Virginia's Moore hopes to catch on in the NFL
Herman Moore, Virginia's All-America wide receiver, will give up his final year of eligibility to enter the National Football League draft, he said yesterday.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Moore expects to graduate this spring.
Moore, who teamed with quarterback Shawn Moore to lead the Cavaliers to an 8-4 record and a trip to the Sugar Bowl, set two National Collegiate Athletic Association records in his career. During the 1990 season, he became the first player to catch a touchdown pass in nine consecutive games, and he averaged 22.0 yards per reception for his career.
* Running back Chuck Webb, who has two seasons of eligibility left at Tennessee, will make himself available in the NFL draft. He missed all but one game last season after tearing a ligament in his right knee.
* A USC football fan gave Todd Marinovich the cocaine he was carrying on the night he was arrested, Marinovich told police.
Marinovich told Newport Beach (Calif.) Officer Joe Heppler that the drug was a gift from an unknown person who recognized him as the USC quarterback, according to the police report of the arrest, obtained yesterday by the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Don Drysdale was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic accident near Universal City in Los Angeles Monday night, police said.
Drysdale's car collided with another as the Hall of Fame pitcher made a left turn at about 8:30 p.m., Tom Ohmer of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Drysdale, 54, was not injured, but the driver of the other vehicle, a 24-year-old woman whose name was not released, suffered bruises and was treated at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Ohmer said.
Drysdale was given a Breathalyzer test and had a reading of 0.19 percent, according to Ohmer. That reading is more than double the 0.08 percent level at which a driver is considered legally drunk. Drysdale was booked on suspicion of felony drunken driving, Ohmer said. He posted $5,000 bail and was released later Monday night. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 11 in Los Angeles Municipal Court.
* A scheduled hearing on felony charges that Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens and his brother assaulted a Houston police officer was postponed until Feb. 18.
Neither Clemens, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, nor his 39-year-old brother, Gary, was in the courtroom of State District Judge A.D. Azios for the probable cause hearing.
* The new baseball season will open with an old scandal. An April 8 trial date has been set for Howard Spira, charged with trying to extort money from New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
Bill Riordan, a tennis entrepreneur during the sport's mid-1970s boom and manager of Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase, died Sunday in Naples, Fla. He was 71.
Riordan, who had suffered from heart disease for several years, died at Naples Community Hospital, his wife Teresa said.
Riordan was graduated from Georgetown University and lived most of his life in Salisbury, running the National Indoor Tennis Championships there for 13 years.
Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday in Salisbury.
Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Jill Trenary announced officially that she would not compete in the U.S. championships, set for Feb. 10-17 at Minneapolis.
Trenary, the defending world champion, had surgery on her left ankle on Jan. 10 to relieve a major infection in a tendon.
* Defending champion Evelyn Grossmann of Germany performed sassy, jazzy number in taking the lead in the women's event at the 1991 European Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Yugoslav basketball center Vlade Divac, who has been playing with the Los Angeles Lakers the past two seasons, said he will return to play with Partizan Belgrade next year.
Divac said his contract with the Lakers expired next year.
Mario Lemieux, sidelined all season by back pain, is still struggling with his endurance and isn't ready to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup, coach Bob Johnson said.
Lemieux is painfree, but will not resume playing until "he's ready to play hockey," Johnson said.
Marc Girardelli won the men's slalom yesterday in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, the opening event in the World Ski Championships.
Girardelli, an Austrian native who skis for Luxembourg, defeated Austrian Thomas Stangassinger by more than half a second.