Olympic leaders set up drug arbitration council
PARIS - International sports leaders gave final approval to create a special arbitration system to keep doping disputes out of civil courts. All 31 world federations represented in the Olympics signed an accord to set up the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.
Timberwolves to get new owners
MINNEAPOLIS - A day after NBA owners rejected a deal to move the Minnesota Timberwolves to New Orleans, team officials said owners Marvin Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner are ready to accept a local purchase offer. A group led by Bill Sexton and Willis Heim is working with city and state officials on a $149 million offer.
Dudley becomes unrestricted free agent
PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Dudley declared himself an unrestricted free agent, leaving him free to sign with any club after July 1. The Blazers can match any offer.
Hawks, Bucks swap forwards
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks traded forward Roy Hinson, who missed almost all of the last four seasons with knee injuries, to the Milwaukee Bucks for forward Ken Norman.
Dykstra has surgery for apendicitis
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra was listed Thursday in good condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after surgery for appendicitis. Dykstra, already out with a sore right quadricep, left Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium after experiencing pregame abdominal pain.
Metzenbaum proposes anti-trust plan
WASHINGTON - Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, is trying to head off a potential baseball strike with legislation that would make labor-management relations subject to antitrust laws. The Senate Judiciary Committee was to vote today on the bill that would allow players to settle disputes with owners in court by allowing them to use antitrust laws.
HOOVER, Ala. - Michael Jordan was 0-for-3 in Birmingham's 5-2 loss to Nashville in the Southern League to drop his average to .202.
Ditka fair after chest pains hospitalize him
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, 54, was in fair condition at Lake Forest Hospital after having chest pains Tuesday. Dr. Jay Alexander said it was too early to tell if the pain was heart-related. Ditka had a mild heart attack in the 1988 season.
Lowery jumps to Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Kicker Nick Lowery, 38, agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Jets after 13 seasons with Kansas City.
In other NFL news, tight end Jackie Harris joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Green Bay decided not to match a $7.6-million, four-year offer. Also, linebacker Duane Bickett, 31, released by Indianapolis in February, signed with Seattle; five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews, 38, reached a one-year contract agreement with the Atlanta Falcons; and ex-NFL receiver Mark Duper, awaiting trial in Florida on federal drug charges, was waived by the CFL's expansion Shreveport Pirates.
Flyers expected to name Murray coach
PHILADELPHIA - Terry Murray, fired as coach of the Washington Capitals in January, will be named coach of the Philadelphia Flyers today, WPVI-TV reported. Murray would replace fired Terry Simpson.
Local hockey coaching clinics set
OGDEN - USA Hockey, in cooperation with the Utah Amateur Hockey Association, will hold a clinic for youth-hockey coaches Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Ice Sheet, 4390 Harrison Blvd. The clinic will be conducted by Utah coaching-program coordinator Joe Bernardy. Cost is $25 with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
An Intermediate clinic for those with associate-level credentials will be held Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for $40. Contact Bernardy, 565-9299, for more details.
UVSC wins 7th straight all-sport title
For the seventh straight year, Utah Valley State College claimed the Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Excellence Award. The award goes to the school that compiles the most points in a scoring system designed to determine the conference's top winning program. Points are awarded in each sport: five for first place in conference standings, four for second, three for third, etc. Points were given in 14 different men's and women's sports.
UVSC (28 points) won titles in baseball, golf, women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's cross country and rodeo. Snow (19.5) was second, followed by Dixie , Eastern Utah (11.5) and Colorado Northwestern (8).