Huber surprises Sabatini in Advanta for 2nd straight year

SPORTS DIGEST

November 11, 1995

Tennis

Defending champ Anke Huber bounced Gabriela Sabatini from the $800,000 Advanta Championships in Philadelphia for the second straight year yesterday, upsetting the No. 4 seed, 7-5, 6-2.

Huber, seeded seventh, will face unseeded Lori McNeil in the semifinals today. McNeil, ranked No. 63 in the world, upset second-ranked Conchita Martinez, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-2.

In today's other semifinal, top-seeded Steffi Graf, who advanced with a straight-set win Thursday night over qualifier Meredith McGrath, faces the winner of last night's quarterfinal between unseeded Zina Garrison-Jackson, who defeated Irina Spirlea of Romania, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

Courier upset: Top-seeded American Jim Courier was knocked out of the Stockholm Open, losing a quarterfinal match to David Prinosil, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Also advancing were Arnaud Boetsch of France, Thomas Enqvist of Sweden and Richey Reneberg of the United States.

Kafelnikov rallies: Yevgeny Kafelnikov scored a 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 6-0 victory over Byron Black of Zimbabwe in the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Sixth-seeded Alexander Volkov lost to unseeded Daniel Vacek, 6-2, 6-3. Marc Rosset and Carl Uwe-Steeb also advanced to the semifinals.

Knight Commission pushes for Jan. vote on changes

Colleges

The reform-minded Knight Commission endorsed a proposed new governing structure for the NCAA that would give college presidents greater responsibility over athletic programs. The plan, approved by the NCAA Presidents Commission in June, will come to a vote at the NCAA's annual convention in Dallas in early January.

The reorganization plan would change the way that the business of college athletics is run.

For example, each of the NCAA's three divisions would have a considerable say over its rules and policies. And 16 presidents drawn from among the divisions would serve on an executive committee that had authority over NCAA matters -- budgets, supervision of the executive director and national staff, and long-range planning.

Erickson touts success: While the University of Miami prepared a final plea to the NCAA, the Hurricanes' former football coach insisted that he has no reason to be ashamed of a tenure marked by admitted rule breaking and allegations of lawlessness.

"All I know is when I was at Miami, we had success," said Dennis Erickson, now coaching the Seattle Seahawks.

The Miami program appears headed for some sort of NCAA sanctions after admitting to six rules violations.

The University of Connecticut is violating a federal regulation by not providing more opportunities for women to participate in sports, according to report presented to the school's trustees.

Et cetera

Maryland women get top guard from Oxon Hill Kim McCray, a 5-foot-8 guard from Oxon Hill, signed a letter of intent to play for the Terrapins. She averaged 20 points and 10 assists last year as a junior, helping Oxon Hill to the state Class 4A semifinals.

Navy beats Army: Quarterback David Behnke threw for 201 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Navy (6-0, 4-0) defeated Army (6-1, 3-1), 17-3, to win the Eastern Lightweight Football League championship.

UMBC freshman Lisa Cline (Northern) was named Big South Conference Rookie of the Year in volleyball. The outside hitter, who led the conference with 3.7 kills per game, also was selected to the All-Conference First Team.

The quiz

Brown renown

Leroy Kelly (Morgan State) last year was the 13th Cleveland Brown inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Name the three teams with more members enshrined. (Answer, 10C)

Quiz answer

Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.

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