The Washington Redskins released tight end Kevin Ware, five days after he was arrested for public intoxication in Houston. Ware, 23, was one of seven tight ends on the roster and would have had to overcome long odds to make the team even before his legal problems arose. Ware was an undrafted player from the University of Washington signed by the Redskins last year. He made the team unexpectedly, shifted between the active roster and the practice squad and made one start. . . .

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Jason Doig. The 27-year-old, who appeared in 65 games last season and recorded two goals, nine assists and 105 penalty minutes, agreed to a one-year contract worth $725,000. He made $425,000 last season.

* PRO BASKETBALL: Former Washington Bullets center Manute Bol, the 7-foot-7 sensation from the Sudan, was seriously injured in an auto accident in Colchester, Conn.

Bol was riding in a cab Wednesday when it rolled over, killing the driver and throwing the former University of Bridgeport star from the car, authorities said.

Bol, 43, suffered a head injury and was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital, state police spokesman J. Paul Vance said.

"The doctor said, for his age, he's in extremely good shape and would probably be dead if he wasn't an athlete," longtime friend Andrew Kearns said.

Bol's condition was not released Thursday, but Kearns said Bol broke his neck. "It's going to be a long recovery, unfortunately," Kearns said.

The Bullets picked Bol in 1985, and for a time he was the tallest player in the NBA.

* ROWING: Navy won its second straight race at the Henley Royal Regatta, defeating Nottingham University at Henley-on-Thames, England.

The student eights from the academy took an early lead in the second-round Temple Cup race and won by 11/4 lengths.

Georgetown lost to a team from the Netherlands by three-quarters of a length.

* LOCALLY: The Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League's annual all-star game will be played tonight at Povich Field in Bethesda at 7:30. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children.

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