TCAH: Moses won't be Olympic bobsledder Former Olympic...

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July 15, 1991

TCAH: Moses won't be Olympic bobsledder Former Olympic hurdles champion Edwin Moses will not be on the 1992 U.S. bobsled team.

Moses, a two-time gold-medal winner in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles, skipped Thursday's U.S. Olympic bobsled push trials without an explanation to officials or teammates. He left Lake Placid and missed a last-chance trial yesterday in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Moses, Los Angeles Raiders receiver Willie Gault and tight end Greg Harrell were edged out for Olympic berths in the team push event Monday. But Moses still had a chance to make the squad in individual push competitions on Thursday and yesterday.

Earning the final Olympic spots yesterday were Karlos Kirby of Clive, Iowa; Joe Sawyer of Denver; and Chris Coleman of Vestal, N.Y.

Pro football

Safety Eric Turner, the second player picked in the NFL draft, signed a four-year, $6 million contract with the Cleveland Browns that includes a record signing bonus of $3.15 million.

Unlike most NFL signing bonuses for first-round picks, none of Turner's money is deferred. He will make salaries of $550,000 in 1991, $600,000 in '92, $700,000 in '93 and $1 million in '94.

Turner, 22, the sixth first-round pick to sign, is represented by Leigh Steinberg, also the agent for No. 1 pick defensive lineman Russell Maryland, who signed with the Dallas Cowboys on April 28 for $8 million over five years.

Turner is expected to replace Felix Wright, who went to the Minnesota Vikings as a Plan B free agent.

* Tight end Zeke Mowatt has agreed to terms with the New York Giants and will report to training camp late tonight or early tomorrow for his second stint with the team, Newsday has learned.

Mowatt, 30, played for the Giants from 1983-89 before signing a Plan B contract with the New England Patriots last season. After a year marred by injury and a locker room incident with Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olson, Mowatt was waived last week despite completing only one year of a two-year contract. He cleared waivers late last week.

Tennis

Mike Castrilli, a Calvert Hall graduate, advanced to the finals of the Maryland State Hardcourt Championships by defeating Howard Hauptman, 6-3, 7-5, at St. Paul's School.

Castrilli will meet the winner of tonight's semifinal between Michael Clark and Tim Johnson in tomorrow's final. Clark defeated Blake Cordish, 6-1, 6-0, in one quarterfinal, and Johnson won when Mike Scherer withdrew with their match tied at one set each.

* Morgan State junior Delise O'Meally won the Baltimore Open women's singles final at Druid Hill Park by defeating Ilene Garter, 6-1, 6-0.

Bowling

Diane Hobbs, 17, of Lansdowne defeated Lauree Simpson of Falls Church, Va., 166-121, in the girls championship of the 14th Youth Duckpin Invitational at Greenway East.

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