Three people were arrested and released after being questioned about last month's riot in which 38 people died at a European soccer championship final in Brussels, police in Liverpool said . . .

Louisiana's sports bribery law is so vague and imposes such unusual penalties that the case against former Tulane basketball player John (Hot Rod) Williams should be thrown out of court, one of Williams' lawyers argued in New Orleans.

Williams and former point guard David Dominique are accused of conspiracy and bribery in an alleged scheme to fix Tulane basketball games against Southern Mississippi, Memphis State and Virginia Tech last season.

Four others -- two students, a convicted bookie and an alleged courier -- also are under indictment in connection with the case . . .

A few months short of his release from prison, former Boston College basketball player Rick Kuhn retold the story of his seduction into a point-shaving scheme to a panel in New York investigating links between organized crime and gambling.

Initially contacted by the brother of a high school classmate in Pittsburgh, Kuhn said he did not realize that the Lucchese crime family was backing the betting scheme until six months later. In February of his senior year, a caller reminded him that "I couldn't play basketball with a broken arm," Kuhn told the President's Commission on Organized Crime.

"We were offered drugs, women, cars," he said, in addition to being promised $2,500 per player per game to make sure Boston College did not win by more than the posted point spread in seven to nine games.

The commission, conducting three days of hearings in New York on gambling-related issues, also heard St. John's basketball Coach Lou Carnesecca tell how he and his staff try to educate their players and isolate them from gamblers