Wiseman reaches Seattle stepladder
Bowler Danny Wiseman of Dundalk qualified last night for the Seattle Open stepladder finals. Wiseman was fifth, with a 42-game pin-fall total of 9,648.
To win the $125,000 Professional Bowlers Association's event today, he has to win four games -- against Curtis Odom (9,659), Del Ballard Jr. (9,666), Eric Forkel (9,686) and top qualifier Dave Ferraro (9,901).
The Washington Redskins and their insurance carrier have appealed a workers' compensation award made last month to former quarterback Doug Williams, according to a story in yesterday's editions of The Washington Post.
Williams, whose pro football career was ended by a back injury sustained in 1989, was awarded a benefits package that could be worth nearly $1 million over the rest of his life.
However, the NFL club and the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. have argued in their appeal that the ultimate value of Williams' benefits package should be reduced because his injury occurred near the anticipated end of his career.
* Nearly two years after he was charged with violating drug laws, Cleveland Browns running back Kevin Mack has been granted early release from probation by Cuyahoga (Ohio) County Common Pleas Judge Richard J. McMonagle.
Mack served one month in prison in 1989 after being convicted on a charge of using crack cocaine.
Track and field
Hollis Conway, Olympic high jump silver medalist, leads a U.S. track and field team devoid of stars, according to the roster announced for the Pan American Games in August in Havana. Conway is the only athlete on the 96-member U.S. team who was ranked No. 1 in the world in his event last year.
* Leroy Burrell, the new 100-meters world-record holder, will not race teammate Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson in their 100-meter showdown at Lille, France, Burrell's coach, Tom Tellez, said.
Organizers of the July 1 grand prix meet in Lille had said this week that Burrell would be a part of the first clash between Lewis and Johnson since Johnson's positive steroid test at the 1988 Olympics cost the Canadian a gold medal.
Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears set a single-lap record on the way to capturing the provisional pole for tomorrow's Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200 Indy-car race in Portland, Ore. Mears lapped the 1.922-mile Portland International Raceway road course at 122.242 mph in his Penske Chevrolet.
Meanwhile, car owner Robert J. Tezak said 1990 Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk could lose his ride with the Granatelli Racing Team after tomorrow's race because of the failure to attract major sponsorship.
* Michael Waltrip earned his second career pole, taking the top qualifying spot for tomorrow's Miller Genuine Draft 400 NASCAR stock car race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
Waltrip turned a lap of 174.351 mph in a Pontiac Grand Prix to beat runner-up Geoff Bodine's 173.636 in a Ford Thunderbird.
A collector paid $5,000 for a Nolan Ryan baseball card in Chicago, outlasting about 500 bidders and closing a yearlong battle between a shop owner and a 13-year-old collector.
The money is to go to charity, under the out-of-court agreement that settled the dispute.
Bryan Wrzesinski of Addison, Ill., bought the 1968 rookie card for $12 in April 1990 from an inexperienced sales clerk. Shop owner Joe Irmen said the card was marked $1,200 and filed a lawsuit seeking to recover the card or the $1,188 difference.
Mark Spitz failed to qualify for the finals of the 100-meter butterfly event at the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, Calif. Spitz, 41, clocked 58.93 seconds, finishing second in his heat and 26th overall.
Season homers by career 500-homer hitters at age 40:
Player .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Homers
Ted Williams .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 26
Hank Aaron .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 20
Willie Mays .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 18
Reggie Jackson .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 15
Willie McCovey .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 12
Mike Schmidt .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12
Babe Ruth .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 6
Ernie Banks .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... 3
Frank Robinson .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... 3
Note: Five players with 500 career HRs retired before age 40
Source: Sports Features Syndicate State commissions in Arizona and Nevada are reconsidering policies on 6-ounce gloves.
Both states and Iowa have waived glove-weight requirements in the past to accommodate the International Boxing Federation, which allows boxers to use the 6-ounce gloves in weight divisions under 127 pounds.
The gloves are 2 ounces lighter than those required by other associations because they have less padding. Six-ounce gloves are under scrutiny because of the head injuries suffered Saturday by Kid Akeem Anifowoshe.
Hungary recaptured the saber team title at the World Fencing Championships by defeating the Soviet Union, 9-5, in the final in Budapest, Hungary.