Contract negotiations are continuing between the Sharks and center Manny Malhotra, but the team has decided not to bring back right wing Jed Ortmeyer for next season.
Both players are set to become free agents Thursday after playing one season in San Jose, but Malhotra, 30, said Sunday he does not see that as a deadline to reach a new agreement. He had 14 goals and 33 points last season.
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said the team would like to bring Malhotra back, but "it has to be a deal that works for both parties involved."
Ortmeyer's agent learned at the NHL's weekend draft that Wilson would not be offering him another contract. Ortmeyer, 31, was a finalist in the competition for the Masterton Trophy awarded for dedication and perseverance after recording a career-best eight goals in a fourth-line role. He underwent double sports hernia surgery last month.
UCLA, which has won a nation-leading 106 NCAA championships in 17 sports, will get its best chance to secure its first in baseball when it faces South Carolina in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting today in Omaha, Neb. UCLA made it to the CWS in 1969 and 1997 and went 0-2 each time. South Carolina reached the CWS finals in 1975, 1977 and 2002, losing each time under the old tournament format that ended with a single national championship game.
Michael Phelps capped a weekend of mixed results at the Paris Open by winning the 200-meter individual medley in 1 minute, 58.95 seconds. But he said he was disappointed that he struggled in freestyle races and said he needs to train harder, calling the weekend "a wake-up call." The 14-time Olympic champ finished third in the 200 freestyle earlier Sunday. "I'm not worried," he said. "Am I upset? Yes. Very. When I'm upset, I think it's the best time for me to try and use that as a motivation."
Another son of Michael Jordan appears headed to play for Central Florida. Jeffrey Jordan, a 6-foot-1 point guard who left Illinois in May after playing two seasons, posted on his Twitter account that he was off to UCF, his "new school." He'll join younger brother, Marcus, who was a freshman for UCF last season. The school had not made an official announcement.
The Los Angeles Sparks (3-10) lost their third straight since losing star Candace Parker for the season, blowing a 16-point second-quarter deficit in an 89-81 loss to the host Atlanta Dream (11-4). ... Svetlana Abrosimova had 19 of her season-high 21 points in the second half to give the visiting Seattle Storm (13-2) an 83-72 win over the Tulsa Shock (3-11).
The Associated Press contributed to this digest.