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WHITE HOUSE VISIT DELAYED: The threat posed by Hurricane Isabel has pushed back the San Antonio Spurs' scheduled visit to the White House.

Team officials said Tuesday that the White House and the NBA champions are trying to line up another time for the visit, which had been set for Thursday.


TEXAS PLAYERS MUM: The Texas Longhorns don't want to talk about last week's loss — or anything else. Texas players decided Tuesday not to talk to reporters until after Saturday night's game against Rice.

The No. 13 Longhorns (1-1) fell seven spots in The Associated Press poll after a 38-28 loss at home to then-unranked Arkansas. After the game, Arkansas (2-0) jumped to No. 14.

49ERS SIGN POCHMAN: The San Francisco 49ers shook up their special teams on Tuesday, waving kicker Jeff Chandler and kick returner Arland Bruce and signing former New York Giants and BYU kicker Owen Pochman.

Pochman entered training camp as the Giants' No. 1 kicker last year, but he spent the entire season on injured reserve because of a knee injury. He was released by the Giants in June.

OHIO STATE QB HURT: Ohio State starting quarterback Craig Krenzel might miss Saturday's game against Bowling Green because of an elbow injury.

Krenzel's elbow was hurt when he was hit while throwing a pass in the second quarter of Saturday's 44-38 triple-overtime win over North Carolina State, coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday. He was not supposed to practice Tuesday.

Krenzel did not leave the game but complained of soreness afterward. His arm got progressively more sore over the weekend and on Monday, Tressel said.