Tarpley requests to see drug counselor
Dallas Mavericks forward Roy Tarpley requested a meeting with counselors yesterday at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Houston where he is an outpatient.
Tarpley, who has twice violated NBA drug-abuse rules, missed a team practice and dinner Sunday saying he was ill, but he did not attend practice long enough to allow team doctors and trainers to examine him. Yesterday morning, Tarpley reported to practice but left early without explanation.
Tarpley could not be reached, but his lawyer, Dallas attorney Jay Ethington, said: "I can assure you it is a non-drug-related personal matter. He's going to see his drug counselors simply because he enjoys a real good emotional relationship with them."
* Lloyd Daniels will concentrate on his drug-rehabilitation
program before being given a tryout with the Atlanta Hawks, general manager Pete Babcock said.
Babcock met with the former New York high school basketball star and his rehabilitation counselors Friday in Houston, where the decision was made to delay Daniels' entry into the NBA for at least a few months. Daniels, who played for the Miami Tropics of the U.S. Basketball League this summer, likely will play with a team during the winter to keep his skills sharp, Babcock said.
Dulaney junior Amanda White set a course record at Hereford High School, completing the three-mile race in 17 minutes, 40.7 seconds. The record had been 18:25.
White posted her best time of the season, 17:34, at Harford Community College on Saturday.
* Lynn Jennings pulled away from 1991 Boston Marathon champion Wanda Panfil of Poland just after the three-mile mark and went on to win the Tufts 10-kilometer Road Race in Boston.
It was her third straight victory in the event, and fourth overall. Jennings, of Newmarket, N.H., was timed in 32 minutes, 12 seconds, her second-fastest time in nine appearances on the course.
Track and field
The president of track and field's world governing body outlined steps yesterday that South Africa could take to break its isolation from world athletics.
Primo Nebiolo, head of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, said the IAAF would welcome participation of South African athletes in IAAF-sanctioned competition if its federation was united. South Africa has been banned from international competition because of its policy of apartheid.
Kevin Levrone, 26, of Glen Burnie recently won the National Physique Committee's national heavyweight title in a competition held in Pittsburgh.