Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer said yesterday it would spend the next few weeks assessing its relationship with

Tiger Woods


The luxury watchmaker said that because of Woods' indefinite leave from golf, it is examining his long-term endorsement deal with the company.

The statement came a day after consulting firm Accenture severed ties with Woods.

Woods announced Friday that he is taking a leave from golf to work on his marriage after allegations of infidelity surfaced in recent weeks.

COLLEGES: Two Missouri women's basketball players who were suspended after an early morning fight said they were defending a female friend from her aggressive male roommate.

According to Columbia police, leading scorers Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson admitted to the fight on Friday with Missouri cheerleader Justin Short. He did not respond to messages left on his cell phone seeking comment.

The two told police Short had physically restrained his unnamed roommate before they intervened. The teammates were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault.

The NCAA's 432 Division III members will consider setting up a pilot academic-reporting program at the association's annual meeting in January. The move is prompted by research showing a gap in classroom performance between Division III athletes and their counterparts in the student body.

Noteworthy. Temple's Gavin White, the head coach of men's crew for 31 seasons, was given the lifetime achievement award at the 17th annual Joy of Sculling Conference on Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. . . . Temple's Juan Fernandez was named the Big Five player of the week. The 6-foot-4 native of Argentina scored a career-high 33 points in 75-65 win over Villanova on Sunday. . . . Holy Family forward Catherine Carr was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference player of the week in women's basketball.

Widener's Casey Pritz is the Commonwealth Conference women's player of the week. The center is a sophomore out of Abington High . . . Rosemont named former Elizabethtown High coach Patrick Hager as head coach for men's and women's cross-country. . . . South Carolina men's basketball coach Darrin Horn agreed to a two-year contract extension through March 2015, one that will increase his salary to $1.1 million per year.

WINTER SPORTS: Swiss skier Didier Cuche has a broken rib and could miss this weekend's World Cup races in Italy.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The New York Liberty selected Nicole Powell first overall in the WNBA's dispersal draft of Sacramento Monarchs players. The Minnesota Lynx chose Rebekkah Brunson, and the Connecticut Sun took DeMya Walker. The Monarchs, who won the WNBA title in 2005, ceased operations last month.

The Los Angeles Sparks named Jennifer Gillom, a WNBA veteran and Women's Basketball Hall of Famer, as their head coach.