The father of NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinsonwas killed yesterday after the pickup truck in which he was riding blew a tire and flipped on a highway near Waco, Tex.

Oliver Tomlinson was killed at around 1:30 p.m. in the one-vehicle rollover, said Charlie Morgan, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. Tomlinson was 71.

The driver, Ronald C. McClain, was rushed by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he later died. McClain, 48, is believed to be related to Tomlinson. . . .

Adam"Pacman"Jones, entangled in a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club, might not be on the Tennessee Titans' roster next season.

Mike Reinfeldt, the team's new general manager, was asked at the NFL scouting combine about the possibility that the Titans might sever ties with Jones after reports of the cornerback's involvement in the mayhem.

He replied, "I would assume there is that potential."

Jones is under contract through 2009. He has not been charged in connection with the shootings that left one man paralyzed. . . .

Corey Dillon's agent, Steve Feldman, told the Associated Press that his client will ask the New England Patriots for his release and that the team is likely to grant it by Friday.

· BOXING: Argentina's Mariano Carrerawill be stripped of his middleweight title after he failed a second drug test. That makes Spain's Javier Castillejo the new champion.

Carrera's urine sample tested positive for clembuterol, a drug banned by the WBA, the governing body said. The test was done Wednesday in Cologne, Germany.

· COLLEGES: Illinois basketball player Jamar Smith pleaded not guilty to drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Smith, a 19-year old sophomore, faces a maximum of 12 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted of the felony charges. He has agreed to sit out the remainder of the season.

· SKIING: Andrej Jermanled Slovenia to its first downhill victory, and 50th overall, in Alpine racing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. "This is amazing," Jerman said. "I've been working a lot for this and I had to overcome many injuries in my career. This is a great reward."

American Bode Miller did not place in the top 20.

· HOCKEY: The San Jose Sharks called off their trade with the New Jersey Devils to reacquire Alex Korolyuk after he refused to return from his native Russia to the NHL. . . .

Buffalo Sabres co-captain Chris Druryis out indefinitely with a suspected concussion from a blindside hit that sparked a brawl in a game against Ottawa on Thursday.

Drury required more than 20 stitches to close a forehead gash.

· TENNIS: Top-seeded Justine Henin beat Svetlana Kuznetsova,1-6, 6-4, 6-0, and will face Amelie Mauresmoin the Dubai Open final today. Mauresmo won her semifinal after fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia retired with an ankle injury after losing the first set, 6-2.

-- From News Services