Chris Perry leads Colonial by 1 shotChris Perry shot a...

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May 25, 1991

Chris Perry leads Colonial by 1 shot

Chris Perry shot a 5-under 65 yesterday to take the lead in the Southwestern Bell Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas.

Perry, the son of former major-league pitcher Jim Perry, is at 131, one shot ahead of Wayne Levi, Stan Utley, Gene Sauers and Keith Clearwater.

Mark Calcavecchia, seeking his first victory since the 1989 British Open, scrambled to a 68.

He was tied, two strokes off the lead, with Loren Roberts and Fred Funk, a former coach at the University of Maryland who had shared the first-round lead with Calcavecchia and Peter Persons.

* Deb Richard shot a second-round 67 for a three-shot lead over first-round leader Martha Foyer and Ayako Okamoto of Japan at the LPGA Corning (N.Y.) Classic.

* Jim Ferree, a winner just twice in a professional career that began in 1956, birdied three of his final four holes for a 5-under-par 67 and the first-round lead of the $550,000 Bell Atlantic Classic in Malvern, Pa.

College football

Auburn coach Pat Dye was listed in satisfactory condition at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after undergoing a three-hour operation aimed at reducing the blood supply and pressure on his spleen.

* Two Georgia Tech players, including last year's leading rusher, William Bell, were arrested by campus security and charged with four counts of possession of stolen merchandise. A school official said the merchandise was school books.

Arrested with Bell was sophomore James Reese, who saw limited duty on Tech's unbeaten 1990 team.


An Argentine federal judge has received a medical report indicating that suspended star Diego Maradona is physically addicted to cocaine, the news agency Diarios y Noticias said. The agency cited court sources as saying, however, that drug possession and distribution charges pending against Maradona could be dropped if he successfully completes a court-approved drug treatment program.


Jesse Benavides (33-1) scored a unanimous 12-round decision over Orlando Fernandez (19-5) in a World Boxing Organization junior featherweight championship fight in Corpus Christi, Texas.

* Mike Tyson's fired trainer has been given the go-ahead to reinstate a $10 million lawsuit against the former heavyweight champion.

The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Con Cholakis in Albany, N.Y., reverses an earlier decision that threw out Kevin Rooney's suit claiming he is entitled to 10 percent of Tyson's winnings as long as he is a professional boxer.


National Hockey League president John Ziegler spoke this week with Rep. Gerry Sikorski, D-Minn., who is urging congressional legislation against pay-per-view cable telecasts of championship-round play of major sports tournaments.

The Minnesota North Stars are selling their home games, including Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight, for $12.95 per home. Sikorski, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said pro leagues might find their antitrust privileges under closer examination if the trend continues.


John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, who skipped the French Open last year, drew tough opening-round opponents for the Grand Slam event that will begin Monday.

McEnroe, playing the French Open for the first time since 1988, will meet the Soviet Union's Andrei Cherkasov, ranked 17th in the world. Lendl, who passed up the tournament last year, will open his bid for a fourth French Open title against Martin Jaite of Argentina.

Top-seeded Stefan Edberg, who was eliminated in the first round last year, aggravated a thigh injury yesterday. His status is uncertain.

* Top-seeded Judith Wiesner of Austria and second-seeded Lori McNeil were upset in the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg (France) Open by Australian Rachel McQuillan and Australian Ann Minter, respectively.


Andy Bruce, Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and Georgia Tech teammate Darren Bragg were released on $500 bond in Tallahassee, Fla., after being jailed briefly on two felony burglary charges.

Bruce, who has hit 22 home runs with 96 RBI, and Bragg, were arrested about 6:30 a.m. after police found stolen entertainment appliances in Bruce's motel room, police said.


John Mazza will need to win just one game in the stepladder finals of the of the Celebrity Denver Open today to secure his third Professional Bowlers Association title. Also in competition, second through fifth, are Parker Bohn III, Curtis Odom, Bryan Goebel and Mike Shady.

Pro football

Former Denver Bronco Gerald Perry was sentenced to 75 days in jail in Littleton, Colo., Thursday and began serving the sentence only hours later after admitting that he sexually assaulted the fiancee of a teammate.

Carmen Santiago, fiancee of former Bronco Orson Mobley, watched as Perry pleaded guilty to misdemeanor third-degree sexual assault.

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