Jaromir Jagr of the New York Rangers and Robert Lang of the Detroit Red Wings, both former Washington Capitals, will lead the Czech Republic at this year's World Cup of Hockey.
Coach Ivan Hlinka, who led the Czechs to victory at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and took charge of the team again after this month's world championships, announced a 26-man roster yesterday.
Other star forwards on the team include Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils and Milan Hejduk of the Colorado Avalanche.
The tournament will be held from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14 at several sites in North America and Europe.
* COLLEGES: Trent Johnson found a job that was too good to pass up after his old boss left Stanford for the NBA.
Johnson, a former Cardinal assistant coming off a breakthrough season at Nevada, was hired to replace Mike Montgomery, who was at Stanford for 18 years and led the Cardinal to the Final Four in 1998 but left last week to coach the Golden State Warriors. . . .
Matias Marin's service ace sealed Baylor's 4-0 victory over UCLA in Tulsa, giving the Bears their first NCAA men's tennis title. Baylor (32-2) won the match in 1 hour 58 minutes, surrendering just one point and posting five shutouts in six NCAA tournament matches. UCLA (23-6) lost in a final for the fifth time since winning the national title in 1984.
* RUNNING: The Marine Corps Marathon today will receive USA Track and Field's Charitable Race of the Year award for 2003. Runners raised more than $8 million for 30 charities in last year's race.
* SOCCER: Diego Maradona is in a rigorous rehab program for drug abuse and is considering further treatment outside Argentina, his doctor said.
Maradona, 43, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, has been at a psychiatric hospital in suburban Buenos Aires since early May, when he was rushed to a clinic for lung and heart problems. Alfredo Cahe, Maradona's personal physician, said he appeared to be taking drug rehab seriously "for the first time in his life."
* BASEBALL: Red Sox third baseman Bill Mueller will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday to help relieve symptoms of an arthritic condition. The defending AL batting champion is expected to be out for six weeks.
* HORSE RACING: Jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Shug McGaughey have been elected to thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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