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April 24, 1986

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) _ Buck Belue, who quarterbacked the University of Georgia to the national championship in 1980, has been named an assistant football coach at Valdosta State College, Coach Mike Cavan said Thursday.

Belue, who played quarterback for the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League for two seasons and also played minor league baseball in the Montreal Expos’ farm system, will coach quarterbacks and receivers. He was ur-year starter at Valdosta High School before going to Georgia in 1978.


YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Doug Loman, formerly with the Milwaukee Brewers, doubled home two runs in the first inning Thursday as the Yokohama Taiyo Whales defeated the Chunichi Dragons 2-0 in Japanese baseball.

At Tokyo, another ex-Brewer, two home runs by Mark Brouhard helped the Yakult Swallows trounce the Yomiuri Giants 13-6.

And at Hiroshima, Ryuzo Yamasaki’s two-run single against former Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Gale helped the Hiroshima Toyo Carp beat the Hanshin Tigers 5-2 Gale is 1-3.


LONDON (AP) - Bill Edrich, one of England’s most distinguished creicket players who made his test debut in 1938 and went on to represent his country 39 times, died late Wednesday night, his family sid. He was 70.

Edrich scored 2,440 test runs at a commendable average of 40.00. In first- class cricket, he made 36,965 runs, averaging 42.39 and including 86 centuries.

Edrich and his Middlesex partner, Denis Compton, were known as the ″terrible twins,″ sharing in countless marathon partnerships at the wicket for both county and country.

In 19t7, the pair shared in one of the biggest partnerships in English test history when they put on 370 for the third wicket against South Africa at Lord’s. Compton scored a massive 3,816 first-class runs that summer, but Edrich was not far behind with 3,539.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - A European table tennis team led by Ulf Carisson of Sweden, 1985 world doubles champion, edged the Japanese national team 5-4 Thursday in the second match of a three-match goodwill series in Japan.

Carisson and Andrei Mazunov of the Soviet Union each won two matches and lost one. Janos Takacs of Hungary won one match but lost two.

In the opening match of the individual tournament in Tokyo last Sunday, Carisson won the men’s singles title.

The two teams meet again Saturday in Yamagata, northern Japan.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Australia won the Esanda international women’s hockey series after a 1-1 tie with the United States in the final Thursday night.

The Australians finished the round-robin series with nine points on four wins and a draw to the United States’ eight points on three wins and two draws.

The United States scored the first goal when striker Christy Morgan scrambled home a shot after a scrimmage in the circle in the fourth minute.

In the 59th minute, the Australians tied it when Elspeth Clements’ drive rebounded off goalkeeper Patty Shea and, in the ensuing melee, forward Jackie Periera angled a shot from close range high to the left side of the net. 0″We came here to gain experience and the fact that Australia is considered one of the favorites for the World Cup and we managed to draw twice with them was particularly satisfying,″ American Coach Boudewijn Castelijn said. ″I’m so proud of my girls, especially when one considers their youth and experience.″

In the playoff for third place, Korea defeated Canada 3-1.


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Detroit Spirits and the Savannah Civic Center have agreed in principle to a contract that will bring the Continental Basketball Association franchise to Savannah.

Spirits President Reginald Henderson said he expected to sign a multi-year contract after it is reviewed by club attorneys.

The Spirits have been one of the CBA’s most competitive teams during their four-year existence, but sagging attendance caused by competition from the NBA’s Detroit Pistons precipitated the move, Henderson said.

The eight-year-old CBA has 14 franchises. Most of the clubs are based in the Northeast and Midwest, but Florida has three teams - in Pensacola, Tampa Bay and Sarasota.


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - University of Arizona officials say the serving of beer to about 300 high school coaches from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas attending a football scrimmage at Arizona Stadium was an error and will not be repeated.

Assistant coach Bobby April, who coordinated Saturday’s annual Blue-White scrimmage, said he took full responsibility for the error. April said he thought the state’s ban on consuming alcohol inside state-owned facilities applied only to selling alcohol during games.

″It was my fault more than anyone else’s,″ April said. ″No one had any knowledge of it except me and (assistant coach) Kevin Wolthausen.″

April said the beer, obtained free by a local distributor, was provided because ″we thought it would be nice for the coaches.″


CASCAIS, Portugal (AP) - The European soccer body, UEFA, decided Thursday not to act on a proposal that would end Israel’s isolation from international soccer by allowing it to play in European competition.

A proposal put forward by the Irish Football Association at a UEFA congress here would have entitled Israel - which has been banned from the Asian and African soccer confederations - to compete in the European Nations Cup.

But the 34-member UEFA congress decided not to vote pending a revision of the statutes of the world soccer body, FIFA, this year that could open the way for Israel to join one of the continental soccer confederations.

FIFA President Joao Havelange, a guest at the UEFA congress, said FIFA statutes were due to be rewritten later this year at a meeting in Mexico. He said the rules governing national membership of soccer confederations could be substantially altered, possibly offering Israel an opportunity to join one of the continental groups.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Norm Pollom, the Buffalo Bills’ vice president- play er personnel, Norm Pollom, says he plans to leave the team after Tuesday’s NFL draft and become a scout on the West Coast.

Pollom, 60, has been with the Bills for eight years, joining the team as director of college scouting.

Pollom, a native of Chehalis, Wash., owns a shoreline home on Puget Sound and has expressed an interest in living closer to family and business deals he has in the area.

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