Disqualification appealed

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The Benetton and Williams teams appealed the diqualifications of Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard from the Brazilian Grand Prix, according to British press reports.

Five hours after Sunday's race, the 1-2 finishers were disqualified after tests indicated they had used improper fuel.

Seles still suffers

HAMBURG, Germany - Monica Seles' psychologist testified today that the former tennis star suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder since she was stabbed in the back during a match two years ago.

Jerry Russel May, a sports psychologist from Reno, Nev., said Seles has nightmares and flashbacks, and is afraid to go to the grocery store for fear that someone who looks at her may attack her.

Seles has not played professional tennis since then, although May repeatedly told the court she wanted to come back, was trying to come back and "loves tennis."


Mighty Mary rallies

SAN DIEGO - Mighty Mary rallied twice on the final three legs to beat Young America and tie Stars & Stripes for second place in the Citizen Cup for defenders in the America's Cup semifinals.

Young America has already clinched the first berth in the defender finals.

Mighty Mary and Stars & Stripes are tied with two points apiece in the battle for the second spot. Stars & Stripes has four races remaining and Mighty Mary has three.

Clinton visits ACOG

ATLANTA - President Clinton kicks off his Atlanta trip today with a visit to the offices of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.

After a brief private meeting with top ACOG executives, Clinton and Vice President Al Gore will meet with employees and volunteers for the Olympics and the Paralympic Games.

"I think a pep talk is a good way of characterizing it," said ACOG spokesman Scott Mall.

Replacements barred

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Parris Glendening signed into law a bill that bars replacement players from taking the field this season at Camden Yards.

Under the law, no games can be played at Camden Yards unless at least 75 percent of the players were on major league rosters in 1994.

The American League has threatened Baltimore owner Peter Angelos with fines of up $250,000 for each missed game, suspension or even the loss of this franchise.

NBA honors Divac

NEW YORK - Vlade Divac of the Los Angeles Lakers won NBA player of the week honors after averaging 24.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocked shots in three Lakers victories.

TNT likes Mike

NEW YORK - Turner Sports' telecast on TNT of the Orlando-Chicago game last Friday night, Michael Jordan's first in Chicago since he returned to basketball, was seen in an estimated 2.044 million homes, tying TNT's regular-season NBA record.

Football signings

- Pro Bowl cornerback Eric Allen joined the New Orleans Saints after the Philadelphia Eagles did not match New Orleans' offer to Allen. The multiyear offer reportedly is worth more than $14 million.

- Derrick Fenner, a fullback who led the Cincinnati Bengals in rushing last season, has signed with the Los Angeles Raiders as an unrestricted free agent.

- Brian Mitchell, who tied or set six Washington Redskins records and set an NFL record for combined kickoff and punt return yards, agreed to a three-year contract worth $4.2 million.

- Frank Reich, a backup to Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly for more than a decade, finally got his chance to be a starter by signing with the Carolina Panthers.

Kidd earns NHL honor

NEW YORK - Goaltender Trevor Kidd of Calgary was chosen NHL player of the week after posting a 3-0-0 record with one shutout and a 1.67 goals-against average.

Lee upsets Cecchini

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Sandra Cecchini, seeded 15th, lost to unseeded Lindsey Lee 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Family Circle Magazine Cup. No. 9 Judith Wiesner, No. 10 Amanda Coetzer, No. 13 Lisa Ramyond and No. 16 Irina Spirlea also won.