The Dallas Mavericks got a big man, completing an eight-player deal yesterday that will bring Erick Dampier from Golden State.
Dallas sent Christian Laettner, Eduardo Najera, two future first-round draft picks and the draft rights to guards Luis Flores and Mladen Sekularac to the Warriors for Dampier, Dan Dickau, Evan Eschmeyer and the draft rights to Steve Logan.
The 6-foot-11 Dampier averaged career highs of 12.3 points and 12 rebounds in 74 games last season for the Warriors. He was fourth in the NBA in rebounding, and one of just nine players to average more than 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Dampier opted out of his contract with the Warriors in late June and became a free agent after seven seasons with Golden State. In a release, the Mavericks said Dampier signed a multiyear deal with Golden State before the trade was completed. Contract details weren't immediately available.
* COLLEGES: Jeremy Bloom's college football career is officially over. The junior wide receiver lost a last-ditch effort to keep his college eligibility when an NCAA panel turned down his appeal to be allowed to receive endorsements as a professional skier and still play football for Colorado.
Bloom, the reigning world champion in freestyle moguls and a 2002 Olympian, has been battling the NCAA for two years. He started accepting endorsements last winter, claiming he can't afford to prepare for the 2006 Winter Olympics without financial support.
* COURTS: A grand jury investigation into whether alcohol and sex were used to entice Colorado football recruits ended with an indictment against just one person -- a former low-level school employee accused of soliciting a prostitute for himself.
The grand jury in Denver accused only Nathan Maxcey in its indictment, making no mention of university officials, students or recruits. The indictment was handed down last week after three months of testimony, but was not made public until yesterday. Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar said in a statement that other matters relating to the investigation were still pending.
* TENNIS: Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova was upset in three sets by wild card Mashona Washington in the Pilot Pen tournament in New Haven, Conn. Sharapova, ranked seventh in the world, had 12 double faults during Washington's 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 victory.
* SOCCER: Igor Simutenkov's penalty kick late in the first half lifted the host Kansas City Wizards to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in an all-MLS semifinal of the U.S. Open Cup tournament. The Wizards will play Chicago (MLS) or Charleston (A-League) in next month's final.
* HIGH SCHOOLS: Northwestern has hired former DuVal coach Walter Clark to be its girls' basketball coach, Athletic Director Addison Sheppard said. Clark had coached the past 20 years at DuVal before resigning at the end of last season. He led the Tigers to four state titles. . . .
Michael Haight, 28, will serve as the interim boys' basketball coach at Good Counsel while recently hired Dan Harwood coaches a final season at Magruder before moving to Good Counsel. . . . Eugene Robertson has resigned after 22 years as Parkdale's softball coach. He was 288-123.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports