• Williams // Former Dolphins star Ricky Williams was held to just 7 yards on four carries in his first CFL game as the host Toronto Argonauts lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 31-3, in both teams' exhibition opener.

• Colts // Quarterback Shaun King signed a contract with Indianapolis. King, who did not play in the NFL last season, joined the Detroit Lions in March and was released Wednesday.

• Steelers // The White House echoed with chants of "Here we go Steelers! Here we go!" as President Bush recognized the Super Bowl champion Steelers.

keeps improving According to Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to improve, as he recovers from a shattered hind leg suffered at the Preakness on May 20. "I'm very pleased with the progress Barbaro is making," Richardson said. "Everything is fine."

• Velazquez // Jockey John Velazquez returned and won a race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Velazquez won the fourth race aboard Mr Sam I Am. It was Velazquez's first race since suffering a cracked shoulder blade and bruised ribs in a fall at Keeneland in April.

of Volvo begins The eighth and penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race got under way in Portsmouth, England, with ABN Amro One already assured of overall victory sailing into its home port.

weight; fight is off The World Boxing Council lightweight title fight between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo scheduled for tonight in Las Vegas was called off after Castillo didn't come close to making the 135-pound limit for the second time in a row.

• Jones // Roy Jones Jr. said he'll quit boxing if he loses his next fight - a scheduled 12-round bout July 29 in Boise, Idaho, in which Jones will end a 10-month layoff and try to take Prince Badi Ajuma's North American Boxing Organization light heavyweight title.

academic fraud An NCAA investigation uncovered cases of abuse and fraud in academic standards at some nonpublic, nontraditional high schools, an association official said. The NCAA next week will begin releasing the names of the schools from which it will no longer accept grade transcripts of athletes.

• College golf // Oklahoma State freshman Jonathan Moore shot a 3-under-par 69 on to take a one-stroke lead over Wake Forest's Kyle Reifers (73) in the NCAA tournament, while Washington maintained a three-stroke advantage in Sunriver, Ore. Moore had a 9-under 207 total.

• Track and field // Co-world record-holder Asafa Powell took the lead early and won the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway.

• Doping // The Austrian Ski Federation cleared previously banned Olympic coach Walter Mayer of involvement with doping at the Turin Games. An investigative commission found no evidence Mayer was behind any coordinated doping effort at the Winter Olympics in February, ski federation spokesman Josef Schmid said yesterday.

• College basketball // Indiana University trustees did not violate Indiana's Open Door Law when they met in separate groups to hear about plans to fire men's basketball coach Bob Knight in 2000, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in Indianapolis.

• Auto racing // Mark Martin drove his No. 6 Ford to an easy victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, beating fellow Nextel Cup star Carl Edwards by 3.052 seconds.

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