From AP REPORTS

NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams was suspended without pay for one game by the NFL after his third illegal "horse collar" tackle of the season.

Williams, whose use of the tactic led to the league passing a rule making it a 15-yard penalty, did it against Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb in Sunday's 10-6 loss. He will miss Saturday night's game at Carolina, which will cost him $37,187 one game's salary.

Grabbing the inside collar of the back of the shoulder pads or jersey, or the inside collar of the side of the shoulder pads or jersey, and immediately pulling down a runner brings a 15-yard personal foul.

SEATTLE (AP) Washington coach Tyrone Willingham let two members of his staff go, including defensive coordinator Kent Baer.

Baer had been an assistant with Willingham for 13 years, dating to their days at Stanford and Notre Dame. Special teams and tight ends coach Bob Simmons will also not be back.

Washington's defense was the worst in school history, allowing 446.4 yards per game, and responsible for many of the team's second-half collapses in a 4-9 season.

NEW YORK (AP) Cleveland Indians pitcher Paul Byrd met with baseball officials to discuss his use of human growth hormone.

It's uncertain whether Byrd will face any discipline from the commissioner's office or when a potential punishment might be handed down.

Sports Scoreboard

UIL Football Playoffs

Class 5A

Division I

State Semi-Finals

Converse Judson 28, GP N. Shore 7

Euless Trinity 30, Plano 27 (2 OT)

State Final

E. Trinity (14-1) v Con. Judson (11-4)

2 p.m., Sat. SA Alamodome

Division II

State Semi-Finals

Pflugerville 20, Abilene 14

Katy 66, SA Madison 21

State Final

Plugerville (12-3) v Katy (15-0)

7 p.m., Sat. SA Alamodome

Class 4A

Division I

State Championship

R Lamar Cons. 20, Copperas Cove 14

Division II

State Semi-Finals

Lake Travis 49, Dayton 13

Highland Park 42, Everman 13

State Final

Highland Park (15-0) v L. Travis (14-1)

1:30 p.m., Sat. Waco - Floyd Casey Stadium

Class 3A

Division I

State Championship

Liberty Hill 38, Gilmer 13

Division II

State Semi-Finals

Celina 33, Snyder 7

China Spring 37, Cuero 14

State Final

Celina (15-0) v China Springs (14-1)

Sat., Texas Stadium

Class 2A

Division I

State Championship

Farmersville 27, Tatum 24 (OT)

Division II

State Semi-Finals

Elysian Fields 46, Altair Rice 3

Canadian 17, Cisco 6

State Final

Elysian Fields (14-1) v Canadian (14-1)

Class A

Division I

State Championship

Alto 22, Seymour 0

Division II

State Semi-Finals

Munday 47, Sundown 0

Bremond 31, Maud 20

State Final

Munday (14-0) v Bremond (12-2)

2 p.m., Sat. Stephenville - Tarleton Memorial Stadium

SIX-MAN

Division I

State Championship

Richland Springs 98, Rule 54

Division II

State Championship

Mat. Motley County 44, Woodson 38

AP Sports Briefs

Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees finalized a $45 million, three-year contract that will keep the ace closer in pinstripes.

Rivera became a free agent after the season, then told the team last month he would accept their offer. It took a little time to complete the paperwork and a physical.

The 38-year-old reliever signed with the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1990 and has only played for them in pro ball. He is third on the career saves list with 443 and his postseason brilliance was perhaps the key to the Yankees winning four World Series from 1996-2000.

Former major league infielder Fernando Vina admitted using human growth hormone in 2003 as he attempted to heal from injuries.

Vina, now an ESPN baseball analyst, was named last week in the Mitchell Report on performance-enhancing drugs. The report said he also purchased steroids from ex-New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, but Vina denied those claims.

An All-Star second baseman with Milwaukee in 1998, Vina also played for Seattle.