AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The Air Force Academy agreed to a five-year contract with basketball coach Jeff Reynolds that would keep him at the school through the 2012-13 season.
Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh said Wednesday that details of the contract are still being worked out.
Reynolds was promoted from assistant coach to the top job in April 2007 after his predecessor, Jeff Bzdelik, accepted a job at Colorado.
The Falcons were 16-14 in Reynolds' first season.
Slack, Incorvaia reach semifinals
SANDY Former champion Tenille Slack sank a 15-foot putt on the final hole to edge Stacey Parkinson in the quarterfinals of the UGA Women's Match Play tournament Wednesday at River Oaks Golf Course.
Slack will face Mandi Incorvaia, a golfer on the Southern Utah University golf team in today's semifinals. Incorvaia defeated Patty Brimley on the 18th hole after hitting her approach shot within 18 inches.
Former State Am champ Lachell Poffenberger and Weber State golfer Emily Copier had a less stressful time advancing to the semifinals as Poffenberger defeated Sadie Palmer, 5 and 3, and Copier beat Tori Fishburn, 4 and 3.
The semifinals will be Thursday at 11:30 at River Oaks, with the finals set for Friday at 8 a.m.
Ex-Fresno St. coach gets settlement
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) The former women's basketball coach who sued Fresno State in a sex discrimination claim has reached a $9 million settlement deal.
In December, a jury awarded Stacy Johnson-Klein $19.1 million for unlawful termination. She claimed she was fired for threatening to expose the school's unequal treatment of female athletes and coaches.
University attorneys appealed, and Johnson-Klein filed a cross appeal. A Fresno County judge later reduced her total award to $6.6 million, plus $2.5 million in attorneys' fees.
The $9 million settlement brokered Tuesday appears to end the bitter court battle.
Johnson-Klein and her lawyers will receive a lump sum of $5.4 million immediately, said the coach's lead attorney, Warren Paboojian.
Starting in three years, they will also get an annual $150,000 to be dispensed over 20 years, and each of Johnson-Klein's six children will receive a $100,000 annuity to fund their college education, the university said.
Fielder owes $400K in back taxes
MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers slugger Prince Fielder owes more than $400,000 in unpaid taxes, according to a published report.
Fielder declined comment on the report through a team spokesman before Wednesday night's game against Toronto. An IRS spokesman told The Associated Press that Fielder could have made payments or even paid it off, but that it might not be recorded yet.
The Detroit News' Tax Watchdog blog published Tuesday a copy of the IRS' Notice of Federal Tax Lien filed against Fielder on Oct. 6, 2005. It was addressed to a residence in his name in Melbourne, Fla., and noted he owed a total of $409,149.14 assessed on Sept. 13, 2004, and Feb. 7, 2005.
"That's nobody's business but his," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "That has nothing to do with baseball."
General manager Doug Melvin declined comment. A message left with Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, wasn't immediately returned.
Fielder received a $2.4 million signing bonus after being the Brewers' top pick in the 2002 draft.
Fielder was miffed this spring training when Milwaukee renewed his contract for $670,000 he hit an NL-high 50 home runs with 119 RBIs last season. He will be eligible for salary arbitration next year.
Walker expected to be ready for camp
ALAMEDA, Calif. The Oakland Raiders expect new receiver Javon Walker to be ready for training camp when he recovers from injuries incurred during a robbery in Las Vegas last weekend.
Raiders coach Lane Kiffin finally spoke to Walker by phone on Wednesday morning, more than two days after Walker was discovered unconscious and beaten on a back street near the Las Vegas Strip following a night of partying. Walker was released from a hospital after treatment for a concussion and facial injuries.