Jeff Maggert spiced his second straight 7-under-par 65 with ** an eagle and six birdies and took a four-shot lead after two rounds of the $800,000 Independent Insurance Agent Open yesterday at The Woodlands, Texas.
Maggert's round over his home course gave him a 36-hole tournament record of 14-under-par 130 and a comfortable lead over Duffy Waldorf and Billy Ray Brown.
* Miller Barber overcame an attack of asthma on the 18th hole to save par in a round of 66 and secure a share of the Security Pacific Senior Classic lead in Los Angeles with non-winner Dan Morgan, Chi Chi Rodriguez and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie.
"I have allergies and something hit me," said Barber, 60, who carried three inhalers with him and will take medication before today's second round. "I couldn't breathe. I almost thought I was going to faint there for a minute."
A national association of professors has presented a reform plan for intercollegiate athletics that urges that athletes be treated more like students who don't play on sports teams.
Included in the 10-point package revealed yesterday by the American Association of University Professors is a proposal that athletes only receive need-based financial aid, that universities use comparable admission standards to admit athletes and other students and that freshman athletes be ineligible to play on varsity teams.
Navy (11-4 overall, 5-1 in the Patriot League) took a three-goal lead in the first half and held on for a 3-1 victory against Army (5-4-3, 3-2-1) in front of 1,851 at Dewey Field. Rich Bassi (Annapolis High) scored the first goal for Navy.
Panorama City, Calif., police have arrested three suspected gang members, including Rene Gomez Gallegos, 18, in connection with the killing of the son of Bobby Chacon, former World Boxing Council featherweight and junior lightweight champion.
Peter Isler of the United States won 14 straight races to finish the first two round robins with the most points at the Mazda World Championship of Match Race Sailing off Hamilton, Bermuda.
Isler will be joined in the best-of-seven semifinals by Japan's Chris Dickson, New Zealand's Russell Coutts and France's Marc Bouet.
Don Prudhomme unseated Joe Amato as the No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel class at the Winston Finals in Pomona, Calif., the final event of the 18-race National Hot Rod Association season.
Al Hofmann of Umatilla, Fla., took over the top position in Funny Car, and Scott Geoffrion of Huntington Beach, Calif., moved ahead in Pro Stock.
Two more qualifying runs are set for today, with eliminations tomorrow.
Ivan Lendl has dropped out of next week's $2 million Paris Open ATP because of a groin injury, organizers said.
Lendl, ranked fifth in the world, and Andre Agassi, ranked eighth, will be the only top 10 players to miss the tournament, which starts Monday.
* Top seed Stefan Edberg and defending champion Boris Becker advanced to the semifinals of the Stockholm (Sweden) Open.
Edberg beat Richie Reneberg, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, in a struggle between serve-and-volley players, and Becker, ranked No. 2 in the world behind Edberg, beat 1990 U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras, 7-5, 7-5.
Top seed Steffi Graf beat Lori McNeil, 7-5, 6-2, and advanced to the semifinals of the Midlands Bank Championship indoor tournament in Brighton, England, but second seed Katerina Maleeva was ousted by unseeded Catarina Lindqvist, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).