INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The 1997 U.S. Open Swimming Championships will be held at the Indiana University Natatorium, officials announced Monday.

``The 1997 U.S. Open will be the single most important tune-up for the (1998) World Championship team,'' said Dennis Pursley, U.S. Swimming National Team director.

The Indiana University Natatorium was the site of the 1988 and 1990 U.S. Opens, and hosted this year's Olympic trials.

The 1997 Open will be held Dec. 4-6.


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ John Treloar was chosen as coach of the CBA's Connecticut Pride on Monday.

Treloar replaced Mark Osowski, who recently became an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets.

The Pride, which plays its home schedule at the Hartford Civic Center, also announced Monday that they would play nine of their 28 home games at the University of Hartford Sports Center, including its opener Nov. 23.

The Pride will play its first Hartford Civic Center game on Nov. 28, against Grand Rapids.


CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago White Sox recalled left-hander Mike Sirotka and purchased the contract of right-hander Stacy Jones from Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

To clear room on their 40-man roster, the White Sox placed Matt Karchner on the 60-day emergency disabled list.

Sirotka was 0-2 with an 8.84 ERA with the White Sox earlier this season in 11 appearances, including three starts. He was 7-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 15 starts for Nashville.

Jones, signed as a free agent in May, pitched at both Nashville and Double-A Birmingham. He was 1-1 with 14 saves and a 2.57 ERA at Birmingham, and 3-0 with 12 saves and a 0.83 ERA at Nashville. He pitched in four games with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991.

Karchner had surgery to repair a cartilage tear in his right knee Sept. 3.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The kickoff for Nebraska's home football game against Colorado State has been moved up to 11:30 a.m. CDT so it can be televised.

The Sept. 28 game in Lincoln will be covered by the Fox Sports Net on CBS affiliates KOLN in Lincoln and KMTV in Omaha, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday.

The game, originally set for a 1 p.m. kickoff, will be the third straight for the Cornhuskers to be televised. The season-opener against Michigan State was carried by ABC, and this Saturday's game with Arizona State is set for cable on the Prime Sports Network, starting at 9:15 p.m. CDT.

Other games scheduled this season for television include the Nov. 2 game at Oklahoma and the Nov. 29 game against Colorado in Lincoln, both on ABC.


DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) _ Windy Score was the only favorite to survive Monday's series of upsets in the Ohio Breeders Championships at the Delaware County Fair.

Debbie Rucker sent Windy Score to the top early in his $39,254 division of the 2-year-old colt trot, and he won by open lengths in 2:04 3-5, returning 2.80, $2.40 and $2.60.

Action Time won the second division for Jeff Smith in 2:06 1-4 and paid $20.60, $16 and $5.80.

Lilyd ($14.80) and Over Proximity ($9) took the two $37,529 divisions of the 2-year-old filly trot. Lilyd, driven by Jeff Fout, led from gate to wire in capturing the first division in 2:05 3-5. Fout was also in the sulky as Over Proximity got up in the final strides to defeat Hustlinda by a neck in 2:06.


BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Bruins released three players from training camp and returned seven others to their junior teams.

Left wing Steve Maltais, center Richard Uniacke and defenseman Bryan Fogarty were released, general manager Mike O'Connell said Monday. All had been invited to camp on tryout agreements.

Defensemen Tom Brown and Chris Lane, right wings Jason Doyle and Henry Kuster, left wing Eric Naud and center Trent Whitfield were returned to their junior teams.

Defenseman Elias Abrahamsson also has been assigned to his junior team, where he will report for rehabilitation following shoulder surgery Wednesday.