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April 10, 1992

Knight expels his son from team after arrest

Indiana coach Bob Knight has kicked his son off the basketball team after Patrick Knight's arrest on alcohol-related charges. Patrick Knight, 21, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct at about 1 a.m. Wednesday outside a Bloomington, Ind., bar after he allegedly swore at a police officer.

Knight's father kicked him off the team Wednesday night, team spokesman Gregg Elkin said. Patrick Knight appeared in court Wednesday afternoon for a pretrial hearing, but was released after applying for a diversion program, which allows individuals with no previous arrest record to meet certain probation-like conditions in exchange for charges being dropped.

* The NCAA women's basketball tournament committee wants to enlarge the field by eight teams to 56 next season, according to chairwoman Judith Holland. Holland also indicated that as many as five conferences could receive new automatic bids for their champions and join the 23 leagues that have been guaranteed participation.

* The report of an investigation into Kentucky basketball was declared a public record by the Kentucky state Supreme Court. The court rejected the university's argument that most of its 4,000-page response to charges by the NCAA should remain secret. The ruling came in a lawsuit involving three Kentucky newspapers. Eric Manuel, a former Kentucky player, was an intervener in the case, having sued to prevent disclosure of his academic record.

* Nine members of the Brown women's gymnastics team sued the school, alleging sex discrimination and seeking funding for their team and women's volleyball. Brown, citing a potential $1.6 million deficit this year, eliminated funding for those teams and .. for men's water polo and golf.

Memorabilia

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Four companies marketing baseball trading cards have agreed to end deceptive advertising that led collectors, especially children, to think they could easily find special "signature cards" of top players, New York's Department of Consumer Affairs said. The agency said Major League Marketing Inc. & Score Group, Upper Deck, Leaf and Fleer signed stipulations that they would "clearly and conspicuously disclose" the rather remote odds on finding one of the cards. A fifth card marketer, Topps, signed a similar stipulation last December.

Sailing

Dennis Conner said he would ask a New Zealand boat yard to build his 60-foot entry into the Whitbread Round the World yacht race in September 1993. He said his boat will be named Stars and Stripes and will represent the New York-based USA Yacht Club.

The Whitbread is known as the world's toughest ocean endurance race. It covers approximately 31,975 nautical miles and is divided into six legs. It requires sailing around Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope, and begins and ends in Southampton, England.

Conner said he also would ask New Zealand America's Cup designer Bruce Farr to design his boat, despite the bad feelings generated between the two during the 1988 New Zealand America's Cup challenge.

Soccer

Former Blast goalkeeper Scott Manning, who spent the past eight weeks with the Wichita Wings, signed with the Dallas Sidekicks. Dallas finished second in the Major Soccer League regular season, and was in need of a goalkeeper after an injury to starter Joe Papaleo in the last game of the regular season. The Sidekicks begin their semifinal series against the Cleveland Crunch at Reunion Arena Tuesday.

Papaleo, whose 5.26 goals-against average was second in the league, needs reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Manning, a free agent, signed with Wichita in February. He had a 1-5 record and a 7.11 goals-against average.

Football

Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs has gained an assistant coach and lost an offensive lineman. Guard Russ Grimm, who spent 11 years with the team after being drafted on the third round in 1981, has retired as a player and joined Gibbs' staff as an assistant offensive coach. He began his duties this week with a scouting trip. Grimm replaces Jack Burns, who left the team to become offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.

High school baseball

Garry Burrows pitched a five-inning no-hitter, striking out all 16 batters he faced, and went 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI, as No. 9 Patterson (8-0) routed visiting Walbrook (0-6), 29-0. Walbrook's only base runner came in the first, when Patterson's catcher dropped a third strike, allowing the batter to advance to first. In 21 2/3 innings this season, Burrows (4-0) has allowed five earned runs on 12 hits and struck out 49.

Tennis

Boris Becker, who has five Grand Slam titles on grass and hard courts, but never wins anything on clay, lost on the slow surface at the Conde de Godo tournament in Barcelona to 230th-ranked Jordi Burillo, playing in only his second ATP event. The 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 defeat was Becker's first tournament singles match on clay since the semifinals of the French Open last June.

Golf

Jeff Barlow charged into a three-way tie for the lead after the first round of the Deposit Guaranty tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss. Barlow missed a 4-foot birdie putt on No. 18, missing a chance to take sole possession after the first round of the $300,000 event. Instead, he settled into a tie at the top with Mark Carnevale and Greg Twiggs at 5-under-par 65.

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