MORE BASKETBALL: Seattle guard Vernon Maxwell surrendered to police more than a week after a warrant was issued when Heidi Hayden of Charlotte, N.C., told them Maxwell punched and kicked her Sept. 2. Maxwell, 34, was released from jail after posting a $2,500 bond. The Lakers' Derek Fisher, a spot starter and key reserve, is out for at least three months _ and potentially the season _ because of a stress fracture in his right foot. The Bulls have offered Glen Rice, a three-time All-Star small forward, a one-year, $7.5-million contract.
BOXING: Virgil Hill broke his right hand during a weekend sparring session, forcing postponement of Saturday's fight against WBA cruiserweight champion Fabrice Tiozzo in Las Vegas.
COLLEGES: Jan Gangelhoff, who admitted helping Minnesota basketball players cheat on schoolwork, will plead guilty to a one felony count of misappropriating funds and testify before a grand jury, WCCO-TV in Minneapolis reported. Prosecutors will ask that she not go to prison. Gangelhoff said in March 1999 that she wrote more than 400 research papers and tests for about 20 players. The charge is related to federal grant money given to former guard Bobby Jackson, who plays for the NBA's Kings, the station reported. Mike Dean, Texas-Arlington's women's basketball coach for eight years, resigned effective Oct. 1 to join an investment business. Athletic director Pete Carlon said he would consider assistant coaches Kim Dowell and Robert Robinson as a replacement.
GOLF: Greg Puga and Wayne Raath each won two matches to reach the final of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in Hot Springs, Va. Puga, 29, beat Jim Spagnolo in the semifinals after eliminating Jeff Wilson. Raath, 25, a graduate assistant coach at Florida Southern, edged Vincent Hamilton after beating Randy Nichols.
HORSES: A colt of Storm Cat was purchased for $6.8-million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. It was the highest price for a yearling in North America since Seattle Dancer sold for $13.1-million and Laa Etaab went for $7-million in 1985. The colt was purchased for the Coolmore Stud partnership of John Magnier and Michael Tabor. So far, 716 yearlings have sold for $193,842,500 during the 13-day auction. The Dubai World Cup Committee added more than $3-million to its jackpot, making races in March worth $15.25-million. The purse for the UAE Derby went to $2-million from $500,000 and the Godolphin Mile to $1-million from $250,000. The Dubai World Cup is still worth $6-million, with the winner getting $3.6-million. The Breeders' Cup card at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6 will have a total purse of $13-million. Richter Scale, the stakes-winning sprinter with $11-million in earnings, has been retired to stud at Wafare Farm in Midway, Ky. Richter Scale injured a tendon in the Forego Handicap at Saratoga, N.Y. Flame Thrower edged Street Cry in the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity.
SOCCER: Manchester United, AC Milan, Barcelona and Bayern Munich easily won their European Champions League openers.
VOLLEYBALL: The Florida State women stayed undefeated at home and 8-1 overall, beating Jacksonville 15-3, 15-6, 15-8. The Seminoles were led by Norisha Campbell, who hit .789 with 16 kills, and Alex Sevillano, who had 12 kills and a .550 hitting percentage. Jennifer Werrick hit .368 with nine kills. The Dolphins dropped to 2-3.
_ Compiled from Times wires.