Former U.S. national team defender Paul Caligiuri will retire from the Galaxy after the Major League Soccer season and coach the men's and women's teams at Cal Poly Pomona starting in 2002.
Caligiuri said he will begin his new duties in December, after the 2001 college seasons. Ryan Heise will coach both teams in 2001, Pomona sports information director Steve Quintero said.
Caligiuri, 37, who attended UCLA and has been with the Galaxy since 1997, said Tuesday he had been planning to retire after this season.
Midfielder Clint Mathis of the New York-New Jersey MetroStars injured his knee while practicing with the U.S. national team for Thursday's exhibition against Ecuador. . . . Landon Donovan and Conor Casey, members of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, have been picked for the U.S. under-20 men's team for the World Youth Championships in Argentina. . . . Joy Fawcett, a defender for the WUSA's San Diego Spirit and the U.S. national team, gave birth to her third daughter, Madilyn Rae, Tuesday morning in Mission Viejo. She might be able to return to the Spirit next month.
Colombia was confirmed as host of the 12-nation Copa America tournament July 11-29 despite security concerns triggered by an upsurge of violence in the conflict-ridden nation. . . . More than 1,500 police officers will provide security for an important World Cup qualifying match between England and Greece, hoping to avoid the rioting that marred last year's Euro 2000 soccer championships in Athens.
A former manager of Atlanta's hottest strip club dropped more names of famous athletes, testifying that his boss arranged for dancers to have sex with Dennis Rodman and 1998 NFL most valuable player Terrell Davis.
Thomas "Ziggy" Sicignano is a key witness in the government's racketeering case against Gold Club owner Steve Kaplan and six associates.
Sicignano testified that he and Kaplan arranged for two dancers to meet Rodman in his hotel room for sex once in 1998.
Kimberley Wilson, a rugby player competing for UCLA, was killed after taking a blow to the head during a women's U.S. national club championship playoff match Sunday at Rockford, Ill.
Wilson, a 39-year-old fullback for the club team, died Monday morning of severe head trauma at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said Tuesday.
Fiduccia said Wilson, an alumna of UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, collapsed and suffered a seizure on the sideline after being hit on the side of the head during a match against Wisconsin. An on-site physician attended to the West Hollywood resident, but Wilson was taken to the hospital in full cardiac arrest.
Point Given, the Preakness winner, is the early 8-5 favorite for Saturday's $1-million Belmont Stakes at Elmont, N.Y. Nine horses are expected to be entered when post positions are drawn today. Monarchos, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is the 5-2 second choice on the preliminary morning line, followed by A P Valentine at 5-1. The other probables are Balto Star, Buckle Down Ben, Dollar Bill, Dr Greenfield, Invisible Ink and Thunder Blitz.
Voters in Charlotte rejected a $342-million package of sports and cultural projects that would have brought a new downtown arena for the NBA's Hornets. . . . Former NFL and Miami Hurricane quarterback Bernie Kosar, with the help of a group of South Florida investors, purchased the NHL's Florida Panthers for about $101 million. The deal must still be approved by the league's board of governors. . . . The Memphis City Council approved its $12-million portion of the cost of building a $250-million arena for the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies.
The NBA fined the Milwaukee Bucks, Coach George Karl and guard Ray Allen a total of $85,000 for comments about game officials during the Eastern Conference finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bucks were fined $50,000, while Karl was fined $25,000 and Allen $10,000 for the comments.
Brian Henninger's 11-under-par 131 total led the 29 qualifiers from the Memphis, Tenn., sectional for next week's U.S. Open, but among the 106 who failed to advance were former champions Curtis Strange and Scott Simpson. . . . Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee earned a berth in the U.S. Open with medalist honors in sectional qualifying at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana on Monday. Jaidee, who shot rounds of 71 and 67, is believed to be the first resident of Thailand to qualify for the Open. Also qualifying at El Caballero were Chris Anderson of Covina, Chris Gonzales of Los Angeles and Anthony Kang of Las Vegas.
Former UCLA guard Gerald Madkins has been hired as an assistant coach on the Bruin basketball staff. Madkins replaces Michael Holton, who became head coach at Portland in April.
After taking four months to consider a $300,000-a-year offer to coach Hawaii, Arizona State baseball Coach Pat Murphy decided to remain with the Sun Devils.
The Avengers activated quarterback Todd Marinovich and put quarterback Harry Leons on recallable waivers.