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December 5, 1986

NEW YORK (AP) _ Jose Santos, the leading rider of the fall meeting at Aqueduct, has a fractured spine, and will miss three to four weeks of action, a spokesman for the track said Friday.

″The patient is resting comfortably and has full use of all his limbs,″ said Orlin. ″The fracture is a small bone located in the upper spine,″ said Dr. Harvey Orlin, an orthopedic surgeon

Santos, who was thrown from his mount Give Me Liberty in the ninth race Thursday, has 31 victories in 142 mounts in meeting which opened Oct. 22.


NEW YORK (AP) - The British ice dancers Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill, gold medal winners at the 1984 Winter Olympics, expressed sadness Friday at the cancellation of the remainder of their 60-city U.S. tour because Dean broke his wrist.

Dean, 28, told reporters he tripped while leaving the ice in a Portland, Maine, rink on Saturday. He said he had posed for photographers and was walking to a changing room when he fell, breaking a bone in his right wrist.

The two had performed in 10 cities scheduled since beginning their tour on Nov. 8. They were scheduled to complete the tour March 1.

Dean said he would rest for at least three months to allow the wrist to heal, before resuming skating.


HOUSTON (AP) - University of Houston Coach Jack Pardee has named three assistants, all former members of his staff with the now-defunct Houston Gamblers.

Bruce Davis was appointed linebacker coach, Pat Thomas, secondary coach and John Jenkins offensive coordinator.

Jim Eddy, former Gamblers defensive coordinator, will talk with Pardee and likely will be hired, the new coach said.

Davis coordinated films and scouted for the Gamblers. Thomas, a former defensive back at Texas A&M, played seven years in the Los Angeles Rams’ secondary and joined the Gamblers’ staff in 1983.

Jenkins coached at Arkansas and Mississippi State before becoming offensive coordinator for the Gamblers in 1984.

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