Jarome Iginla had two goals and an assist to lead Canada into the World Cup of Hockey semifinals with a 5-0 victory over Slovakia last night in Toronto.

Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Smyth and Joe Sakic also scored for Canada, which will play the Czech Republic in Toronto on Saturday night in one semifinal.

The United States plays Finland on Friday night in St. Paul, Minn., in the other semifinal.

Goaltender Martin Brodeur made 23 saves for his first shutout of the tournament.

* BASKETBALL: The Houston Rockets acquired veteran center Dikembe Mutombo in a trade with the Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets sent guards Adrian Griffin, Eric Piatkowski and Mike Wilks to the Bulls.

Mutombo, 38, has averaged 11.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.22 blocked shots in 13 seasons with New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Denver. He is fourth in NBA history with 2,996 blocks. . . .

In WNBA play, rookie Diana Taurasi had 21 points and eight assists to lead Phoenix to a 72-58 victory over visiting Los Angeles, snapping the Sparks' 18-game winning streak over the Mercury.

Lisa Leslie had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Sparks, who had won 13 of 14. . . .

In Seattle, Lauren Jackson returned from a three-game absence and scored 15 points, helping the Storm snap a three-game losing streak with an 86-67 victory over the Detroit Shock.

Sue Bird led the Storm with 23 points. Cheryl Ford paced Detroit with 16 points and 10 rebounds. . . .

In Minneapolis, Charlotte Smith-Taylor and Allison Feaster each scored 17 points, leading the Charlotte Sting to a 72-68 win over the Lynx.

* COLLEGES: Brigham Young University fired its men's and women's athletic directors and merged the two departments, the result of an internal review commissioned in May.

The school didn't renew the contracts of Val Hale, the men's athletic director, and Elaine Michaelis, the women's AD. They were immediately replaced by a team of department officials, including former California football coach Tom Holmoe.

* BASEBALL: Mike Aviles hit a two-run homer to lead host Wilmington to a 3-1 win over Potomac in the opening game of the Class A Carolina League Northern Division playoff series.

Aviles broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth with his shot off the Cannons' Thomas Pauly. Potomac, playing in its first postseason series in a decade, returns home tonight at 7:05 for the second game of the best-of-three series. Chad Durham knocked in the Cannons' only run with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly.

-- From News Services and Staff Reports