NCAA and Pacific-10 investigating UCLA
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pacific-1Conference are investigating allegations that UCLA's basketball
coach committed a recruiting violation three years ago, athletic director Peter Dalis said.
The allegations concern Bruins star Don MacLean. The book "Raw Recruits" describes a meeting between coach Jim Harrick and then-Simi Valley High School student MacLean during a "dead" period when recruiting was prohibited.
Harrick, MacLean and his mother, Pat Coyne, have repeatedly denied the meeting. But the book's authors, Alexander Wolff of Sports Illustrated and Armen Keteyian of ABC-TV News, say that Coyne confirmed the meeting while they were researching the book.
Mike Matthews of the Pac-10 confirmed the conference was investigating, but declined further comment.
If the New England Patriots do not reach a contract agreement with Raghib "Rocket" Ismail of Notre Dame by next Saturday, there's a good chance they will make someone else the first pick in the National Football League college draft.
"We are still negotiating and would like to make a deal with him," says Patriots general manager Sam Jankovich, "but if we don't get it done by (April 20), we would have to think seriously about doing something else with our first pick."
Maryland quarterback Jim Sandwisch completed seven of 13 passes for 76 yards, and running back Troy Jackson ran for 66 yards in the first controlled scrimmage of spring practice. Junior college transfer John Kaleo completed one of five pass attempts, and freshman Tony Scarpino was three for six.
Lori McNeil won the women's singles crown, while Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl advanced into the men's singles finals in the Japan Open in Tokyo.
Top-seeded Edberg held off Michael Chang, the fifth-seed, 7-5, 6-2. Second-seeded Lendl beat American Jim Courier, the fourth-seed, 6-4, 6-1.
In the women's final, seventh-seeded McNeil beat No. 2 Sabine Appelmans of Belgium, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, on the hard court of the Ariake Colosseum.
* Top seed Steffi Graf beat Patty Fendick in straight sets to reach the final of the Bausch & Lomb Championships at Amelia Island, Fla. Graf completed the 6-0, 6-1 victory in 56 minutes and will try to win the $350,000 clay court tournament for the fourth time today against Gabriela Sabatini, who defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
* Emilio Sanchez Vicario and Sergi Bruguera won semifinal matches and set up the first all-Spanish final since 1969 in the Count of Godo tournament in Barcelona, Spain. Sanchez Vicario, seeded seventh, defeated unseeded Martin Jaite, 7-5, 6-2, and Bruguera beat 10th-seeded Guillermo Perez-Roldan, 6-4, 6-4.
The last time two Spaniards played for the Count of Godo title, 22 years ago, Manuel Orantes defeated Manuel Santana.
Mike Nicolette shot a 2-under-par 68 on to maintain a one-shot lead over Frank Connor heading into the final round of the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic at Hattiesburg, Miss.
Nicolette is 12-under-par 198 after three rounds over the par-70, 6,280-yard Hattiesburg Country Club course. He had three birdies and one bogey on a day as winds gusted to 24 mph.
Mark Frederickson had the hat trick and Preki and Dan Donigan both twice each as the St. Louis Storm advanced to the Major Soccer League's Western Division playoff finals with a 9-2 victory over the visiting Tacoma Stars. The victory gave the Storm the first-round series by a 2-1 margin over Tacoma.
Jacen Martinez's single with one out in the bottom of the ninth scored pinch-runner Jay Baker to lift Towson State past Rider, 13-12, yesterday in an East Coast Conference game. Martinez, who went 3-for-5, also had two doubles and two RBI for the tTC Tigers (15-17-1, 7-4). It was the first conference loss in six starts for Rider, which drops to 18-6-1 overall.
* Senior right-hander Carl Bresko gave up five hits over seveinnings to lead Navy to a 1-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over Cornell. Navy (11-11) won the second game, 8-3.
* Rick Forney pitched a four-hitter and struck out 13 to lead host Anne Arundel Community College to a 4-1 victory over Montgomery-Rockville. Frank Billings went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored for Anne Arundel.
Penn State University launched a fund-raising campaign Friday to generate $20 million for a 16,500-seat arena. The $55 million center would replace 6,486-seat Recreation Hall as the basketball team's home court. Penn State, which recently joined the Big Ten, is the only conference school without a major sports arena.
Nora Maguire's four goals paced James Madison to a 10-8 victory over Loyola in the first round of the South Atlantic women's tournament at Williamsburg, Va. Sabrina Gallagher's three goals paced Loyola (6-4, 3-2). Gallagher and teammates Colleen Anderson and Trish Goodman were named to the all-conference team.