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March 05, 1991

Injured LSU's O'Neal will miss SEC tourney

LSU center Shaquille O'Neal, the nation's leading rebounder and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, will miss the SEC tournament this weekend because of a hairline fracture in his left leg, the school announced last night.

A news release said it wasn't immediately known whether the 7-foot-1 sophomore might be available if LSU advances to the National Collegeiate Athletic Association or National Invitation Tournament. The nation's leading rebounder with an average of 14.6 a game, O'Neal also is averaging 27.7 points and five blocked shots.


Who can stop Monica Seles?

Until yesterday, nobody. That included the Palm Springs, Calif., police department, who might be interested to know that Seles drove a car all last week even though she does not have a driver's license.

Seles finally got pulled over all right, but by Martina Navratilova, who interrupted Seles' cruise toward No. 1 in the computer rankings with a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) victory in the delayed final of the water-logged Virginia Slims of Palm Springs.

Seles, 17, who is going to have to wait a week for the No. 1 ranking. Seles already has clinched No. 1, replacing Steffi Graf, no matter what Graf accomplishes in this week's tournament in Boca Raton, Fla. Seles will be become the youngest No. 1 in women's tennis by exactly 17 days -- breaking Tracy Austin's 11-year-old record.


Hector "Macho" Camacho, who lost his junior welterweight title on a foul, now stands to regain it because Greg Haugen apparently fouled up.

A World Boxing Organization official said yesterday that Haugen probably will be stripped of the WBO 140-pound title and Camacho reinstated as champion because Haugen tested positive for marijuana after the Feb. 23 fight.


Joseph C. Dey Jr., who held two of the most prestigious administrative jobs in golf, died yesterday at his home in Locust Valley, N.Y. He was 83. Dey served 35 years as executive director of the U.S. Golf Association, from 1934-69, before becoming the first commissioner of the PGA Tour in 1969, a position he held until 1974.


Ronald Blum, an Associated Press sports writer arrested while covering the World Series last October, pleaded no contest in Cincinnati yesterday to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

A companion misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest was dismissed at prosecutors' request by Hamilton County Municipal Judge Albert Mestemaker. The judge fined Blum $200 and court costs and gave him a suspended 30-day sentence and three months' probation.

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