USU COACHING SEARCH: Utah State University athletic director Bruce Van De Velde said he will begin interviews this week as part of his search for a new basketball coach to replace Larry Eustachy. After five years in Logan, Eustachy last week accepted a head-coaching position at Iowa State of the Big 12.

Eustachy's associate head coach for the last two seasons, Steve Barnes, will be on Van De Velde's list to interview this week. Barnes, 41, wants the job, though he could move to Iowa State with Eustachy for more money. He has Eustachy's endorsement.

Van De Velde said Rhode Island coach Jim Harrick, a former USU assistant under Dutch Belnap, has not applied for the job. However, Aggie insiders say he has made inquiry about the job.

"But there is a lot of interest. It is amazing the quality of coaches available," Van De Velde said.

The AD, who began his new job two weeks ago, said he hopes to have a coach by the end of August.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Athens, Greece, the starless United States team got 20 points from former Syracuse player Wendell Alexis and beat Argentina 87-74 in the World Basketball Championships Sunday.

The Americans (3-1), who got scoring from all 12 players, never trailed but didn't pull away until late. Jimmy Oliver had 18 points and Michael Hawkins 15.


MLS ALL-STAR GAME: It won't change the results of a disappointing World Cup showing, but the United States did reclaim some bragging rights in Major League Soccer's third All-Star game.

Brian McBride of the Columbus Crew scored one goal and assisted on two others Sunday as the U.S. All-Stars beat the World All-Stars 6-1 in Orlando, Fla.

Goodwill Games

MEN'S SWIMMING: With four 1-2 sweeps and victories in both the 400-meter freestyle and 400 medley relays, Russia dealt the United States men's swimming team their third-straight dual-meet loss at the Goodwill Games.

The World All-Stars wrapped up the team gold medal with an 85-37 victory over Germany, giving them a 3-0 dual-meet record.


MERCEDES CUP: At Los Angeles, Andre Agassi countered Tim Henman's 130 mph-plus serves to win the Mercedes Cup 6-4, 6-4. It was Agassi's 11th consecutive match victory without dropping a set.

BANK OF THE WEST: At Stanford, Calif., Lindsay Davenport outlasted an injured and erratic Venus Williams to win 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the final of the Bank of the West tournament.


GUS PAULOS CLASSIC: Eaglewood head pro Chris Jones broke out of a slump with the biggest victory of his life as he captured the Gus Paulos Golf Classic Sunday at West Ridge Golf Course in West Valley.

Jones earned $8,000 after firing a 69 for a 36-hole total of 135. He beat Jimmy Blair, who closed with a 66 and won $5,000. Kim Thompson was third at 137, while Milan Swilor and co-first day leader Henry White tied for fourth at 138.

In the senior pro division, Jon Fister won $2,500 with a 143 total, one shot better than Tom Storey and two better than Bob Flagler and Don Needham.

Herb Lyons was the low amateur at 145, one shot ahead of Kurt Bernhisel, Brian Thompson and Paul Walker. Rick McGuire won A Flight and Tony Lopez captured B Flight.