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December 25, 1990

Ivy League rolls to win over Japan in football

The smaller Japanese college all-stars looked as if they were going to make a battle out of their annual football game with a team of Ivy League stars, countering the Ivy League's initial, 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive by moving to within 1 foot of the Ivy goal line.

But the Japanese fumbled, John Sparks of Harvard recovered and the Ivy stars were on their way to a 47-10 victory before an estimated 28,000 fans in Yokohama, Japan.

Asked whether a Japanese touchdown could have turned the momentum around, Ivy coach Carm Cozza of Yale replied: "You bet. I don't think physically they could have beaten us, but it certainly would have been a lot tougher."

The Ivy stars gained 338 yards rushing and 230 passing, compared with Japan's 175 passing and 45 rushing.

* Ten finalists have been named for the 1990 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award -- Ty Detmer of Brigham Young, David Klingler of Houston, Craig Erickson of Miami, Shawn Moore of Virginia, Dan McGwire of San Diego State, Quinn

Grovey of Arkansas, Tommy Maddox of UCLA, Bill Musgrave of Oregon, Matt Rogers of Iowa and Casey Weldon of Florida State.

Baseball

The Chicago White Sox got their leadoff man, and the Montreal Expos picked up a proven run producer and one of baseball's top setup pitchers. In a trade made Sunday and formally announced yesterday, seven-time All-Star Tim Raines was traded from the Expos to the White Sox for outfielder Ivan Calderon and pitcher Barry Jones.

"Every club that has made it to the World Series in recent years has a solid leadoff man who helped get them there -- Barry Larkin, Rickey Henderson, Steve Sax," Chicago general manager Ron Schueler said, adding that the White Sox really haven't had that type of player since Rudy Law left in 1985.

Raines, 31, had lost his leadoff position and wanted out of Montreal, where he played for 10 seasons. He had a career average of .301 for the Expos and averaged 63 steals a season, with 49 steals in 1990.

All-Star defenseman Paul Cavallini of the St. Louis Blues lost the tip of his left index finger when he blocked a shot against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Cavallini was hurt when he blocked a shot by defenseman Doug Wilson. The finger was surgically repaired by Dr. David Caplan, and Cavallini is expected to be sidelined about four weeks.

Tennis

David Wheaton was named to replace injured Pete Sampras on the United States team for the Hopman Cup exhibition team tournament in Perth, Australia. Sampras, the U.S. Open champion and winner of the Grand Slam Cup earlier this month, withdrew Sunday, citing blistered feet. Wheaton will team with Zina Garrison for the 12-nation tournament starting Thursday.

College basketball

X-rays showed no break in the right ankle of Texas scoring leader Joey Wright, who was injured in the Longhorns' 79-71 loss to Georgia on Saturday. The injury was diagnosed by trainer Scotty Jones as a moderate sprain, and X-rays Sunday proved him correct, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Wright, a senior guard, was averaging 25.0 points but had only two when he left the Georgia game in Atlanta late in the first half. His status is uncertain for Texas' next game, against Michigan in Tempe, Ariz., Friday.

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