Don King linked to organized crimeA former FBI agent who...

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October 31, 1991

Don King linked to organized crime

A former FBI agent who conducted a four-year investigation into corruption in boxing said that promoter Don King's name kept surfacing as the probe looked into the role of organized crime in the sport. Joe Spinelli, now the inspector general of New York state, recounted his findings in the Nov. 4 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Spinelli writes that an FBI undercover agent posing as a Latin American drug dealer with money to launder was escorted to King in 1983 by Michael Franzese, a reputed member of the Colombo crime family. Spinelli also charges that former heavyweight champion "Jersey" Joe Walcott, then New Jersey's boxing commissioner, and Bob Lee, then Walcott's deputy and now president of the International Boxing Federation, were caught in conversations taped by the FBI accepting money to approve a New Jersey promoter's license. Walcott and Lee denied the allegation.

College field hockey

Lebanon Valley (13-6-2) ended the title hopes of Johns Hopkins (9-7) when it scored a 4-0 victory in the semifinals of the Middle Atlantic Conference tournament. The winning home team had a 17-4 edge in shots, and Hopkins goalkeeper Alec King was credited with 14 saves.

College football

Salisbury State offensive guard Mark Craemer (Milford Mill), who has been out since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Sept. 14, has decided not to return to the Sea Gulls (1-6), even though he had clearance to play. A fifth-year senior and co-captain, Craemer said he did not want to risk more serious injury to the knee by playing in the final three games.

* Frostburg State fullback Rory McTigue came out of Saturday's 63-14 victory over Bridgewater with an injury to his left knee. McTigue was hit going over the middle on a fake. He will be looked at by team physician Renato Lapidario today. McTigue, a senior from Olney, was averaging 102.9 yards rushing. He had scored 12 touchdowns for Frostburg State (5-2).


Carol Norman defeated Anne Marie Duggan, 195-193, to win the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour's $50,000 Hammer Midwest Open in Rockford, Ill.

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