In New Orleans, former Tulane University basketball star John Williams will soon be back in court to face charges that he took part in a point-shaving scheme during the 1984-85 season. The Louisiana Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for Williams' retrial by ruling, 4-3, to leave intact an appeals court's decision to reinstate the charges that were dismissed last August on grounds of prosecutorial misbehavior . . .

Chargers defensive end Fred Robinson was arrested after a hotel bar brawl in which two vice squad detectives were injured, San Diego police said.

Police said two detectives making rounds saw a woman they believed to be under legal drinking age having a beer, and as they tried to escort her out, Robinson allegedly got into a fight with the officers, involving several other patrons as well.

Robinson, 24, was released on $26,100 bail the morning after being booked into jail for investigation of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with force, fighting in public and lynching.

"The term 'lynching' throws a lot of folks," Lt. Ray Dobbs said. "It just means assisting a prisoner to escape from law enforcement, or actually taking a person away from lawful custody."