UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson was cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season.

Athletic director Dan Guerrero said Wednesday that the NCAA "found no evidence to substantiate claims of violations."

Anderson was being investigated for potential recruiting violations. The 6-foot-9 forward from Jersey City, N.J., was among the nation's top recruits last spring.

Still unresolved is the status of freshman Shabazz Muhammad, another highly sought-after recruit who is the subject of an NCAA probe involving alleged improper benefits he received in his recruitment from boosters of his AAU program in Las Vegas and the alleged improper acceptance of airline flights for some of his recruiting visits. He chose UCLA over Kentucky and Duke.

"Haha hopefully I'm next so we can get this season going !!!!" Muhammad tweeted in response to the news on Anderson.

The Bruins open Nov. 9 against Indiana State.

  • Michigan point guard Trey Burke, a preseason All-American, was suspended for Thursday's exhibition against Northern Michigan for a violation of team standards, coach John Beilein said.

  • Michigan football coach Brady Hoke reiterated that quarterback Denard Robinson would start against Minnesota on Saturday. Robinson suffered a nerve injury in his right arm during Michigan's 23-9 loss at Nebraska last week.

    MLS

    Will Bruin scored twice, and visiting Houston beat Chicago 2-1 in the opening round of the playoffs. The Dynamo will host Kansas City in Sunday's first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Alex scored in the 82nd minute, cutting Houston's lead in half.

  • Los Angeles opens defense of its MLS Cup title against Vancouver on Thursday in Carson. The winner will play the top-seeded Earthquakes in a home-and-home series beginning Sunday.

  • The league switched its schedule for the playoff series between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls due to Hurricane Sandy. United will host the first leg Saturday, and the Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, N.J., will host the return leg Wednesday.

    Miscellany

    All was quiet on the labor front, marking the 13th consecutive day that representatives of the NHL and the players' association didn't meet. ESPN has reported that on Thursday the league will cancel the Jan. 1 Winter Classic between Toronto and Detroit at Michigan Stadium. Commissioner Gary Bettman, though, said a decision could be delayed until mid-November. The lockout, imposed by the owners, reached its 46th day, and games through Nov. 30 have been canceled.

  • Sam Querrey recovered from a humiliating first set to beat second-seeded Novak Djokovic 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters. Djokovic had already secured the year-end No. 1 ranking after defending champion Roger Federer pulled out of the tournament to rest for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.

  • New York City Marathon officials continued to deal with countless contingencies after Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the go-ahead to hold Sunday's race amid the area's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

    MCT Information Services contributed to this report.