Moe Hargrow, who transferred from Minnesota to Arkansas during the 2002-03 season, has been released from his basketball scholarship by his new school.

Razorbacks Coach Stan Heath issued a statement concerning Hargrow, who would have been eligible to play halfway through the upcoming season.

Heath said Hargrow "is facing several challenges in his life that are non-basketball-related" so the university chose to release him. He gave no further explanation.


Offensive lineman Shane Olivea signed a three-year contract with the San Diego Chargers, the team's first draft pick to agree to terms.

Olivea was a seventh-round pick from Ohio State. He was named to the all-Big Ten second team at right tackle following his junior and senior seasons.


The Montreal Canadiens gave Coach Claude Julien a long-term contract. The deal's length and terms were not disclosed. . . .

The Dallas Stars traded goaltender Jason Bacashihua to the St. Louis Blues for the rights to defenseman Shawn Belle.


Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Cobi Jones will miss Sunday's game at Chicago because of a concussion and strained neck.

Jones was injured in Wednesday night's 3-0 loss to New York/New Jersey.