Tony Gwynn found out fast that some college umpires have a quicker thumb than the ones working in the major leagues.
Gwynn, ejected once in his 20-year career with the San Diego Padres, matched that total in his ninth game as head coach at San Diego State.
He was tossed over a wardrobe mix-up, of all things. And it happened at Tony Gwynn Stadium, of all places.
Gwynn was thrown out of the Aztecs' 9-6 home loss to Santa Clara in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday when he walked onto the field to speak with umpire Ken Bayne about a lineup change.
"It was pretty much a case of Tony being in the right jacket but the umpire thinking he was in the wrong uniform," said Dave Kuhn, a San Diego State spokesman.
Gwynn came out in a black jacket, the team's new colors. But Bayne apparently thought the team's uniforms were still red.
Before Gwynn could speak, Bayne ordered him to put on a team jersey as required by NCAA rules. The two then argued and Gwynn was tossed.
Canseco Sent to Jail
Former major league most valuable player Jose Canseco was sent to jail in Miami after violating his probation for a 2001 nightclub brawl. He could be held until a scheduled March 17 hearing, Judge Leonard E. Glick ruled.
Glick issued a warrant for Canseco's arrest Friday after being told the six-time all-star, who retired in May, had failed to begin anger control classes and community service, and that he had left Florida for longer than 30 days. . . .
Two San Diego police officers acted reasonably when they shot and killed former NFL linebacker Demetrius DuBose during a July 1999 confrontation, a federal jury ruled in San Diego.
The decision came on a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Jacqueline DuBose-Wright, the mother of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, against the officers and the city.
Bibby Set for U.S. Team
Sacramento Kings guard Mike Bibby said he will accept an invitation to play for the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, with Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz also expected to join the roster.
Bibby said he was told of the selection during a phone conversation with NBA senior vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson.
"I talked to Stu today, I'm expecting to be on the team," Bibby said.
Malone confirmed he was interested in playing. Malone also represented the United States at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.
USA Basketball spokesman Craig Miller said the national federation had no announcement to make.
Earlier this month, Ray Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady of Orlando and San Antonio's Tim Duncan were selected to the 12-man team. Kobe Bryant is expected to be added.
By choosing Bibby, the selection committee passed over several other guards -- notably Steve Francis and Allen Iverson -- who have expressed a strong desire to play.
Barcelona beat visiting Inter Milan, 3-0, for its record 11th straight Champions League win as Europe's top soccer competition resumed after a 10-week break. Ajax drew 1-1 at Arsenal.
In the other second group-phase matches, Newcastle celebrated Coach Bobby Robson's 70th birthday with a 3-1 road win over Bayer Leverkusen. Valencia beat AS Roma, 1-0.
The Public Relations Society of America will host a panel discussion titled, "The Future of Sports and Entertainment Events," Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Marvin Center, Room 4-3, at George Washington University. Panelists will include Bobby Goldwater, president of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission; journalist Christine Brennan; and Charlie Brotman, founder of Brotman Winter Fried Communications. Admission is $20.