Cancer-stricken Farr sues 2 doctorsPro golfer Heather...

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July 05, 1991

Cancer-stricken Farr sues 2 doctors

Pro golfer Heather Farr, still recovering from skull surgery last month, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that two physicians misdiagnosed her breast cancer in 1989.

Attorney Charles Brewer filed the suit on behalf of the Phoenix resident in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday against Drs. Gordon Davis and Luiz S. Lisboa, both of Phoenix.

* Scotsman Sandy Stephen shot a 7-under-par 62 and took a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Monte Carlo Open in Monaco.

* Mattias Herrstrom, a 12-year-old Swedish boy, swung himself into history when he made two holes-in-one in the same round on an 18-hole golf course in Stockholm, Sweden.

Motor sports

Sterling Marlin won the pole with the fastest lap in Pepsi 400 qualifying in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The pole is Marlin's first in a Winston Cup race. Tomorrow, he'll try to end a 15-year, 204-race winless streak, fourth-longest on the circuit.

* David Donner won the open wheel class in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colo., posting the fastest time of the day.

Rod Millen won the open class, bettering the old standard by more than a minute during the 69th running of the race up the 14,110-foot mountain.

Donner's time of 11 hours, 12.42 minutes was 11 seconds shy of the mark set two years ago by his brother, the late Robert Donner III.

Tennis

James Van Alen, who helped modernize tennis with his invention of the tie-breaker in 1958, died Wednesday after falling off a terrace at his home in Newport, R.I. He was 88.

Van Alen founded the International Tennis Hall of Fame in his hometown.

Cycling

Jonas Carney and Shari Rodgers won criterium titles at the U.S. Senior National Cycling Championships in Salt Lake City.

Bowling

Ricky Ward won seven of eight matches to remain the leader through four rounds of the $130,000 PBA El Paso (Texas) Open with 6,386 pins. Mark Bowers of Aberdeen is 20th with 5,809 pins.

Running

Ed Eyestone became the first American since 1982 to win the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. Eyestone's time of 28:34 was 38 seconds off the course record.

Pro basketball

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan cut his left eyelid during an exhibition game. He was treated and released in the emergency room of Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., but a nursing supervisor there wouldn't say whether Jordan required stitches to close the cut.

* The Dallas Mavericks say they, and not the NBA, will deal with a case involving Derek Harper. Harper was arrested Friday in Louisiana on a charge possession of marijuana and is free on $5,000 bond.

* The Philadelphia 76ers, who have a $1.3 million salary slot open for a center, will not sign Moses Malone, Jack Sikma or Bill Cartwright, according to owner Harold Katz.

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