Uzelac in hospital after chest pains

Sports briefly

August 30, 1991

Former Navy football coach Elliot Uzelac was hospitalized yesterday when he experienced chest pains after the morning practice, said Steve Snapp, Ohio State's sports information director.

Uzelac, 49, the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator, was taken to University Hospital in Columbus about 10:30 a.m. and underwent an angioplasty -- a procedure to clear a blocked artery. He was admitted to the hospital, Snapp said. The hospital declined to disclose his condition last night.

Uzelac under went the same procedure in July, Snapp said, adding that he did not know whether the latest illness was stress-related.

On Friday, Robert Smith, the Big Ten Conference's Freshman of the Year last season, quit the team and asked for the removal of head coach John Cooper and Uzelac, charging them with a disregard for academics and player safety.

John Lombardo, a team physician, said Uzelac has a history of coronary artery disease.

Lombardo said Uzelac was following a prescribed walk-run exercise program outside, where temperatures reached the 90s yesterday, when the pains began.


Former heavyweight champion George Foreman will fight next in December against an unnamed opponent at a site to be determined, promoter Bob Arum said.

Foreman was scheduled to fight Boone Pultz on Sept. 7 in the Bahamas, but the bout was called off when a knee injury kept Foreman from running and his weight ballooned, Arum said.

* Mike Tyson has not asked to be excused from testifying before a grand jury concerning a rape allegation against him, creating the likelihood the former heavyweight champion will be required to appear.

Lawyers for Tyson didn't file a motion with Marion (Ind.) Superior Court to quash a subpoena requiring him to testify, said Rob Smith, a spokesman for the grand jury. Tyson was scheduled to appear today.

As the target of the investigation, Tyson is not obligated to appear if his lawyers formally seek to have the subpoena quashed.

Smith said Tyson's counsel will have the first hour of the court session today, until 9 a.m., to file the motion or he will be expected to show up.

* Former middleweight champion Michael Nunn was arrested after he struck his girlfriend leaving bruises on her arm, authorities said.

The five-time International Boxing federation title-holder was taken into custody Wednesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at his Agoura Hills home, said Deputy Rafael Estrada.

* Mike McCallum, the World Boxing Association's middleweight champion, outpointed Carlos Cruz in a 10-round, non-title fight in Reno, Nev.


Ralph Bogart of Chevy Chase shot a 1-over-par 73 at the Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond, Va., and, at age 71, became the oldest winner of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association's Senior championship. A field of 55 participated in the 45th-annual event. Del Smith of Brandermill CC in Midlothian, Va., was second with a 74.

* Jack Roberts of Laurel finished with 315-50-265 for 72 holes and claimed first place in one of the 35 flights in the eighth annual World Amateur Handicap Championship being contested by more than 3,300 players on 50 courses in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The flight winners will compete in an 18-hole round today at the Dunes Club, seeking to become the overall handicap champion.

* Ray Hibler, the 1988 champion, and Dave Dennis, the medalist for this year's tournament, earned spots in the finals of the 32nd annual World Senior International tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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