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December 10, 1991

Heart trouble may keep Uzelac from bowl game

Ohio State may be without its offensive coordinator for the second year in a row as it prepares for a bowl game.

Radio station WBNS-AM reported yesterday that offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Elliot Uzelac, a former Navy head coach, would not make Ohio State's trip to the Hall of Fame Bowl because of heart problems. The station did not identify its source.

Ohio State plays Syracuse in the Hall of Fame Bowl on Jan. 1 at Tampa, Fla.

* Illinois football coach John Mackovic appears to be the leading candidate to succeed David McWilliams as Texas' next football coach and could be interviewed for the job as early as today, it was reported by the Austin American-Statesman and Dallas Morning News.

College basketball

The NCAA revoked a season of eligibility for University of Texas forward Dexter Cambridge for committing a rules violation that affected his amateur status.

Cambridge, a senior who leads Texas in scoring and rebounding, will not play again for the Longhorns unless he either wins his appeal to the NCAA Eligibility Committee or is successful with a lawsuit he filed last month against the university, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Tennis

The Grand Slam Cup will be missing Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi when the $6 million tournament begins today. And it may be missing Boris Becker, too.

Becker is doubtful after a stomach virus forced him to forfeit the European Community Championship final Sunday against Aaron Krickstein. Becker refused to play in the first tournament last year, angering German fans and officials. He called prize money obscene.

* Reed Cordish and Claude England won the Maryland Men's Invitational Doubles Championship at Cross Keys by defeating Greg O'Connor and Tony Torlina, 6-4, 7-6.

Golf

Mike Standly fired a 68 for a three-shot victory in the PGA Qualifying Tournament, leading a group of 48 players who earned Tour cards for 1992.

Standly finished at 17-under-par 412 in the six-round tournament at the Grenelefe Resort & Conference Center at Haines City, Fla. Donnie Hammond, a native of Frederick, qualified with 421. Carl Cooper was second at 415 after a 68, two shots ahead of Tom Byrum (66), Kelly Gibson (69) and Sonny Skinner (71).

Speed skating

A German ice maker says speed-skating events at the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France, could be marred by inferior ice because of a flaw in the refrigeration plant for the outdoor Olympic Oval.

Ernst Eidloth, ice maker at the track in Inzell, Germany, said this week the rink's design makes it impossible to reset the thermostat to adjust the ice to outdoor temperatures. Officials have been struggling to correct the problem since problems at a World Cup event last February. The Canadian men's team refused to compete when sand began to show through the ice.

Semipro football

Quarterback Ron Meehan of the Baltimore Bears has been named American Football Association MVP. Meehan led the Bears to the Mason-Dixon League championship, completing 158 of 284 passes for 2,081 yards and 24 touchdowns. The

Bears' Ken Coldwell was named the AFA's general manager of '' the Year.

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