The MLS disciplinary committee fined FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman an undisclosed amount for public criticism of the officials after a game against the Earthquakes, the league announced Wednesday.
Hyndman was furious after Steven Lenhart scored in the 95th minute as league-leading San Jose escaped with a 3-3 draw Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.
When asked by this newspaper what Dallas needs to do to earn a playoff spot, Hyndman replied: "I think we need to get some good officiating and continue to score three goals."
He complained referee Geoff Gamble failed to call enough fouls on the Quakes' players.
"They were called for zero fouls in the first half against eight or nine," Hyndman said. "That's the game. And we get three yellow cards for trying to protect ourselves."
Cal basketball got its third backcourt commitment this fall when Sam Singer, a three-star point guard from Coconut Grove (Fla.) Ransom Everglades High, made his decision, according to multiple recruiting websites. Previously Cal got oral commitments from five-star wing Jabari Bird of Salesian High and shooting guard Jordan Mathews of Santa Monica High. Commitments can't become binding until the early letter-of-intent signing period begins Nov. 14.
Former Saint Mary's College forward Diamon Simpson (Hayward High) is in training camp with Maccabi Ashdod, the defending Israeli Premier League champion. Simpson played for the Houston Rockets' summer league team after playing last season for Adelaide in Australia.
Paul Simson, the 2010 champion, beat Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale 3 and 2 in the semifinals of the USGA Senior Amateur at wet and foggy Mountain Ridge Country Club (N.J.). Simson will play Curtis Skinner in the final. In a morning quarterfinal, Knoll ousted Louis Lee 2 up.
Staff writers Elliott Almond, Jeff Faraudo and Jimmy Durkin, the Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.