Blazers' Bryant fined, suspended for fighting
Rod Thorn, the National Basketball Association's vice president for operations, fined Mark Bryant of the Portland Trail Blazers $5,000 yesterday and suspended him for the Nov. 2 season opener against the Houston Rockets for elbowing rookie Marty Conlon of the Sacramento Kings in the back of the head and throwing punches in Saturday's preseason game.
CBS-TV has scrapped its plans to televise the Pitt-at-Miami game Nov. 3, costing the schools about $300,000 apiece. The network changed its mind after Miami lost to Notre Dame and Pitt lost to Louisville on Saturday.
Nicklas Kulti, the 1989 world junior champion, upset third-seeded Andre Agassi, 6-3, 7-5, in the second round of the Stockholm Open. . . Steffi Graf advanced in the WITA tournament in Brighton, England, with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Nathalie Herreman. Graf lost her serve in the opening set's sixth game, but changed her tactics and began attacking the net at the start of the second set and won eight points in a row.
Defenseman Dave Manson of the Chicago Blackhawks was suspended for four games by the National Hockey League for what Brian O'Neill, the league's executive vice president, said was a deliberate attempt to injure Drake Berehowsky of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.