Wichita State's Dustin Garza won his fourth tournament of the fall, shooting 6-under 210 to finish in a three-way tie for medallist honors at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Shockers placed second in the 17-team field, finishing three shots behind Middle Tennessee State. WSU's Connor McHenry tied for sixth, shooting 212.
* The Kansas women placed second at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C., 16 strokes behind East Tennessee State. KU's Emily Powers tied for sixth at 5-over 221.
The Wild indoor team re-signed linebacker LaMont Reid and defensive back Ene Akpan. Defensive back Henry Talley, who played in the Indoor Football League last summer with Omaha, also signed with the Wild.
* Herman Boone, the coach portrayed in the film "Remember the Titans," will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Plumb Hall on the Emporia State campus. His address is part of ESU's Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series.
* Police in Storrs, Conn., charged a 21-year-old man with murder in the stabbing death of a Connecticut football player outside a school-sanctioned dance, where the suspect's lawyer says he was just trying to break up a fight. John William Lomax III, is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit assault in the Oct. 18 death of Jasper Howard, police said. His bond was set at $2 million.
The Emporia State women are the preseason pick to win the MIAA in both the coaches and media polls. Washburn was second and Pittsburg State third in both polls.
In the men's polls, the coaches picked Emporia State third and Fort Hays State fourth, while the media had Fort Hays third and ESU fourth.
The Newman women are ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II South Central rankings, the first time in school history the team has cracked the rankings. Newman (8-5-4) beat nationally-ranked St. Edward's (Texas) 1-0 on Friday in Dallas.
Brad Mills was hired to manage the Houston Astros after six seasons as Terry Francona's bench coach in Boston. Mills, 52, will manage in the majors for the first time, though he's managed a total of 11 seasons in the minors, with affiliates for the Chicago Cubs (1987-92), Colorado Rockies (1993-96) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2002).
General manager Ed Wade said Mills agreed to a two-year contract, with a team option for the third. The Astros made an offer to former Nationals manager Manny Acta over the weekend, but Acta took the Cleveland Indians' job instead.
Defending champion Venus Williams lost to Elena Dementieva 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round of the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar. In the opening match, Victoria Azarenka made a successful tournament debut by defeating Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-3. Serena Williams overcame Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the group stage, improving her chance of ending the year as No. 1. The tournament features the top eight players in the world, with four women in each group. The top two from each group advance to the semifinals. Top-ranked Dinara Safina and No. 4 Caroline Wozniacki play their first match on Wednesday.
The International Olympic Committee will convene a special conference of medical experts to draw up guidelines for dealing with "ambiguous" gender cases in the wake of South African runner Caster Semenya's sex-test controversy. IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist said that his panel will organize a symposium in Florida in January to look at gender issues and advise sports bodies how to respond. The International Association of Athletics Federations is reviewing gender test results to determine whether Semenya is eligible to compete as a woman.