SuperSonics' Dailey is hospitalized
Seattle SuperSonics guard Quintin Dailey has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of a disorder that can produce hyperactivity and mood swings, club officials said.
Dailey (Cardinal Gibbons) missed the first day of training camp Friday with the approval of coach K.C. Jones and club president Bob Whitsitt.
Dailey, 30, has been admitted to Woodview-Calabasas Hospital in Calabasas, Calif., for treatment of adult residual attention deficit disorder and will stay at least two weeks, the team said.
ZTC Attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is more commonly found in children. It leads to hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, short attention spans and mood swings, said Dr. Ron Jones, an Olympia (Wash.) doctor.
The disorder is linked to a shortage of dopamine, a neurotransmitter, in the attention control area of the brain, Jones said. He said the ailment can be treated with medication and by teaching "coping skills."
The Sonics said in a statement that the hospitalization was not drug-related.
Pernell Whitaker successfully defended his undisputed lightweight title with a bruising 12-round decision over former featherweight champion Jorge Paez. Whitaker bloodied Paez when the two clashed heads in the sixth round and dominated much of the fight to win a unanimous decision in Reno, Nev.
Judge Keith Macdonald had Whitaker winning, 116-110, while Chuck Giampa had him ahead, 115-111, and Patricia Jarman scored it 115-112. The Associated Press had Whitaker winning, 117-109.
* Kim Yong-Kang of South Korea successfully defended his World Boxing Association flyweight title by winning a unanimous decision over Leo Gamez of Venezuela in Seoul, South Korea. The defense was the first for Kim since he took the title from Elvis Alvarez of Colombia in June. Kim in 24-3. Gamez is 20-3.
* Los Angeles police have identified the victim of a gang-related shooting as the 17-year-old son of former boxing champion Bobby Chacon. Bobby Chacon Jr., known to his friends as Chico, died in a parking lot of a Montgomery Ward store in the suburban Panorama City Center mall, police said Friday.
American Meg Mallon took a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Daikyo World Championship of Women's Golf in Cairns, Australia.
Mallon was the only player to shoot a sub-par round on the par-73, 6,358-yard course. She shot a 1-under-par 72 for a total of 145. Another American, first-round leader Danielle Ammaccapane, was second at 147 after a 78. Jane Geddes, also of the United States, was third at 149 after a 76.
* Nick Faldo of England shot a 5-under-67 and took the third-round lead in the German Masters in Stuttgart with a 205 total. Mike Harwood of Australia matched the course record with a 62 and moved into a four-way tie for second with Bernhard Langer of Germany, Jose-Maria Olazabal of Spain and Steven Richardson of England. They are two strokes behind Faldo. Seve Ballesteros was six strokes off the pace after a 70.
Cornerback A.J. Johnson of the Washington Redskins, who missed the first five games of the season with a dislocated wrist, was activated yesterday for today's game against the Chicago Bears. To make room for Johnson on the roster, the Redskins put wide receiver/kick returner Joe Johnson on injured reserve with what they said was a wrist injury.
* Sonia Glover of North Charleston, S.C., filed a paternity lawsuit five months ago that claims New York Giants running back Dave Meggett is the father of her two children, the New York Daily News reported yesterday.
The report said that Glover and Meggett (Towson State) dated while both were in high school in 1980.
Meggett, who's the unmarried father of a year-old son who lives outside Baltimore with the child's mother, denied Glover's claims.
Top seed Stefan Edberg won a 2-hour, 28-minute match with Goran Ivanisevic and advanced to the final of the Australian Indoor in Sydney. Edberg outlasted Ivanisevic, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5), after a tense struggle between two of the most powerful serve-and-volley players on the international circuit.
Edberg will face ninth seed American Brad Gilbert in today's final. Gilbert rallied to beat Pete Sampras, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, in another battle that lasted 2:07.
* Top-seeded Steffi Graf overpowered Barbara Paulus of Austria, 6-1, 6-1, in 37 minutes in the semifinals of the Leipzig International. Third-seeded Jana Novotna of Czechoslovakia won the other semifinal, beating Spain's Arantxa Sanchez, 6-3, 6-2, and will play Graf for the title today.
* Unseeded Amos Mansdorf of Israel upset Aleksander Volkov, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1, in the semifinals of the Toulouse Grand Prix, and will play top-seeded Guy Forget for the title. Forget beat Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands, 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4, in a match that lasted more than two hours.