Clemens arrested for assault on police
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens and his brother, Gary, were charged yesterday with aggravated assault on a police officer after a skirmish in a West Houston nightclub.
"The officers were working security at the bar and were called over to check out a disturbance," police Sgt. C.J. Grysen said. "They tried to place Clemens' brother under arrest, and he tried to help his brother." Grysen said Officer L. Oliedo tried to arrest Gary Clemens, 39, for allegedly creating "some type of disturbance" in the bar when Roger Clemens, who lives in the Houston suburb of Katy, apparently "jumped on the officer's back and choked the officer."
Three more officers joined the fray before the brothers were subdued, Grysen said. Oliedo was not seriously injured an sought his own treatment, Grysen said.
Meldrick Taylor (26-1-1) set a blistering pace in the first half of the fight and scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Aaron Davis (32-1) in Atlantic City, N.J., to win the World Boxing Association welterweight championship.
It is the second world title for the 1984 Olympic champion, who was the International Boxing Federation junior welterweight champion before losing it to Julio Cesar Chavez.
* Dennis Andries of Britain, who fights out of Detroit, out-boxed Guy Waters to retain his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision in Adelaide, Australia. Andries (39-8-2) piled up the points in the early rounds and withstood a furious assault by Waters (13-2-1) in the final round as the Australian made a desperate bid for a knockout.
Alabama's Gary Hollingsworth engineered three first-quarter scoring drives that gave the AFC an early lead it never relinquished in a 38-28 victory over the NFC in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Hollingsworth threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to LSU's Harvey Williams late in the opening period after his passing set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Penn State's Gary Brown and a 28-yard field goal by Alabama's Philip Doyle.
Two other AFC quarterbacks -- Rice's Donald Hollis and Louisville's Browning Nagle -- also threw for touchdowns, as the three outdid two potential first-round draft choices for the NFC -- llTC Dan McGwire of San Diego State and Brett Favre of Southern Mississippi.
* The Michigan connection of John Langeloh and Jarrod Bunch provided the East with three field goals and a touchdown in a 23-10 victory over the West in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu. Langeloh, a kicker from Michigan State, tied a Hula Bowl record with field goals of 31, 42 and 22 yards. He was named the game's most valuable offensive player. Bunch, a Michigan running back, twisted and broke tackles to score a second-quarter touchdown.
David Ozio became the third man in Professional Bowlers Association history to win the first two tournaments of the year when he captured the $175,000 Showboat Invitational in Las Vegas. The Vidor, Texas, bowler downed Mike Miller of Albuquerque, N.M., in the title match, 279-224, earning the $34,000 top prize. Miller, bowling in his first championship game, earned $18,000 by finishing second.
Ozio, who won last week's tournament in Torrance, Calif., matched a feat previously accomplished by PBA Hall of Famers Dick Weber and Don Johnson.
John Cook, making a comeback from career-threatening wrist surgery, took sole control of the lead in the third round of the Hawaiian Open in Honolulu with a 69 on a blustery, gusty day. He completed three rounds at 199, 17-under-par on the Waialae Country Club course.
Cook holds a two-stroke advantage over Gil Morgan, who remained close with a last-hole eagle-3.
* Defending champion Patty Sheehan shot a 1-under-par 70 to take a two-stroke lead over Judy Dickinson after two rounds of the Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay.
Gabby Linarducci won two disciplines and the all-around, and Tandy Knight won one event and placed third in the all-around, helping Towson State to a 185.45-185.05 women's gymnastics victory over West Virginia at Towson.
Early wins at the lower weights vaulted Penn State, ranked in the national top 10, to a big lead, as the Nittany Lions defeated Navy, 25-12, in Annapolis. Penn State won five of the first six matches, recording pins at 118 and 158 as well as a superior decision at 150 to establish a 22-3 advantage.
Petra Kronberger of Austria reached the midpoint of the women's World Cup season with a huge lead in the overall competition by completing a weekend sweep with a victory in the super-G in Meribel, France. It was the Kronberger's third consecutive victory and eighth in 16 races.
She has 276 points in 16 races as she bids to win the overall title for a second year in a row. Carol Merle of France is second with 92 points.