FOR THE SECOND time in less than 2 weeks, schools are objecting to a reform measure sought by university presidents and endorsed by NCAA president Mark Emmert


More than 75 schools are asking to override a plan approved in October to allow multiyear athletic scholarships rather than the 1-year renewable awards schools currently provide. That's the minimum number of dissenters needed for reconsideration by the Division I Board of Directors when it meets next month at the annual NCAA convention. The NCAA announced the change the Friday before Christmas.

On Dec. 15, the NCAA suspended plans to give athletes a $2,000 stipend for living costs not covered by scholarships after at least 125 schools objected.

Baseball * 

The New York Mets have sent a letter to the agent for pitcher R.A. Dickey, warning him that the team can void the final year of his contract if Dickey is hurt on his planned Mount Kilimanjaro climb next month. Dickey, 37, is due to make $4.25 million in 2012 and has a $5 million team option for 2013. Dickey organized the climb to aid victims of sex trafficking in India.

* A U.S. district judge in Delaware says a bankruptcy judge erred in freeing the Los Angeles Dodgers from provisions of their Fox Sports TV contract.

Soccer * 

FIFA will not appeal a ruling by a Swiss court, clearing the way for the release of a document identifying soccer officials who took millions of dollars in kickbacks from World Cup broadcast deals.