Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins will be reinstated at the end of August following his suspension for a drunken driving conviction.

"We are satisfied that Coach Huggins has taken appropriate steps while under suspension," Athletic Director Bob Goin said at a news conference yesterday.

He said school president Nancy Zimpher and board of trustees chairman Phil Cox agreed with the decision to end Huggins's suspension on Aug. 27.

Huggins, 50, was placed on paid, indefinite suspension on June 12, following his arrest for driving under the influence.. . .

The Virginia Tech men's basketball team has signed a 6-foot-11 post player from the Netherlands to join the Hokies when they join the ACC next year.

Robert Krabbendam, who played as an amateur for Demon Astronauts in the Dutch pro league, has "terrific skills and a feel for the game," Hokies Coach Seth Greenberg said.

* COURTS: A judge delayed next month's murder trial of a former Baylor University basketball player charged with gunning down his ex-teammate last summer.

Carlton Dotson's attorneys sought a two-month delay, saying a defense psychiatrist needs more time to make a determination about the 22-year-old's mental status.

State District Judge George Allen set Oct. 11 as the trial date but scolded defense attorneys Russ Hunt Sr. and Abel Reyna, saying they had plenty of time to meet the deadlines.

Dotson is charged in the death of Baylor forward Patrick Dennehy, 21, who was shot twice in the head.

* BASKETBALL: Jarvis Hayes and Laron Profit each scored 20 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 111-94 summer-league win over the Orlando Magic in Las Vegas.

Wizards guard Steve Blake had 11 points and 10 assists, and Jared Jeffries scored 19 points.

* OBITUARY: Former PGA Tour player Jeff Julian died, nearly three years after being diagnosed with ALS. He was 42.

Julian died of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

* FOOTBALL: The Arizona Cardinals will honor Pat Tillman with a special halftime tribute during their Sept. 19 game against New England. The tribute to the former Cardinals safety, who was killed April 22 in Afghanistan while serving with the U.S. Army Rangers, also will recognize other Arizonans who have died in the line of duty.

* BASKETBALL: NBA basketball star Manu Ginobili and his family will have police protection in his native Argentina after police overheard a kidnapping plan in a phone tap, officials said.

Ginobili, 26, just renewed his contract as a guard for the San Antonio Spurs and will earn $52 million for the next six seasons to become Argentina's best paid athlete.

-- From News Services