JAMISON GOING PRO: Antawn Jamison, college basketball's player of the year, will skip his senior year at North Carolina to enter the NBA, The Associated Press has learned.

University sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the announcement would come today at a news conference at the Dean Smith Center.

Jamison reportedly reached the decision after consulting with coach Bill Guthridge and former coach Dean Smith, who told him he probably would be among the the top five picks in the June 24 draft.

Players have until May 10 to declare themselves eligible for the draft.

The 6-foot-9 Jamison averaged 22.4 points and 10.5 rebounds this season.


CHARGERS `GLAD' THEY GOT LEAF: His first weekend of workouts with the San Diego Chargers finished, quarterback Ryan Leaf will watch a little film, make an appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show" and go scuba diving in the Caribbean.

"I think I got what I wanted to get done," Leaf said Sunday after the Chargers wrapped up their three-day minicamp. "I came in and got thrown in the mix, kind of got an idea of what's going to happen and fought through it. I got knocked down a bunch of times but I picked myself up."

Leaf was the second overall pick in the NFL draft last weekend. He won't be able to take part in any Chargers' workouts between now and June 1.


LONDON MARATHON: Spain's Abel Anton won the London Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds, two seconds off the record set last year by Portugal's Antonio Pinto.


POUND WANTS ICE DANCING DROPPED: Dick Pound, an International Olympic Committee vice president from Canada, said Sunday that he wants ice dancing dropped from the Winter Games because of public "outrage" over accusations of fixed results. Pound said the image of the Olympics has been tarnished by what he described as blatant, predetermined standings in the dance competition.