BARRATT LEAVING UTES: Another player is leaving the University of Utah program.
Reserve forward Greg Barratt, who was an all-stater at Olympus High School in 1994, will transfer to Utah Valley State College.
Barratt played sparingly as a freshman, averaging just 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in just 15 games. He did not play in any of Utah's six NCAA games. He came to Utah in 1994 and redshirted before leaving on an LDS mission.
Barratt was not asked to leave and his departure leaves Utah with one scholarship below the NCAA limit. With Barratt leaving, the Utes will have just four players back from last year's NCAA second-place team - Andre Miller, Hanno Mottola, Alex Jensen and Nate Althoff, along with redshirt Adam Sharp.
Besides losing Michael Doleac and Drew Hansen to graduation, Britton Johnsen, Trace Caton and Jon Carlisle went on LDS missions while David Jackson and Jordie McTavish transferred to Oregon and Idaho State, respectively.
FEERICK TO HEAR GRIEVANCE: The NBA was dealt a setback by arbitrator John Feerick, who ruled he has jurisdiction to hear a grievance filed on behalf of players with guaranteed contracts who are not being paid during the lockout. Feerick is expected to schedule a hearing for as early as next week.
DISNEY OFFERS NHL BIG $: Walt Disney Co. has offered to pay the National Hockey League about $400 million for exclusive United States broadcast rights for five years on ABC and ESPN, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The money is roughly double the combined annual rate now paid to the league by ESPN and Fox Sports, the newspaper said.
Fox has a week to decide whether to counterbid for the NHL package. A Fox spokesman said Tuesday that the network is evaluating its options after being notified by the NHL that it has received "an offer for the over-the-air and cable package."
NHL RULE CHANGES: NHL general managers approved new standards limiting the size of goaltending equipment, which will be implemented by league for next season. The new criteria defines the maximum dimensions of a goaltender's jersey, pants and chest and arm pads.
The move comes after a season when scoring was down and there were many complaints about the size and bulkiness of goaltenders' equipment. Earlier in the offseason, the league made rule changes that made the goal crease smaller.
ALI FEELS HE WAS MISTREATED: Muhammad Ali felt he was being used by a clinic where he was undergoing experimental treatment for his Parkinson's disease, so he left.
For more than a decade, the former heavyweight champion has suffered from the disease that slowed his reflexes and made it difficult for him to talk. Ali had received five days of treatments at the clinic in Boca Raton, Fla., before deciding to quit.
Ali criticized Jerry Jacobson, a retired dentist and oral surgeon with whom Ali began treatments July 28 for not respecting his privacy.
"I feel I was used to promote their clinic," Ali said in a statement.
WYOMING ASSISTANT QUITS: University of Wyoming offensive coordinator Mark Whitten announced his resignation, just 40 days before the Cowboys' season opener. The university's press release Monday stated that Whitten, who would have entered his second season in the position, was leaving his coaching job at the school to enter private business.
SELIG-PRIEB NEW BREWERS CEO: Wendy Selig-Prieb, the daughter of Bud Selig, replaced her father as president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Brewers. Selig, elected baseball's ninth commissioner last month, resigned the positions and transferred his ownership interest into a voting trust. Selig-Prieb had been vice president and general counsel of the team.
BONDS SUSPENDED: San Francisco outfielder Barry Bonds was suspended for three games and Philadelphia reliever Ricky Bottalico was suspended for four because of their brawl last weekend. NL president Len Coleman also fined the players $1,000 each. The players' association appealed the penalties.
Coleman also upheld Gary Sheffield's three-game suspension and $1,000 fine for fighting and starting a bench-clearing brawl during a game between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles on June 28.
DU MAURIER OPEN: At Toronto, Alex O'Brien, who qualified for the main draw when Thomas Enq-vist withdrew, upset Gustavo Kuerten 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in the first round of the du Maurier Open.
Other first-round winners were No. 9 seed Alberto Costa, who beat Jason Stoltenberg 7-5, 6-4; No. 15 Fabrice Santoro, a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Martin Damm; and No 17 Ni-co-las Kiefer, who defeated Daniel Nestor 6-2, 7-6 (7-1). Sargis Sargsian, Daniel Vacek, Todd Martin, Tommy Hass and Gianluca Pozzi also advanced.
TOSHIBA CLASSIC: At Carlsbad, Calif., Jennifer Capriati was beaten 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 by Ai Sugiyama in the first round of the Toshiba Tennis Classic. It was the sixth time in 10 WTA tournaments this season Capriati has been knocked out in the first round.
Sixth-seeded Steffi Graf needed only 56 minutes to beat Julie Halard-Decugis 6-2, 6-2, and No. 5 Conchita Martinez beat Kimberly Po 6-4, 6-2.