All-star forward Antoine Walker is headed to the Atlanta Hawks in a four-player deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to media reports yesterday.
Jason Terry and Alan Henderson will be sent to Dallas in exchange for Walker and Tony Delk when the deal is finalized today, according to ESPN.com, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Dallas Morning News, which all cited unidentified sources.
The Hawks will also reportedly receive a future first-round pick.
The NBA office was closed yesterday, preventing any trade from being completed.
* TENNIS: Roger Federer's former doubles partner ended his 23-match winning streak in the first round of the Tennis Masters Cincinnati. Federer was stunned by Dominik Hrbaty, 1-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4, the two-time Wimbledon champion's first opening-round loss since the 2003 French Open.
"I had a great run," said the top-ranked Federer, who hadn't lost a match anywhere since Gustavo Kuerten beat him in the third round of this year's French Open. "The streak's ended now. I'm going to take a few days off."
* SOCCER: Manchester United star Paul Scholes stunned England by announcing his retirement from the national team. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder made his England debut seven years ago, scoring 14 goals in 66 international matches. He was part of the national team at the recently completed European Championship.
The move comes with England preparing for its first World Cup 2006 qualifying games in September. . . .
In East Rutherford, N.J., Michael Owen scored with five minutes remaining to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory over AS Roma in the final game for both teams on their U.S. exhibition tour. . . .
The Italian SuperCup between AC Milan and Lazio was moved from Libya to Milan -- the Milan team cited security concerns, the Libyans said it was because of financing.
The Italian soccer league had said there were organizational difficulties when it announced the venue switch Monday, but Milan confirmed subsequent reports that the game was moved because of security issues.
* HOCKEY: The Boston Bruins will pay defenseman Sergei Gonchar $5.5 million next season -- a 51 percent raise that was ordered by an arbitrator and accepted by the team. Gonchar, 30, was sent by Washington to Boston near the March trade deadline. His salary arbitration hearing Sunday was the first of the offseason.
* COURTS: Kent State quarterback Joshua Cribbs (Dunbar High) was sentenced to five years' probation for marijuana possession. Cribbs, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge in June and was reinstated to Kent State's football program. He had been suspended from the team when he was arrested at his home Jan. 17. He will not be allowed to play in the season opener at Iowa on Sept. 4.
-- From News Services