Atlantic Coast Conference -- First steps toward expansion of conference could be taken this summer, depending on precedents set by other leagues, according to North Carolina Athletic Director John Swofford. American University -- Named Gordon Austin, an assistant basketball coach at Pennsylvania the past four seasons, to similar position. He is a graduate of American.


British Columbia Lions -- Said Doug Flutie is headed for Canada to see if his football future lies with the team. Flutie, along with agents Bob Woolf and Randy Vataha, was scheduled to fly to Vancouver to meet with Lions General Manager Joe Kapp, himself a former CFL and NFL quarterback, to see if a deal can be struck. Flutie, the 1984 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Boston College, was not offered a new contract by the New England Patriots after more than two seasons with the team.

New York Jets -- Hired Ron Wolf as director of player personnel. Wolf spent 12 years in charge of player personnel operations with Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders. He replaces Mike Hickey, who held the job for 13 years and was let go following the Jets' 4-12 mark in 1989.


Julie Richardson of New Zealand was slightly injured when high winds toppled a tent pole as rain washed out yesterday's play in the women's grass-court tournament in Eastbourne, England. Richardson sustained minor cuts and bruises when a pole supporting the players' tent at Devonshire Park blew over in winds of more than 30 mph. She was treated on the site and did not require hospitalization.


Baltimore Orioles -- Will hold the first of 10 tryout camps June 30 at 9 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Players 16-22 are welcome; American Legion players need written permission from their coaches. A July 14 tryout is set for George Mason University.


Bjorn Borg, the former tennis star, may lose his elegant home in Stockholm if he doesn't settle a $1 million debt within a month, court officials said. They said the home will be seized and sold to the highest bidder if the debt owed by former business partner Lars Skarke that was personally guaranteed by Borg isn't settled by July 20.

Dubin Report -- Canadian report on drug use in sports has been submitted to the government and the office of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said it will be released to the public shortly. Chief Justice Charles Dubin was named head of a commission to study drugs in sport in October 1988 after sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold medal after testing positive for steroids.


Virginia All-Star Game -- W.T. Woodson's Doug Newstrom, who threw a four-hit shutout in Group AAA title game, and Woodson OF Charles Kim head West team for the Virginia High School Coaches' Association baseball game July 11 in Lynchburg. Also playing for the West will be Bath County IF Chris Williams, who hit .527 and stole 35 of 36 bases. East team will be led by 2B Steve Blankenship of Louisa County's AA champions.