The current agreement ends Sept. 15. The season is slated to begin Oct. 11.
Former Washington Capitals star forward Alexander Semin has agreed to a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes worth $7 million. Semin, 28, ranked second on the Capitals last season with 21 goals, 33 assists, and 54 points.
LOCAL COLLEGE: Drexel's men's basketball team will face St. Mary's in the opening round of the Anaheim Classic on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The match, scheduled for 4:30 p.m., will be televised on ESPN2.
BOWLING:Katie Verbil had the best three-game score in women's bowling history, finishing with an 879 series in a Battle of the Sexes league competition in Wichita, Kan.
Verbil opened with 33 consecutive strikes Wednesday night, then left a 10 pin on a solid pocket shot in the 10th frame. The lefthander had games of 300, 300, and 279. She broke the record of 878 set by Karen Rosenburg of Rolla, Mo., on Dec. 12, 2001.
"That darn 10 pin," Verbil said. "I'm just glad it wasn't a 7 pin because I probably wouldn't have spared it."
OBITUARY:Neil Reed, the former Indiana basketball player who went public with a claim that legendary coach Bob Knight choked him in practice, died Thursday in Nipomo, Calif., after suffering a massive heart attack on Wednesday. Mr. Reed, 36, had spent the last three seasons as the freshman basketball coach at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria.
Mr. Reed started 72 games for the volatile Knight. His career at Indiana ended after the attack, which had been videotaped, was aired nationally by various news outlets. Afterward, his teammates voted him off the team and Knight agreed. Mr. Reed later transferred to Southern Mississippi.
- Wire and staff reports