UNLV's leading scorer has fast-food run-inJ.R. Rider, the...

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January 28, 1992

UNLV's leading scorer has fast-food run-in

J.R. Rider, the leading scorer on the Nevada-Las Vegas basketball team, faces charges of obstructing a police officer following an incident at a fast-food restaurant in Las Vegas on Friday.

According to a police report, Rider refused police orders to remain still and finally was handcuffed and arrested. He was booked for investigation of obstructing a police officer and released after posting $200 bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

* Syracuse center Conrad McRae is suing the NCAA for $1.35 million, claiming the organization caused him mental anguish and loss of television exposure during his eligibility battle, his lawyer said.

The original complaint did not seek monetary damages, and since McRae has had his eligibility restored, it was necessary to file the motion to amend, Eric Alderman, McRae's attorney, said.

Boxing

World Boxing Council mini flyweight champion Humberto "Chiquita" Gonzalez successfully defended his title, scoring a unanimous 12-round decision over No. 1 contender Domingo Sosa.

Running

A 25-year-old runner died several hours after collapsing as he approached the finish line at the Houston Marathon.

The Houston man, whose name was not released, died Sunday night after being taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. The man, who had run in past marathons, went into cardiac arrest after collapsing near the finish line.

College basketball

South Carolina forward Joe Rhett says his basketball career does not appear to be in jeopardy despite his recent collapse during a game against Mississippi State.

Rhett, who plays with a pacemaker in his heart, collapsed in the second half of Saturday night's game against Mississippi State. He had been expected to be hospitalized for up to three days, but said he will undergo one more series of tests today as an outpatient.

College football

Texas A&M will face Stanford on Aug. 26 in the 1992 Disneyland Pigskin Classic. Bill Walsh will resume his college coaching career when his Cardinal play the game at Anaheim Stadium.

Auto racing

A.J. Foyt, who came back last year from serious foot and leg injuries for what he said was going to be his final season behind the wheel, has decided he's not ready to call it a career.

Foyt, 56, is entered in the Feb. 16 Daytona 500 and says he might also race in May in a record 35th consecutive Indianapolis 500. What probably could be called another comeback will start Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, where Foyt will race in the stock car division of the Copper World Classic.

Tennis

Chris Evert, Zina Garrison, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles and Pam Shriver have been named finalists for the inaugural Family Circle Magazine Cup "Player Who Makes A Difference" Award for 1992.

College wrestling

Dante Smith of Morgan State (126 pounds) and Bill Mallory of Navy (190 pounds) won titles, and Robert Carradine of Coppin State (134) and William Anderson of Morgan State (158) were losing finalists in the annual Mid-Eastern Atlantic Nationals open wrestling tournament at Coppin State during the weekend. More than 180 participated in the individual competition.

Skiing

Carole Merle of France won her third consecutive World Cup '' giant slalom, and for the fourth time, Italy's Deborah Compagnoni finished second.

Merle, who was tied with Compagnoni after the first run, had the fastest second run on a fog-shrouded course at Morzine, France in the last World Cup giant slalom before the Olympics.

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