches from Arizona State and Southern Cal were given one-game suspensions Monday for their parts in a bench-clearing brawl during a Pacific-10 baseball game last weekend.

USC batter John Jackson touched off the fight Saturday night when he charged pitcher Kip Yaughn during the sixth inning of the Sun Devils' 9-2 victory at Packard Stadium.

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Yaughn had thrown behind Jackson's head.

Players ejected from the game and given suspensions were Jackson, Damon Buford, Dusty Raring and Sam Vranjes of the Trojans; and Wayne Ball, Dave Robson, Fernando Vina and Yaughn of the Sun Devils.

In addition, Gary Tetterson of Arizona State and Jeff Cirillo of USC received suspensions for throwing at batters. Under NCAA rules, that also meant suspensions for Sun Devils Coach Jim Brock and Gillespie.

Both teams play Tuesday night when Arizona State hosts New Mexico State and USC plays at San Diego State. The teams meet Monday in Los Angeles.

School security and Tempe police came out of the stands to help restore order during the brawl, and other city police arrived as the fight wore down.

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'It is a regrettable circumstance,' Arizona State athletic director Charles Harris said. 'There is absolutely no place in college athletics for this type of behavior.'

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