Even after winning six golds at the Pan Pacific championships, Jenny Thompson hasn't decided how many events she will enter in next year's Olympics in Sydney.
"I'm not sure what I'll do," Thompson said after helping the United States to a narrow victory over Australia. "It was pretty tough coming right out of the medal ceremony and into the swim, but I'm sure other people will be in the same situation."
The United States and Australia finished with 13 gold medals each, but the U.S. team won on points--391 to 372--and had 35 medals overall to Australia's 32.
Thompson was involved in two of the U.S. team's three golds on yesterday's final day. Thompson, who won the 50 freestyle, also helped the U.S. team win the butterfly leg of the 400 medley.
J. Jones Arrested
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was arrested after he drove away with his family before a police officer had finished writing a speeding ticket.
Jones was in one vehicle and his family was behind him in a Suburban around 10:30 a.m. on their way to church services, WFAA-TV reported. An employee of Jones's was driving the Suburban.
Highland Park, Tex., police chief Darrell Fant said an officer pulled over the Suburban for going 45 mph in a 30-mph zone. Jones was not stopped, but pulled over and went to where an officer was questioning the driver of the other car.
"He said he was in a rush and asked if he could go ahead and take the family members on to church," Fant said. "The officer told him, 'I'll just be a minute. I'll do this as fast as I can.' He made some remark and then did not follow the order of the officer and took the vehicle anyway."
Jones was charged with fleeing the scene, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to a $2,000 fine and six months in jail.
"I am sorry this has become an issue," Jones said in a statement. "This matter occurred because of my very sincere effort to get all of my family to the christening of our grandson." . . .
Former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau, who has a long history of skirmishes with the law, was arrested on charges of burning his girlfriend with a cigarette lighter. Gastineau, 42, was arrested at 4:15 a.m. at the woman's home in Queens, and charged with second-degree assault.
Violence in Libya
Police fired tear gas and beat Libyan fans with clubs after violence broke out with Libya on the verge of losing a soccer match to Iraq in the Arab Games in Amman, Jordan. With five minutes left in the match, fans ripped out seats and threw them on the field.
As the referee suspended the game, police moved in and cleared the stands. About 45 people, including some police officers, suffered minor injuries and were given first aid.
Reid Retains Title
David Reid toyed with and taunted Keith Mullings for 12 rounds Saturday night in Las Vegas to retain his WBA super welterweight title.
"They know I'm too fast to cope with me," Reid said. "They're all tough but I've beat them all."
The 1996 Olympic gold medalist put on a display of boxing skills, thoroughly outclassing the fit but ineffective Mullings to defend his title for the second time and remain undefeated in 14 professional fights. All three judges scored the fight 117-111 in favor of Reid. . . .
Cuba's boxing establishment unleashed a blistering combination of accusations of chaos and corruption against the organizers and judges of the 1999 world amateur boxing championships.
Members of the Cuban squad, which staged a dramatic protest walkout from the tournament in Houston last week, blasted almost every aspect of the event. Taking part in a live television panel watched by President Fidel Castro, Cuba's top boxing officials, athletes and journalists accused the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) of sanctioning refereeing decisions that the Cubans said robbed their boxers of a clutch of gold medals.
Norman Wins 4th Title
Magnus Norman beat Alex Corretja, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3, to win the Hamlet Cup in Commack, N.Y., and tie Pete Sampras for the ATP Tour lead with four tournament titles this year. . . .
Sixth-seeded Marat Safin of Russia upset top-seeded Greg Rusedski of Britain, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11), to win the U.S. Pro Championships at Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass.
World records set at the Pan Pacific Championships this past week in Sydney. Swimming events at the 2000 Olympics will be held in the same pool.
800 freestyle relay
* Ian Thorpe, Bill Kirby, Grant Hackett, Michael Klim