NCAA SUIT: A proposed settlement in a federal antitrust suit could raise NCAA limits on financial aid and allow schools to pay athletes for other expenses such as travel, health insurance and laundry.
A trial scheduled in Los Angeles this month has been delayed while the settlement is being completed, plaintiffs attorney Stephen Morrissey said Friday. He would not divulge details of the proposed agreement.
"When the settlement is completed, it will become public record," Morrissey said.
Morrissey said court approval of a settlement was not imminent, adding the process typically takes a few months.The class-action suit was filed in February 2006 on behalf of former football players Jason White of Stanford and Brian Polak of UCLA and former University of San Francisco basketball player Jovan Harris.
REBEL LEAVING: Sophomore forward Lamar Roberson is leaving the UNLV basketball team. Rebels coach Lon Kruger says he learned of Roberson's decision Wednesday night. Kruger said he did not know where Roberson was headed. The 6-foot-8 Roberson transferred to UNLV from the University of Houston after the 2005-06 season. He was redshirted last season.
CANADIANS LEADING: At Kapalua, Hawaii, Kapalua might consider changing its logo to a Maple Leaf this week.
Canada's Mike Weir of Draper, who only 10 weeks ago qualified for the winners-only Mercedes-Benz Championship with his first victory in more than three years, made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 67 in much more agreeable conditions Friday for a one-shot lead over Stephen Ames and Jonathan Byrd.
Ames, the only player in the field who actually lives in Canada, fixed a flaw in his putting stroke and also shot 67, making birdie on three of his last five holes despite missing a 6-footer along the way.
Weir, raised in Bright's Grove, Ontario, now lives in Utah and played only one full round of golf last month when he went to San Diego to check on equipment. Ames was born in Trinidad & Tobago and moved to Calgary in 1991, becoming a naturalized citizen in 2003. He hasn't played since winning the Skins Game.
Brandt Snedeker was atop the leaderboard most of the round for the second straight day until faltering late.