COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Who will represent the United States in the 167 1/2-pound class of Greco-Roman wrestling at the Olympics won't be decided until next week.
The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it would study the dispute between wrestlers Keith Sieracki and Matt Lindland over the weekend and try to reach a "fair ruling" following conflicting decisions from an arbitrator and a federal court.
Lakers sign Rider
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers, whose Dennis Rodman experiment was a miserable failure, added another NBA bad boy, Isaiah Rider.
Rider, whose constant tardiness caused him to clash with his coaches in Atlanta last season and Portland before that, signed with the Lakers on Friday. He was waived by the Hawks on March 17.
Williams sisters poised to meet
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the time they were little girls, Venus and Serena Williams believed they would play each other for the U.S. Open title. Now, perhaps, that time has come.
Papa Richard Williams, who danced so delightedly on the broadcast booth roof when Venus won Wimbledon last month, just might kick up his heels again in two weeks if his daughters set up the all-in-the-family final he has anticipated since their birth.
Serena, the defending champion, and Venus certainly could make it happen.
For the first time in their professional careers, they are going into a Grand Slam tournament as the favorites and, thanks to a bit of luck, on opposite sides of the draw.
The seedings for the women don't really reflect the pecking order in the game or the expected outcome of this $15 million U.S. Open, which begins Monday. Venus is No. 3 behind top-seeded Martina Hingis and No. 2 Lindsay Davenport, and Serena is miscast as No. 5.
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