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April 21, 1991

Doctor says Alzado has brain cancer

Lyle Alzado, a former All-Pro defensive lineman, is undergointreatment for inoperable brain cancer, his physician said yesterday, also describing Alzado as "quite unstable when he walks."

Dr. Robert Huizenga said the primary brain lymphoma was diagnosed three weeks ago and is inoperable. Treatment includes radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Unsteadiness caused by the therapy and oral cortisone have impaired Alzado, 42, who launched an acting career after retiring from the Los Angeles Raiders in 1986.

Alzado's attorney, Stephen Michael Lopez, said that because of his condition, the former player couldn't have attacked a Los Angeles County deputy marshal as alleged by authorities last week. Police say Alzado, 6 feet 3, 265 pounds, pushed deputy marshal Linda Armstrong, 110 pounds, when she attempted to serve legal papers at his Marina del Rey, Calif., apartment Tuesday.

* Former Maryland quarterback Stan Gelbaugh threw four touchdown passes, and Dana Brinson scored on a 93-yard kickoff return, as the host London Monarchs (5-0) beat the Montreal Machine (2-3), 45-7, in a World League of American Football game.

* Mike Perez's deflected pass to Cedric Gordon in the end zone with 17 seconds left gave the Frankfurt Galaxy (3-2) a 30-28 win over the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks in Frankfurt, Germany, leaving the Skyhawks winless in their first five WLAF games.

* Wide receiver Michael Timpson said he will not appeal his fine in connection with the incident in which sportswriter Lisa Olson allegedly was harassed in the New England Patriots locker room. Timpson said he will pay the $5,000 fine imposed by National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue.



Mark Lenzi became the first diver to score 100 points on single dive in winning the 3-meter springboard title at the U.S. Indoor Diving Championships in Minneapolis.

Lenzi's 101.85 points on a reverse 3 1/2 -somersault from the tuck position broke the 1983 record of 99.00 set by Greg Louganis on a 1 1/2 -somersault with 3 1/2 twists. For Lenzi, 22, from Fredericksburg, Va., it was his first national title. Mark Bradshaw of Springfield, Ore., was second and world champion Kent Ferguson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was third.


Minnesota's John Roethlisberger, hindered by a fractured leffoot at the start of the season, won the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's all-around tournament at Penn State after scoring 9.7 on the high bar and floor exercise.


Diego Maradona lost his appeal of a 15-month suspension, aItaly's highest soccer authority upheld the worldwide ban imposed when the sport's best-known and highest-paid star tested positive for cocaine.

Maradona's lawyer, Enzo Maria Siniscalchi, argued in his appeal that cocaine should not be considered a performance-enhancing drug because it was taken well before the Italian League match between Maradona's Napoli team and Bari. It was after that March 17 game that Maradona tested positive for cocaine. The suspension runs through June 1992 and will keep Maradona from playing not only for Napoli, but also Argentina's national team, which he led to the world title in 1986. He is captain of both clubs.

* The United States clinched a spot in the semifinals of regional qualifying for the first women's world soccer championship with a 12-0 victory over Martinique in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The United States (2-0) beat Mexico by an identical score on Thursday and leads Group A with four points.

* The one-game soccer challenge match between the Baltimore Blast and the Maryland Bays has been set for next Sunday at UMBC Stadium at 5:30 p.m. The outdoor game will send the indoor Blast of the Major Soccer League against the Bays, defending champions of the outdoor American Professional Soccer League.

The Blast's chances received a boost last week, when forward Domenic Mobilio announced he would stay in Baltimore for the game instead of going home to Vancouver, British Columbia.

5/8 Professional golfer Heather Farr, fighting cancer for nearly twyears, has begun high-dose chemotherapy treatments to stop the spread of the disease. The cancer has spread to her spine, skull and other bones, doctors at the University of Health Sciences Center in Denver said.

* Jose Rivero of Spain shot a 5-under-par 67 and took a three-stroke lead in the Benson & Hedges International in St. Mellion, England. Nick Faldo, a two-time Masters champion, continued to have his problems and shot a 10-over par 82, falling 20 strokes off the lead.


Second-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez broke LindHarvey-Wild's serve seven times for a 6-0, 6-3 victory in the semifinals of the Virginia Slims of Houston. Top-seeded Monica Seles met Italy's Sandra Cecchini in the other semifinals match last night.


Billy Young of Oklahoma City earned his first Pro BowlerAssociation title with a come-from-behind victory in the Tums Classic in Windsor Locks, Conn., defeating David D'Entremont of Parma, Ohio, in the title match, 203-201.


Twenty to 25 college teams are expected for the East CoasCup regatta today at Baltimore Rowing Club at Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave. Teams from University of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Goucher are scheduled to compete. Competition begins at 9 a.m.


Edward P. Cowan, 32, of Pearl River, N.Y., won thWranger/B.A.S.S. Federation National Championship bass fishing tournament in Roanoke, Va., with a three-day total of 14 catches for 31 pounds, 12 ounces. Second was Herb Reed of Southington, Conn., and third was Charles "Les" Milburn of Hagerstown.


Todd Krygier scored two goals, as the United States beawinless Czechoslovakia, 4-1, for its first victory in the World Hockey Championships Helsinki, Finland.

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