World Junior Championship -- Chinese Taipei rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to beat the United States, 4-3, in Havana. The U.S. team (7-1) must beat Cuba today to stay alive in the under-18 tournament; if the Americans win, they would play Cuba again Wednesday in the gold medal game.


Illinois -- Named Richard Jones baseball coach.

Maryland -- QB Scott Zolak, HB Frank Wycheck and OT Ken Oberle were among ACC football players of the week. Zolak, in his first start, passed for 303 yards and two touchdowns and set a school record with 28 completions. Wycheck was freshman of the week for catching 14 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Muhlenberg -- Named Linda Garrett cross-country coach.

South Carolina -- Bailey Weathers resigned from post as women's swimming coach.

Virginia -- F Andrea Rubio (three goals, four assists in three games) was named ACC women's soccer player of the week.


NAIA -- Colin Steenkamp's second-half goal lifted second-ranked Boca Raton (2-1) to a 1-0 victory over No. 1 West Virginia Wesleyan (0-1) in a rematch of last year's title game in Buckhannon, W.Va.


American Softball Association -- TW Perry's, consisting of players from the Washington area, will compete in the men's major fast-pitch national championships in Mankato, Minn., starting this weekend.

Doug Williams, former Washington Redskins quarterback, will sign autographs at Nordstrom's in Pentagon City on Saturday, 1-3 p.m.


Pittsburgh Penguins -- D Paul Coffey has rejected a reported $5 million offer, bringing contract talks to an impasse. Coffey, in the option year of a contract that will pay him $450,000 this season, was advised by agent Tom Reich to report to training camp Friday.