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May 14, 1986

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Tight end Tim Sherwin of the Indianapolis Colts has been selected for the American Spirit Award, presented annually by the U.S. Air Force to non- military citizens.

The award goes to people who have dedicated themselves to a particular cause or made substantial contributions to the community or country.

Sherwin, 28, a six-year veteran of the Colts, was honored for his involvement with the Marion County sheriff’s department and the Koala Adolescent Center, a treatment facility for teen alcoholics and drug abusers.

Sherwin has been on the police force as a deputy since December 1984, serving mainly as a spokesman in local schools on the topic of drug and alcohol abuse.

He will receive the award May 27.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It took some work, but Larry Bisceglia, 88, who has seen each Indianapolis 500 for the past 37 years, will return for this year’s May 25 race.

When Bisceglia didn’t show at the track this year, The Indianapolis Star began inquiring and found him in Yuma, Ariz. His health prevented him from driving, he said.

In response to a Star story Tuesday, at least five offers were made by individuals and groups to fly him here. In addition, the Star said a number of race fans called asking if they could help.

Plans were made for Bisceglia and a friend to fly to Indianapolis as a guest of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Ford Dealers.


TOKYO (AP) - The Yomiuri Giants beat the Yokohama Taiyo Whales 3-1 in Japanese League baseball Wednesday. Relief pitcher Luis Sanchez of the Giants, formerly with the Montreal Expos, got Taiyo pinch hitter Yoshikazu Takagi to ground into a game-ending double play.

Sanchez picked up his eighth save this season. He also has one victory and one defeat.


LONDON, England (AP) - European middleweight boxing champion Herol Graham of Britain will make his American debut on the same bill as Irishman Barry McGuigan’s world featherweight title defense in Las Vegas, on June 23, it was announced Wednesday.

Graham’s manager, Barney Eastwood, who also handles McGuigan, has completed negotiations for his fighter to meet a ranked American opponent, to be named later.

The European champion will travel to the United States with the McGuigan party on Tuesday, and will spar with Roberto Duran in Las Vegas, members of the McGuigan party said.


SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have brought up second baseman Harold Reynolds from the Calgary Cannons and sent reliever Jerry Reed back to the minor leagues.

Reynolds was activated from the AAA Pacific Coast League team to help fill in for Danny Tartabull and shortstop Spike Owen, both of whom have had some health problems. Tartabull has reported feeling sluggish, although he collected four hits against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, while Owen has had leg problems.

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