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WAC, Big Sky honors

A pair of BYU football players - defensive back Tim McTyer and kicker Ethan Pochman - earned WAC Mountain Division player-of-the-week honors.

McTyer had five solo tackles and two interceptions as BYU defeated Hawaii 45-14, while Pochman went 6-fot-6 in extra-point tries and aded a 25-yard field goal.

Also, Weber State linebacker David Stroshine was named Big Sky Conference defensive player of the week. The sophomore recorded a game-high 15 total tackles, including eight solo stops, in Weber State's 24-10 loss to Montana.

Football briefs

- Andre Rison, a four-time Pro Bowl receiver signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to boost their passing game, was released for what coach Tom Coughlin described as lack of performance.

- Seattle quarterback John Friesz, who signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract Saturday, will be lost for the remainder of the season because of a broken tibia in his right leg. He was injured in the first quarter of the Seahawks' 17-16 loss at Detroit on Sunday.

- Atlanta Falcons cornerback Nate Odomes was charged with drunken driving following a car crash in which he sustained a concussion. Odomes also was charged with three traffic violations after the 7:20 a.m. crash in which his Porsche sports car slammed into a tree.

Miller, Brown fined

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana guard Reggie Miller was fined $10,000 and Pacers coach Larry Brown $5,000 for remarks about about officials following a loss Thursday night at Houston.

Hingis advances

NEW YORK (AP) - Switzerland's Martina Hingis routed Romania's Irina Spirlea 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the WTA Tour's season-ending Chase Championships.

Hingis, 16, will face the winner of today's match between Monica Seles and Japan's Kimiko Date. In other first-day matches, Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Davenport beat Austria's Barbara Paulus 6-3, 6-2 and Croatia's Iva Majoli defeated Germany's Anke Huber 7-5, 6-3.