1994 Goodwill Games to be held in U.S.S.R.

Sports briefly

September 27, 1990

The Goodwill Games, which lost $70 million in its first two editions, will be held in 1994 in Moscow and Leningrad, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. decided yesterday. The Games, which failed to attract a world-class field in many sports this year at Seattle, may be televised in part by ABC in 1994, TBS said. TBS also said the decision of the board to continue the Games, first held in Moscow in 1986, was unanimous. The company has estimated that 1990 Games lost as much as $44 million.


Third-seeded John McEnroe advanced into the second round at Milan Srejber's expense, 6-4, 6-3, in the Swiss Indoors in Basel. . . . Second-seeded Aaron Krickstein beat fellow American Dan Goldie, 6-2, 6-3, in the second round of the Queensland Open in Brisbane, Australia. . . . Jennifer Capriati moved into the third round of the Nichirei International women's tournament in Tokyo with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Magdelena Maleeva, and Monica Seles triumphed over Eva Pfaff, 6-1, 6-0. . . . Steffi Graf got off to a wobbly start but rebounded to whip Laura Golarsa, 6-3, 6-2, in the second round of the Volkswagen Open in Leipzig, East Germany. Golarsa jumped to a 3-1 lead, but Graf dominated the rest of the set, then built up a 3-1 lead on two break balls and yielded a single game in the second set.

Pro basketball

Bill Walton, who last played in the National Basketball Association in 1986-87 for the Boston Celtics, is tutoring the Indiana Pacers' three big men -- Rik Smits, Greg Dreiling and Detlef Schrempf -- in two-a-day drills and study sessions.

* Police in Wellesley, Mass., lacked a firm identification of an alleged bank robber when they drew their guns on Boston Celtics rookie Dee Brown last week, according to transcripts of police tapes. The police admitted they took their action based on a shaky description given by bank manager Sharlene Harris, who never had seen the actual suspect. Lt. Donald Whalen said Brown was first spotted by a clerk at the bank who had seen the actual suspect. The clerk pointed out Brown sitting in his car to Harris, who phoned police, Whalen said. Harris then offered a tentative identification of the suspect.

* No. 1 draft choice Derrick Coleman from Syracuse will not report when the New Jersey Nets open training next Friday, said his attorney, Harold MacDonald. Coleman is seeking a five-year contract worth about $16 million, plus incentives. The Nets have countered with a five-year package worth about $14 million, plus incentives.


Dick Canney of Chantilly National and two-time champion Bill Sporre of Crofton shot par-matching 70s to share the first-round xTC lead in the annual Seniors championship of the Middle Atlantic Professional Golf Association at Laytonsville Golf Club. The 70 also gave Canney a three-shot lead in the Quarter-Century championship (PGA members for at least 25 years).

Bits and pieces

Frostburg State University and the Maryland State Games Foundation have signed an agreement that will send the annual Sports Festival to the Western Maryland school for the next five years. Next summer's games will be held July 19-21. . . . The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Board No. 23, is looking for applicants for its 1990 class. The first class will be held Oct. 8 at Ridgely Middle School. For more information, call Dean Layman at 461-9653 or Gorman Davis at 788-4285. . . . The first Ciccarone Golf Classic, the proceeds of which will go the Henry Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be held Monday at Towson Golf & Country Club's Eagle's Nest Course. For information, call Dave Huntley at 561-9046 during the day or at 337-0531 in the evening. The Ciccarone Center is named for the former Hopkins lacrosse coach who died last year of a heart attack at age 50.

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