DERBY DRAW: Favorite Trick won the Kentucky Derby post-position draw when an inquiry forced a redraw for Saturday's race.
In the redraw, Favorite Trick, the early 4-1 third choice, drew No. 1, giving trainer Bill Mott first pick. He took the No. 7 post position.
Trainer Bob Baffert picked second and took the No. 8 post for 2-1 favorite Indian Charlie. Picking sixth, trainer Nick Zito chose No. 4 for Halory Hunter, the second favorite at 7-2.
For the first time, owners and trainers made the selections in the draw themselves in a nationally televised broadcast. But an announcer's mistake forced Churchill Downs officials to do it over.
In the first draw, ESPN's Chris Lincoln announced that Artax would pick 15th, but when Rock and Roll's name was drawn last, he again announced No. 15. Lincoln said he mixed up the call, but he was not sure for which horse.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who won first pick the first time around, got the 10th pick in the redraw and took the No. 11 post for Cape Town.
CARDS SIGN BROWN: The Arizona Cardinals signed former New York Giants quarterback Dave Brown to a two-year contract, providing a veteran backup to second-year starter Jake Plummer.
WARRANT OUT FOR BENNETT: A judge issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Cornelius Bennett after the Atlanta Falcons linebacker failed to surrender to begin serving a 60-day sexual abuse sentence.
KARIM SETTLES WITH KAREEM: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the leading scorer in NBA history, reached a settlement with Karim Abdul-Jabbar of the Miami Dolphins in the former basketball player's lawsuit alleging trademark infringement.
A joint statement said the parties have agreed that Kareem Ab-dul-Jabbar holds the trademark rights to that name for commercial purposes. To differentiate between the two, the football player will be known as "Abdul" for the purposes of commercialism.
SMITH DENIES ACCUSATION: Michelle Smith, triple Olympic gold medalist in swimming and again the focus of drug accusations, defiantly denied tampering with a urine sample that might have shown signs of a banned substance.
AT&T CHALLENGE: At Duluth, Ga., Pete Sampras, who survived the first match in his return to the top ranking, couldn't beat the rain in the AT&T Challenge.
Sampras, who reclaimed the No. 1 ranking from Marcelo Rios, led Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 3-2 when play was suspended. In another second-round match, Steve Campbell beat fifth-seeded Jan-Michael Gambill 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
BMW OPEN: At Munich, Germany, Germany's Oliver Gross beat top-seeded Greg Rusedski of Britain 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the BMW Open.
In second-round matches, Sweden's Magnus Gustafsson defeated third-seeded Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, and Sweden's Tomas Nydahl beat fourth-seeded Tim Henman of Britain 6-3, 6-1.
CZECH OPEN: At Prague, Czech Republic, Brazil's Fernando Meli-geni upset second-seeded Yev-geny Kafelnikov of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Czech Open.
GERMAN GRAND PRIX: At Ham-burg, Germany, top-ranked Martina Hingis rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the first set to beat France's Julie Halard-Decugis 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the German Grand Prix.
YOUTH TEAM TAKES 3RD: The Club Davis 16-and-under team from Davis County placed third in the Far Western National Qua-li-fyer Tournmant held April 24-26 in the San Francisco Bay area. The team finished with a 9-1 record in the 16 Club division, which consisted of 80 teams.
DESERT WILDLIFE FESTIVAL: Staff from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George Leisure Services, Red Cliffs Audubon and BLM will hold the Desert Wildlife Festival '98 this Friday and Saturday in St. George.
Events include a field trips, class-room discussions, bird watching, photography tips and seminars.
Entry fee is $5 per individual, $12 per family. The event is free to DWR Wildlife Heritage Certificate Holders.
Classroom presentations will be at Bloomington Elementary and will cover bird songs, California condors, desert tortoise and wildlife stories for all ages. Displays will be set up in Bloomington Park and will include wildlife art and other wildlife-related displays and demonstrations. There will also be food items to purchase.