NBC's Marv Albert will be host of "Sports Forum" tonight at 5 on WITH (1230 AM). Albert's son, Kenny, the voice of the Baltimore Skipjacks, is one of the show's regular hosts.
Cal Ripken Jr. and his family will be guests at a governor's reception Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the State House in Annapolis. Gov. William Donald Schaefer is expected to issue a proclamation naming the Baltimore Orioles shortstop and American League MVP "Marylander of the Year."
* George Steinbrenner confirmed that there has been movement to dispose of the two lawsuits brought against baseball by New York Yankees associates, further indicating that Steinbrenner is hoping to meet with commissioner Fay Vincent by next week to discuss his possible return.
Though Steinbrenner said the lawsuits "are still out there," he agreed with the comments Vincent made Wednesday when the commissioner said he expected the lawsuits to be rescinded soon. Vincent has refused to have any substantive discussions with the former managing general partner of the Yankees until the lawsuits are renounced.
Joan Benoit Samuelson, 34, winner of the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984, said she would seek a spot on the 10,000-meter team, not the marathon team.
"I don't think I can beat Lynn Jennings in the 10,000-meter trials, but I think I can get a spot on the team," Samuelson said.
The first three finishers at the trials earn berths on the team.