MOUSER NEW GRIZZ PRESIDENT: Tim Mouser, the Utah Grizzlies' executive vice president, has been named the IHL hockey team's president, which fills the position for the first time since the club moved from Denver in 1995.

Mouser's duties will include day-to-day supervision of the E Center.

Also, Tim Hinchey III has been promoted to the new position of vice president of marketing and promotions and team broadcaster Ian Furness has been named as director of broadcasting and media relations.

World Cup soccer

A HEARTY WELCOME BACK: English hooligans convicted of violence at the World Cup face losing their jobs and being banned from club matches when they arrive back home.

Premier League club Leeds United imposed a lifetime ban on James Shayler, sentenced to two months in jail by French authorities for his part in rioting by English fans in Marseille.

Two Liverpool postal workers could be fired when they return after serving three-month jail terms in France for their part in the violence.


SIGNINGS: Larry Brown, a cornerback who went from Super Bowl MVP with the Dallas Cowboys to virtual oblivion with the Oakland Raiders, signed a two-year deal worth less than $500,000 a season with the Vikings.

Meanwhile, the Raiders signed free-agent kicker Greg Davis, who played for San Diego and Minnesota last season.


WIMBLEDON DRAW: Defending champion Pete Sam-pras will play Dominic Hrbaty in the first round in trying for his fifth Wimbledon title in six years.

Sampras could meet MaliVai Washington, Wimbledon runner-up in 1996, in the second round. Sweden's Thomas Enqvist could loom in the third round and Australia's Scott Draper in the fourth.

On the women's side, defending champion and top-seeded Martina Hingis will face Lisa Raymond, second-seeded Lindsay Davenport will play Florencia Labat.