Annapolis' Wooster picks St. Francis (Pa.)Rob Wooster of...

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April 16, 1992

Annapolis' Wooster picks St. Francis (Pa.)

Rob Wooster of Annapolis High, a second-team All-Metro selection, has accepted a full basketball scholarship to St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa.

Wooster, 6 feet 5, led Anne Arundel County in scoring average this past season at 26.0.

He selected St. Francis, which competes in the Northeast Conference, over Navy, East Carolina, California (Pa.) State and Washington College.

* Dunbar (Washington) forward Shewn Winfree, a first team All-Metro selection of The Washington Post, will sign with Mount St. Mary's, his coach told the Post.

* Vladimir Milosevic, a 6-10, 240-pound center from Canterbury School in Prince George's County, plans to sign a letter of intent with UMBC, according to Canterbury basketball coach Chris Chaney. Milosevic averaged 5.0 points this past season.

* Michael Murphy, a senior forward at Roanoke College, has died in Salem, Va., after collapsing during an intramural basketball game. Cause of death was listed as an abnormality in the mitral valve, which is between the upper chamber and the lower chamber on the left side of the heart.

College baseball

Maryland (17-18-1) lost, 5-1, to Virginia Commonwealth (22-9) in a non-league game in Richmond, Va. The Terps were limited to five hits.

* Jay Logwood hit two home runs and kept his batting average at .500, as Towson State (16-13-1) beat Mount St. Mary's (4-20) at Burdick Field, 13-4.

* Marcus Lee's two home runs helped Navy (15-18) to a 9-5 victory against Gettysburg (12-13-1) at Bishop Stadium in Annapolis.

College football

Former Miami running back Martin Patton will plead guilty today in Miami to credit-card conspiracy and obstructing the U.S. mail, his lawyer said.

Colleges

An investigation into loans to Virginia athletes from boosters has expanded to include perks to coaches, including a six-figure loan to ex-athletic director Dick Schultz, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Diving

Wendy Lian Williams, the platform bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics and 1991 world championships, withdrew from the U.S. championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., after aggravating a neck injury. Williams has qualified for the Olympic trials in June.

Tennis

Iva Majoli of Croatia, a 14-year-old rookie pro ranked 537th in the world, upset fifth seed Lori McNeil of Houston, 6-3, 6-3, in the Virginia Slims of Houston.

Boxing

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Riddick Bowe (29-0) of Fort Washington will battle Everett Martin (17-13) of Tyler, Texas, on the undercard of Bobby Czyz's cruiserweight title defense against Don La Londe at the Riviera in Las Vegas on May 8.

Figure skating

Midori Ito, former world champion and silver medalist at this year's Winter Olympics, formally has disclosed her intention to retire from competitive events, a senior official of the Japan Skating Federation said.

Pro basketball

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Chicago Bulls and WGN-TV that the NBA's limit on the number of games televised by TV superstations is an illegal restraint of trade.

Track and field

The Athletics Congress said it will back banned runner Delisa Floyd in her bid for reinstatement by the International Amateur Athletic Federation after testing positive for an amphetamine. Floyd was the second-ranked American at 800 meters in 1991.

Soccer

Diego Maradona, banned from soccer for failing a drug testplayed in a charity match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, despite threats by the sport's world governing body, FIFA, against players joined the banned star on the field. The match raised money for the family of Juan Gilberto Funes, an Argentine player who died this year.

Hockey

Billy Armstrong's breakaway goal less than two minutes into sudden-death overtime helped the host Hershey Bears beat the Rochester Americans, 5-4, and stay alive in an American Hockey League quarterfinal series. Rochester leads the best-of-seven series, 3-1.

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