Terps stop No. 13 Tech with 9th-inning run
Maryland's Scott Olson doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth yesterday, giving the Terps a 6-5 victory over No. 13 Georgia Tech in College Park.
Olson went 3-for-4, also hitting a home run for Maryland (7-11-1, 4-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference). Georgia Tech (24-2) suffered its first ACC loss in five conference games.
Anyone who paid cash for a ticket to the May 30 game between the United States National team and Ireland at RFK Stadium before today is eligible for the priority World Cup ticket list announced by the Washington Regional organizers. "All they have to do is make a photo copy of all the tickets they have bought and send that to us, with their names and addresses," said Emilio Pozzi, game direct or for the May 30 match. "We will know, by the number on the ticket, that they are among the first 20,000 and their names will be put on our list."
Those photocopying their tickets should send the copies to: Emilio Pozzi, Game Director, World Cup Washington Region 1994, 1901 L Street, N.W., Suite 804, Washington, D.C., 20036.
However, from today on, the priority list will include only those who call World Cup Washington at (202) 544-6567 for order forms, those who order tickets through TicketMaster phone charge (410) 481-SEAT or those who order by mail order through local associations. In Maryland, those associations are the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, the Maryland State Soccer Association (seniors and amateurs) and their affiliate leagues and clubs.
* Chris Henderson and Mike Lapper scored second-half goals, and the United States beat Mexico, 2-1, in Mexico City, as the final round of Olympic soccer qualifying began. The United States, Mexico, Canada and Honduras are playing in a round-robin group to determine the two teams that qualify for the Barcelona Games from the North and Central American and Caribbean region.
Harwood native Terry Hutchinson, a newcomer to match racing, was in a four-way tie for first place in the 26th Congressional Cup match racing regatta at the Long Beach (Calif.) Yacht Club. Hutchinson, a two-time College Sailor of the Year and holder of many important championship titles, earned the right to compete in the Congressional Cup with a win late last year in the Ficker Cup regatta, his first try at match racing.
In Long Beach, sailing in a fleet of identical Catalina 37s, he defeated all but French America's Cup sailor Bertrand Pace and Spanish America's Cup skipper Pedro Campos during the three-day series, and was 7-2 at the end of yesterday's final contest, as were Campos, Pace, and Soling Olympic gold medalist Robbie Haines of Newport Beach, Calif.
Olympic champions Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko led Commonwealth of Independent States to the 1-2-3 positions by winning the compulsory portion of the ice dancing at the World Figure Skating Championships in Oakland, Calif. Maia Usova and Alexander Zhulin, Olympic bronze medalists, were second after compulsories, worth 20 percent of the total score.
Oksana Gritschuk and Evgeni Platov were third.
Hakeem Olajuwon and his agent, Leonard Amato, filed a grievance against the Houston Rockets for suspending the six-time All-Star for refusing to play after being given medical clearance. The Rockets suspended Olajuwon on Monday for refusing to suit up after doctors gave him clearance to play. Olajuwon says he can't play; the Rockets say Olajuwon is faking a hamstring injury as leverage in a bid for a new contract.
An agreement was reached between the union representing field staff officials and the PGA Tour on the eve of the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Fla. The officials, who conduct day-to-day operation of tour events, had threatened to strike at midnight last night unless their demands for an improved economic package were met.
Former New York Knicks coach Stu Jackson was hired as Wisconsin coach, taking over a program that has had only one winning season in the past 12 seasons. Jackson, 36, whose head coaching experience consists of just over one season with the Knicks, replaces Steve Yoder, who resigned effective April 1, when athletic director Pat Richter refused to extend his contract beyond next season. The Capital Times in Madison reported Jackson agreed to a five-year contract valued at $275,000 per year.
Ray Mancini and Greg Haugen, former lightweight champions, have put their money where their fists are by making a $50,000 side bet for their April 3 fight. Continuous bad mouthing of each other during promotional stops for their 12-round fight at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada led to the wager, Mancini said. Both fighters are guaranteed $500,000. The winner now will receive $550,000 and the loser $450,000.
* Promoter Murad Muhammad agreed to pay $25,000 in a settlement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission over his actions after a fight last March between Donovan "Razor" Ruddock and Mike Tyson. The commission took action against Muhammad for storming into the ring and precipitating a brawl after referee Richard Steele moved in to stop the fight between Ruddock and Tyson.