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USU'S BROWN FACES TRIAL: A Dec. 12 trial has been scheduled for star Utah State running back Demario Brown, charged with simple assault in an incident involving another student.

Brown, a 20-year-old sophomore, was arraigned Tuesday in 1st District Court. Brown did not appear but was represented by public defender Shannon Demler, who entered a not-guilty plea and requested a jury trial.

Brown was found guilty of the charge Sept. 18 by Logan Municipal Judge Cheryl Russell. But the verdict was appealed just days after the trial and the misdemeanor case now will be heard in district court.

Demler said Russell didn't have all the facts about the assault when she convicted his client.

The charge stems from an incident June 28 when a USU student said he was attacked and hit from behind in his apartment. Brown contends he hit the student, Rod Kuhnhenn, in self-defense because Kuhnhenn was drunk, belligerent and about to hit him.

CHANDLER WON'T START: Two concussions in six weeks mean Chris Chandler won't be starting at quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.

JOHNSTON TO UNDERGO SURGERY: Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston will undergo surgery Oct. 31 to repair a bulging disc in his neck and miss the rest of the season.


5,000M RECORD SET: Jiang Bo, a protege of controversial Chinese coach Ma Junren, clocked 14 minutes, 28.09 seconds in winning the 5,000 meters at China's National Games, slicing more than three seconds off the previous world record set just two days ago by her teammate.


GOLDEN GLOVE WINNERS: Three players whose defense helped their teams reach the World Series won Gold Glove honors: Florida catcher Charles Johnson and Cleveland shortstop Omar Vizquel and third baseman Matt Williams.

Anaheim outfielder Jim Edmonds, Mets shortstop Rey Or-donez, Baltimore first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, Minnesota second baseman Chuck Knoblauch and Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams were first-time winners.

Seattle outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux won their eighth straight Gold Gloves, San Francisco outfielder Barry Bonds won his seventh overall and Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez won his sixth straight.

Baltimore pitcher Mike Mussina completed the AL list.

Other NL winners were San Francisco first baseman J.T. Snow, Houston second baseman Craig Biggio, San Diego third baseman Ken Caminiti, Los Angeles outfielder Raul Mondesi and Colorado outfielder Larry Walker.

ROSA TO STAND TRIAL: A judge ordered former San Francisco Giants scout Luis Rosa to stand trial on charges he sexually molested young players at his Dominican Republic training camp.

HONORED: Eric Davis, who underwent colon cancer surgery and returned to help Baltimore reach the ALCS, received the Roberto Clemente Man of the Year Award.


LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL: John Adams and Bill Glasson shot 9-under-par 63s to share the first-round lead at the Las Vegas Invitational. One stroke back were Billy Andrade, Brad Fabel and Kelly Gibson. Six others were another shot back, while Tiger Woods opened defense of his title with a 68 at the Desert Inn Country Club, considered the more demanding of three courses used for the tournament.

CRENSHAW NEW RYDER CAPTAIN: Ben Crenshaw, a four-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, was selected as captain of the squad when it tries to reclaim the Cup in 1999 at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

The announcement came three weeks after the United States failed for the fifth time in seven tries to bring the Ryder Cup home, losing to Europe 14 1/2-13 1/2 in Spain last month.


FISHER TURNS DOWN S. ALABAMA: Fired Michigan basketball coach Steve Fisher turned down an offer to become coach at South Alabama. Fisher said he called the school Tuesday night to reject the offer, but school officials maintained they never made an official offer to him.

FRESNO'S FORNEY SUSPENDED: Fresno State basketball forward Daymond Forney was suspended indefinitely for a team violation. The Fresno Bee reported that Forney entered the Student Athlete Assistance Program, which handles anti-social behavior, drug and alcohol abuse.

The newspaper said Forney's suspension could last into the regular season, which begins Nov. 17.

- At Missoula, Mont., Henry "J.R." Camel, Montana's leading returning scorer, was suspended from the team and made his initial court appearance, a day after being charged with drunken driving.


EUROCARD OPEN: At Stuttgart, Germany, defending champion Boris Becker, playing perhaps his final major tournament at home, was ousted from the Eurocard Open along with second-ranked Michael Chang and four other seeded players. Becker lost 7-6 (12-10), 6-4 to 16th-seeded Richard Krajicek of Netherlands, Chang was ousted by France's Cedric Pioline 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.

In other second-round matches, fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic retired in the second set against Britain's Tim Henman; sixth-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain was beaten by Todd Martin 6-3, 7-6 (7-2); German Nicolas Kiefer upset fifth-seeded Greg Rusedski of Britain, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4; and eighth-seeded Sergi Bruguera of Spain lost to France's Fabrice Santoro 7-5, 7-6 (11-9).

Australian Patrick Rafter, No. 3 in the world, won when Thomas Enqvist withdrew because of a groin injury.

LUXEMBOURG OPEN: At Luxembourg, top-seeded Amanda Coetzer of South Africa beat Italy's Silvia Farina 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, while compatriot Joanette Kruger upset third-seeded Sandrine Testud of France 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Luxembourg Open.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals were Slovakia's Henrieta Nag-yova, who beat Japan's Naoko Sawamatsu 6-4, 6-4, and Miriam Oremans of the Netherlands, a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 winner over Russian Elena Likhovtseva.

Auto racing

HALL OF FAMERS: Four years after his racing career was cut short by a fatal helicopter crash at his home track, Davey Allison has been inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.


GRANDPA SUING MOORER: Heavyweight boxer Michael Moorer owes 25 percent of his earnings to his grandfather, who gave him his first pair of boxing gloves, the grandfather has alleged in federal court.

In a lawsuit, Henry Smith of Charleroi, Washington County, claims he signed an exclusive contract with Moorer on May 20, 1986, to serve as Moorer's trainer and coach.