Rader likes idea of managing Yankees
Although the New York Yankees have not told Doug Rader his status, the former California Angels manager knows he has been mentioned as one of the leading candidates to manage the New York club next season. In response to the speculation, Rader told The New York Times yesterday that taking on the job would be a "wonderful" opportunity.
If Yankees general manager Gene Michael cannot lure Lou Piniella away from the Cincinnati Reds, Rader and Hal Lanier, a former Houston Astros manager, are viewed as the top alternatives. Piniella has one year left on a contract that pays him $716,000 next season.
"I have great interest for the simple reason that I have always held the Yankees and their mystique and tradition in high regard," Rader said. "It would be wonderful to be a part of it."
Rader said that he spoke to Michael on Friday, but added that it would be inappropriate to discuss his position in the Yankees' managerial sweepstakes. "I think anything dealing with that has to come from Stick," said Rader, referring to Michael.
The University of Maryland upset seventh-ranked North Carolina, 1-0, in overtime in Chapel Hill, N.C. Maryland's William Neiderhauser scored the only goal of the day with 7 minutes, 39 seconds left in the second overtime when North Carolina's Chris Lynn failed to clear a ball out of the box. Maryland (3-5-3, 1-2-1) has won six of its past seven games against North Carolina (9-3-1, 2-2-0).
* Navy (8-4, 3-1) got two first-half goals from Mike Taylor and shutout goaltending from Doug Williams to beat Patriot League foe Fordham, 2-0, in New York. Taylor's first goal came at 17:40, when he put in a rebound. He followed that with another score almost six minutes later. The shutout was Williams' third of the season.
Terry Minor rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Ron Meehan (Towson State) threw two touchdown passes to lead the Baltimore Bears to a 38-0 victory over the Metro Bulls of Washington in a Mason-Dixon Conference game at Patterson High School.
Minor carried the ball eight times for 64 yards. Meehan, who finished with 115 passing yards, had touchdown passes of 41 yards to Dave Jackson and 40 yards to Chris Drayton. Fab Ferrara scored the Bears' fifth touchdown on 2-yard run. Bill Schmidt kicked a 27-yard field goal.
The Bears (8-2) need one more win to clinch a playoff berth. They will meet the York Lions (0-8) Sunday at Patterson.
Gene Barth, an NFL official for 20 years, died of cancer Friday night at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. Despite his illness, Barth, 61, continued to work through the 1990 season.
Stefan Edberg won his third title in a row, beating Derrick Rostagno, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, at the Seiko Super tournament in Tokyo. Rostagno, who reached the final by beating Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl, slammed 12 aces to only one by Edberg, the world's No. 1 ranked player.
The unseeded pair of Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg defeated top-seeded fellow Americans Scott Davis and David Pate, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), for the men's doubles title.
* Top-seeded Steffi Graf of Germany defeated sixth seed Nathalie Tauziat of France, 6-4, 6-4, to win the European Indoors at Zurich, Switzerland, for the fifth time. Graf rarely was in danger in the 66-minute match, despite an inflamed right wrist that bothered her throughout the tourney.
* Fourth seed Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia defeated Arnaud Boetsch of France, 6-3, 6-4, to win the ATP men's tournament in Berlin for the second time.
* Host Mount St. Mary's won its third consecutive Northeast Conference women's championship over the weekend. Senior Bronwyn Williams (Arundel) won the A singles championship, freshmen Michelle Perry and Jennifer Sheehe captured the B and C singles titles, respectively, and senior Melissa Rothschild won the D flight. The doubles team of Jennifer Hagan and Kate Ryan gave the Mount its fifth title.
* Navy finished fourth at yesterday's ECAC championships after a 4-2 loss to Princeton. Winners for Navy were No. 2 Efren Mojica and No. 3 Chris Thompson. Navy's heavyweight crews registered a clean sweep in the Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia this weekend. Navy's varsity eight won its race in a time of 13:13.5, besting a second Navy, Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple and Georgetown. The second varsity defeated Penn, George Washington and Drexel. Navy finished first and second in the varsity with coxswain race.