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June 12, 1991

Spurs allow Larry Brown to interview with South Carolina

The San Antonio Spurs have given coach Larry Brown permission to talk with South Carolina officials, and Brown said he may decide today whether to interview for the college job.

Spurs owner Red McCombs gave Brown permission Monday for the interview. Brown has two years remaining on his $3.5 million contract with the NBA team.

"They obviously want to talk to me, and I want to get this over with in the next day or two," Brown said yesterday. "I will go and meet with them in the next day or two."

Brown's two daughters live in Charlotte, N.C., an hour from Columbia.

* A Clemson basketball player was charged with unauthorized use of a telephone credit card.

Andre Bovain, a sophomore from Columbia, S.C., allegedly billed long-distance charges totaling less than $1,000 to telephone credit cards not assigned to him and without permission, Clemson, S.C., police said.

Bovain averaged 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds for the Tigers as a freshman.

* University of Arizona basketball player Khalid Reeves has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, Tucson, Ariz., authorities said.

Reeves, a guard, averaged 9.1 points in 35 games as a freshman.

* A University of Nevada regent says he will seek legal action to prevent Richard "The Fixer" Perry from associating with Nevada-Las Vegas athletes.

Joe Foley says he wants the Perry issue on the agenda when the regents meet this month.

College football

Three Navy juniors -- wide receiver Rob Holmberg, defensive back Darrell Graham and running back Ivan Bullard -- have left the Naval Academy.

Holmberg resigned for personal reasons. Graham and Bullard submitted resignations based on academic reasons.

Broadcasting

ABC radio announcer Howard Cosell underwent a three-hour operation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Monday for removal of a malignant tumor from his chest, a source told The Associated Press.

Cosell, 73, who was hospitalized under a pseudonym, was released yesterday, according to the source, who said doctors are trying to determine a method of treatment.

Swimming

The Soviet Union's Vasily Ivanov equaled the men's world 100-meter breast-stroke record with a time of 1 minute, 1.45 seconds in Moscow. Ivanov matched the record set by Hungarian Norbert Rosza Jan. 7.

Tennis

An attorney for Martina Navratilova has filed a motion to have his legal adversary removed from a case in which the player is being sued by her former companion.

Attorney Mike McCurley of Dallas charged Monday that Judy Nelson's lawyer, Jerry Loftin of Fort Worth, Texas, once represented Navratilova and her former companion simultaneously.

* Navratilova and Steffi Graf will play doubles at the U.S. Open, according to Pam Shriver in an interview in the June issue of World Tennis magazine.

Shriver, a Lutherville resident who missed Wimbledon in 1990 due to a shoulder injury, called herself this year's dark horse. "I've won more tournaments on grass than on any other surface," she said.

* Michael Chang won his second-round match at the Queens Club tournament in London, making up a 0-3 deficit and beating Britain's Danny Sapsford, 6-3, 6-3.

Sweden's Mats Wilander lost, 6-4, 6-4, in the opening round to Germany's Patrik Kuhnen and suffered a knee injury of undetermined severity.

* Jimmy Arias, the only American in the field, needed three sets to defeat Portugal's Nuno Marques, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, in the opening round of the Florence (Italy) ATP tournament.

* Brenda Schultz of the Netherlands eliminated 10th seed Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, 6-4, 6-1, in a women's grass-court tournament in Edgbaston, England, that was forced indoors by rain.

* Andrei Olhovskiy of the Soviet Union beat top seed Guy Forget, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, at the Continental Grass Court Trophy tournament in Rosmalen, Netherlands.

Golf

Andrea Kraus of Woodholme Country Club, who won her fourth Women's Metropolitan title last week, shot a 1-under-par 73 at Hunt Valley Golf Club to account for one low gross in a weekly Women's Golf Association split-field program.

Joan Lins of Turf Valley CC had an 82 to lead a group at th Suburban Club. Ethel Davis of Chartwell highlighted the course's play with a hole-in-one, using a 4-iron at the 140-yard No. 6.

Boxing

The Virginia state boxing commissioner said videotapes of Mark Gastineau's quick knockout of Derrick Dukes on Sunday in Roanoke convinced him that the former New York Jets defensive end landed a solid blow.

Doug Beavers made the comment after columnist Jay Mariotti of The National reported that Dukes said he had been paid to "flop." Dukes denied making that statement.

* Promoter Dan Duva, with a purse bid of $51,101,000, won the right to promote the Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson heavyweight championship fight.

Duva's Main Events topped six other promoters in purse bids held yesterday by the International Boxing Federation for

Holyfield's mandatory defense.

Don King, Tyson's promoter, did not submit a bid and said Monday that Tyson no longer considers the IBF a player in the boxing world because it recognizes South African fighters.

Track and field

A federal appeals court ordered a U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to dismiss Olympic 400-meter world record-holder Butch Reynolds' lawsuit against the national governing body of track and field.

Reynolds, the 1988 Olympic silver medalist, is challenging The Athletic Congress' action in suspending him from competition based on a positive test for steroids after a meet in August in Monte Carlo.

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