Double fault bounces Seles from Lipton field
Top-ranked Monica Seles, who had reached the final in 21 consecutive tournaments, double-faulted on the final point and lost to Jennifer Capriati in yesterday's quarterfinals of the Lipton International Players Championships in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Capriati, ranked sixth, prevailed in a slugfest from the baseline, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Seles, the defending champion, had won 27 straight matches. She had won her three previous tournaments this year and was 19-0 in matches.
In the men's field, ninth-ranked Michael Chang upset No. 4 Pete Sampras, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was described as distraught after his older brother was shot to death early yesterday in a family dispute. Willie Holyfield, 35, was killed by a shotgun blast to the chest, police said. His brother-in-law, Michael Lucas, was charged with murder. The older Holyfield had recently overcome a self-described drinking problem.
Seattle SuperSonics center Benoit Benjamin has a broken a fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand and will be out of action three to four weeks.
* Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery within the next few days on his left knee.
* David Wingate, a former Dunbar star and now a guard with the Washington Bullets, will be the guest speaker at the Cecil-Kirk Recreation Center on April 9 at 4 p.m. Wingate is supporting the Bullets' "Stay In School" Program for inner-city students.
* Indiana coach Bob Knight said his reason for canceling an awards banquet after his fifth-ranked Hoosiers lost to Purdue, 61-59, Sunday had nothing to do with punishing his players. "If I were going to use that as a tool with my players, I would have
added a banquet or two, rather than take one away," he said. "My players are so happy they don't have this banquet. The coaches are happy." The loss cost the Hoosiers a share of the Big Ten title and probably cost them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional. Instead, they were sent to the West, where they are the No. 2 seed.
Junior Bob Mumma tied the UMBC career home run record with No. 31, and the three-run blow highlighted a four-run fourth inning that propelled the Retrievers to a 4-2 win at Richmond. The record was set by Greg Usilton, who played from 1982 to 1985.
* Campbell (9-13) scored single runs in each of the first three innings and beat visiting Towson State (6-3), 4-2, ending the Tigers' four-game winning streak.
* Sophomore Scott Wilson limited Coppin State to two infield singles, as Navy (5-7) routed Coppin State (1-12) in Annapolis, 10-0.
* Sophomore Andrew Miles pitched a one-hitter to lead Mount St. Mary's (3-9) to a 4-1 rain-shortened victory over St. John Fisher.
Sam Wyche and the Cincinnati Bengals have settled their dispute over whether the coach quit or was fired. Though both sides confirmed the settlement, neither would say whether it involves a payment by the Bengals over Wyche's Christmas Eve departure.
Frank F. Carideo, who earned a berth in the College Football Hall of Fame by leading Knute Rockne's last two Notre Dame teams to unbeaten seasons and national titles, died in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was in his 80s.
The U.S. team, playing its first game in Africa, lost to Morocco, 3-1, in Casablanca, the fourth consecutive defeat for the Americans. Hugo Perez scored 13 minutes into the second half, ending a 436-minute scoreless streak for the United States (1-5-1).
Quebec Nordiques president Marcel Aubut was quoted in Canadian newspapers as saying that if NHL players strike before the playoffs, the owners will dock their paychecks by 11 percent next season. Aubut is a member of the owners' negotiating team in the collective bargaining agreement talks.
* Bill Torrey, chairman of the board of the New York Islanders, has been asked by new owners of the club to remain as general manager, but in a diminished role, The New York Times said. "We're talking to him and were waiting for it to be resolved," said Stephen Walsh, who will become one of the team's two co-chairmen if the partial sale of the franchise is approved by the NHL Board of Governors tomorrow.