NCAA REVISES ITS DISABLED POLICY: The NCAA agreed to revise policies that the Justice Department said annually prevented hundreds of students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities from playing college sports and getting scholarships.

An agreement between the NCAA and the Justice Department resolved complaints lodged with the government the past 30 months by athletes. They alleged the NCAA's course and grade-point requirements that high school graduates must meet to be eligible for college sports and athletic scholarships violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by discriminating against those with learning disabilities.


IHL MVP: Right wing Patrice Lefebvre, who led the International Hockey League in points and assists last season and is the Las Vegas Thunder's career scoring lead-er, was chosen Tuesday as winner of the Gatschene Trophy as the league's most valuable player.

The Montreal native earned 35 points on four firsts, four seconds and three thirds in voting by the league's 18 head coaches.

Utah's Kip Miller finished seventh in voting with nine points.

High schools

UTAH AAU TEAM WINS TOURNEY: Team Utah, a 17-and-under AAU team, won the Reno Nike Memorial Day Classic over the weekend, beating teams from Oregon, California and Utah.

Brighton's Garner Meads was named the MVP of the tournament. Other players on the Utah team include: Chris Huber, Bear River; Jackson Brown, Jordan; Lawrence Cowan, Brighton; Jesse Pinegar, Brighton; Doug Nielsen, Brighton; Luke Hendrix, Brighton; C.T. Bell, Brighton; Jordan Jud-kins, Skyline; and Gary Wil-ker-son, Bingham. The team's head coach was Lynn Moncur who was assisted by Dan Cowan.

Olympus High also won the high school division and Bingham's 16-and-under team was a finalist.

UTAH PREPS SIGN: Former Alta High standout Nate Carling and Cottonwood forward Austin Smylie recently signed letters of intent to play college basketball.

Carling, a 1995 honorable mention Deseret News all-stater, signed his letter to play for Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., while serving an LDS Mission in Brazil. Before his mission, Carling, a sophomore, played one year for Eastern Wyoming Junior College.

Smylie, a 1998 honorable mention Deseret News all-stater, will play for Saint Martin's College in Lacey, Wash. He averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Colts this year.

CORRECTION: The caption in the May 20 sports section of the Deseret News incorrectly identified the third baseman. The name should have been Paul Lawrence.


MAXWELL RELEASED FROM JAIL: Former Houston Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell has been released from the Harris County Jail in Houston after completing a term for marijuana possession.

Maxwell was released Thursday, authorities said Tuesday.

He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail for a 1995 misdemeanor mar-i-jua-na possession charge after his appeals ran out.

BRUNNER DIDN'T ENTER DRAFT: The Associated Press reported erroneously on May 25 that Kenny Brunner, a former Fresno State basketball recruit arrested for investigation of armed robbery, had applied for early entry to the June 24 NBA draft.

Although Brunner said he would apply, the NBA said he did not.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Karlsruhe, Germany, Player of the Year Chamique Holdsclaw of Tennessee had 19 points and eight rebounds as the United States opened play in Group B of the Women's World Championships with a 95-89 victory over Japan.


MLB HONORS: St. Louis' Mark McGwire was selected NL player of the week after hitting eight homers.

McGwire, who became the first player with 25 homers before June 1, had 15 RBIs and scored 10 runs while hitting 0.423 (11-for-26) with a 1.346 slugging percentage and 0.531 on-base percentage.

Detroit's Damion Easley was chosen AL player of the week after batting 0.367 (11-for-30) with four homers and 14 RBIs.


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Geoff Abrams won both singles and doubles as Stanford completed an unbeaten season with its fourth consecutive NCAA men's tennis championship.

Stanford (28-0) captured its 16th men's tennis championship, most of any school, with a 4-0 victory over Georgia. The Cardinal shut out all four opponents in the 16-team, single-elimination tournament in Athens, Ga.


FORMER PGA PLAYER DIES: Former PGA Tour player Tommy Moore died at his home from complications of a rare blood disease. He was 35. Moore, an All-American at Oklahoma State from 1982-84, played the 1990 and 1994 seasons on the PGA Tour.