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Hutchinson Community College sophomore guard Joe Mitchell, a Wichita Southeast product, has commited to Ohio University, and teammate Robert Goff, a 6-foot-10 sophomore power forward, has committed to Oklahoma.

Mitchell, 5-11, averaged 16 points last year and was named first-team all-Jayhawk West and the Jayhawk West freshman of the year. Goff averaged 9.2 points and 6.9 rebounds two years ago for Cowley.

* Wichita State forward Jerome Hamilton is on crutches and wearing a boot on his right foot with an unspecified injury. Hamilton is a redshirt freshman from Warwick, Ga. The Shockers are doing individual practices and begin full team workouts on Oct. 15.

* Golden State coach Don Nelson is expected to part ways with the Warriors on Monday, an NBA source told The Associated Press, possibly ending the career of the league's victory leader. The 70-year-old Nelson has a record 1,335 victories in 31 seasons coaching Milwaukee, Golden State, New York and Dallas, but the former Boston Celtics forward has never led a team to a championship.

* Angel McCoughtry and Swin Cash each scored 16 points to lead a balanced U.S. offense in a win over Greece during Group B play in the world championships at Ostrava, Czech Republic. The U.S. will play Senegal today.

* The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired rookie forward Craig Brackins from the New Orleans Hornets for Willie Green and Jason Smith. The Sixers also got forward Darius Songaila in the trade. Brackins was taken by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st overall pick in the NBA draft out of Iowa State. He was then traded to New Orleans. Brackins averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds last season for Iowa State.

* NBA commissioner David Stern has advised guard Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards not to talk about the former All-Star's felony gun conviction.

Arenas has not spoken publicly since he was sentenced in March to one month in a halfway house and two years of probation after pleading guilty to felony gun possession. Arenas brought four guns to the Wizards locker room in December after getting into an argument with a teammate over a card game.

Arenas was also suspended by Stern for the final 50 games of last season.

* Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum is unlikely to play in the preseason while finishing rehabilitation from surgery on his right knee.

Lakers spokesman John Black said that Bynum will not participate in basketball activities at the start of camp. The 7-foot center will be involved in team meetings and film study, but will concentrate on his recovery from arthroscopic surgery nearly two months ago.

Bynum delayed his surgery to participate in the Lakers' run to their second straight NBA title.


Wichita State's women's team opens the fall season today at the Sooner Fall Invitational in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, SMU and Tulsa are among the schools competing. WSU's Lutfiana Budiharto is ranked No. 36 nationally among singles players. The doubles team of Delia Damaschin and Veronika Blaskvoa are ranked No. 55.


Sweden's Johan Edfors shot an 11-under 61 on Golf de Joyenval's Marly Course to take a two-stroke lead over England's David Dixon in the Vivendi Cup at Chambourcy, France.


A spokesman says David Beckham will file suit in Germany against the U.S. magazine that published claims the soccer superstar had sex with prostitutes. Los Angeles publicist Jeff Raymond said the former captain of England's national team will sue In Touch magazine in several jurisdictions beginning Friday but declined to provide more details. Beckham has been married to former Spice Girl singer Victoria Beckham for 11 years. The couple has three sons.