NBA HOPEFUL HURT: A prep all-star game came to an abrupt end Sunday night after Korleone Young fell and hit his head on photography equipment, opening a gash over his right eye.

Young, a 6-foot-7 forward from Hargrave Military Academy in Chath-am, Va. who announced earlier this month he would skip college and enter the NBA draft, was taken to nearby Centinela hospital. He scored 29 points in the second game of the tournament called Snapple Eddie Jones All-Stars.


N.Y. MAYOR WANTS NEW STADIUM: The crumbling House that Ruth Built might soon be replaced by the House that Rudy Builds.

Longtime Yankees fan Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has made another pitch for new stadiums to replace 75-year-old Yankee Stadium and 34-year-old Shea Stadium.

City officials have spent several months discussing finances with the Yankees, the mayor said Sunday. He'd like to keep the Bronx Bombers in the Bronx, he added.


SENIOR TOUR FOUNDER DIES: Gardner Dickinson will be remembered more for what he did for golf after his fine career ended. Dickinson, who owned the best career U.S. Ryder Cup record and won seven tournaments on the PGA Tour, was one of the founders of the Senior PGA Tour, something that changed the face of professional golf.

Dickinson, 70, died in his sleep at his home Sunday after.


PACKERS' WHITE RETIRES: The Minister of Defense has called it quits. Reggie White, one of the greatest players in NFL history and the league's career sacks leader, is retiring because of a chronic bad back.

"I'm sure he wishes he could have gone out a little differently than he did," Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf said. "But he's still going to be recognized as one of the greatest players ever to play in the National Football League and one of the greatest players to play his position."


U.S. SWEEPS NETHERLANDS: Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles blitzed the Dutch on Sunday to lead the Americans to a 5-0 victory in the Fed Cup first-round competition.

In doubles, Fernandez and Lisa Raymond beat Manon Bollegraf and Caroline Vis 6-1, retired.

The victory sends the Americans to Fed Cup powerhouse Spain for a July 25-26 showdown.