France 3 sails alone

SAN DIEGO - A day after the stormy Pacific Ocean swallowed oneAustralia, France 3 sailed alone around the America's Cup course under sunny skies to collect five points and keep its semifinal hopes alive.

The Australians were scheduled to meet the French, but said they didn't have time to get their backup boat ready following Sunday's catastrophe.

On the defender course, Kevin Mahaney's Young America routed Mighty Mary by 4 minutes, 35 seconds. Young America leads with 39 points, followed by Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes with 32 and Mighty Mary with 21.

Christie withdraws

LONDON - The World Indoor Championships lost another marquee name when world and Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie of Britain withdrew. The three-day meet begins Friday at Barcelona, Spain.

Hobday, Stockton lead

LOS CABOS, Mexico - Simon Hobday and Dave Stockton shot 2-under-par 70s to share the first-round lead in the $500,000 Senior Slam for the winners of last season's majors on the Senior PGA Tour. Raymond Floyd shot a 72 and Lee Trevino opened with an 80 in the 36-hole event at Los Cabos Resort.


Veterans await Fame

TAMPA, Fla. - Richie Ashburn and Larry Doby are among the top candidates for election today to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

Nellie Fox, Gil Hodges and Negro Leagues star Leon Day also stand a chance to be chosen. Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Yogi Berra are on the 17-member panel that will vote, with 75 percent required for selection.

Mike Schmidt was elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America in January and will be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 30.

Talks break off

PALM BEACH, Fla. - A day after the both sides walked away from negotiations, owners prepared for their quarterly meetings and union officials returned to their office in New York. No negotiations are scheduled this week.

Braves throw no-hitter

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Atlanta Braves replacement pitchers Jose Alvarez, Phil Harrison, Eric Moran, Keith Brown and Daren Brown combined for a no-hitter in a 5-0 exhibition victory over the New York Mets.

Hardaway faces surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. - Tim Hardaway, the only member of the Golden State Warriors to play in every game this season, may need season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.

NBA honors Shaq

NEW YORK - Orlando center Shaquille O'Neal was selected the NBA player of the week after averaging 31.5 points and 12.8 rebounds in four games.

Janney traded to Sharks

ST. LOUIS - Craig Janney, who left the St. Louis Blues last month in a dispute over playing time, was traded to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Jeff Norton, a fourth-round draft choice in 1997 and future considerations.

Janney, 27, had two goals and five assists in eight games this season before leaving the team Feb. 18. Norton, 29, had a goal and nine assists in 20 games for the Sharks.

Fernandez wins Cup

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Eighth-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez beat fourth-seeded Natasha Zvereva of Belarus 6-4, 6-3 in the rain-delayed championship match in the Evert Cup.

Zimmer improves

TUCSON, Ariz. - Colorado coach Don Zimmer made satisfactory progress in his recovery from a temporary loss of blood flow to the brain two days earlier. Zimmer, 64, remained in intensive care at St. Mary's Hospital.



The Bountiful Braves basketball team finished the regular season as Region 2 quad-champions. The Braves, seeded fourth in the 5A state playoffs by a tiebreaker, were not properly credited as league titlists - along with Viewmont, Highland and Davis - in recent stories on the 5A tournament.