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August 26, 1990

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ The ATP Tour on Sunday fined and suspended Thomas Muster and Christian Saceanu for violations of the ATP Tour code of conduct.

Muster was fined $20,000 and suspended from the ATP Tour for 10 weeks. He had been previously fined $5,000 on-site at the Czechoslovakian Open in Paague for violations of the ″best efforts and unsportsmanlike conduct.″

Saceanu was fined $15,000 and suspended for 10 weeks.

The suspensions are to run from Sept. 10 to Nov. 18, unless appealed. If an appeal fails, the suspension would begin on the Monday following that announcement and run for a 10-week period not including the ATP’s offseason of Nov. 26 through Dec. 31.

The penalties were announced following a formal fact-finding investigations conducted by the administrator of regulations for the ATP Tour. Both players were determined to have violated the ″aggravated behavior″ and ″conduct contrary to the integrity of the game″ provisions of the ″major offense″ section of the code of conduct.

Prior to Muster’s first-round singles match in Prague, he informed tournament officials of his intention, because of injury, to play only one game before retiring. Muster went on the court, played five points, lost the first game and retired.

Saceanu withdrew from the Prague tournament claiming he had a back injury. The next day, he played in a special event in Germany.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Defenseman Paul Cavallini, whose top NHL season was rewarded with a Campbell Conference All-Stars berth, has signed a two-year St. Louis Blues contract with an option for a third-season.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cavallini, 27, said he signed, however, for a ″tremendous raise″ over the $135,000 that he was paid last winter.

Cavallini, acquired by St. Louis from the Washington Capitals on Dec. 11, 1987 for a second-round draft choice, scored eight goals and had 39 assists in 80 games last season.

He also won the NHL’s Alka Seltzer award by compiling a plus-38 rating in goals scored and goals allowed at even strength while he was on the ice. He is the brother of Blues left winger Gino Cavallini, who will start his fifth full season with the team this year.


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Grete Waitz of Norway led from start to finish for an easy 43-second victory in an all-women’s 10.3K race Sunday that drew more than 34,000 entries.

Waitz, a former world marathon champion and winner of the New York City Marathon an unprecedented nine times, covered the race in 33 minutes and 49 seconds, a race record.

Veteran Evy Palm, 48, whose best marathon finish was a fifth in the Boston Marathon in 1987, placed second in 34.32. Fellow Swede Tina Ljungberg, a student at the University of Texas-El Paso, was third in 35.10.

The 37-year-old Waitz recently made her comeback after being sidelined six weeks because of a back injury and will not compete in the European Track and Field Championships starting Monday in Split, Yugoslavia.

″My big goal is the New York Marathon,″ she said. ″I think I can run well there and I’m going to prepare at high altitude in Switzerland.″

Kim Schnurpfiel was the only American top 10 finisher, placing ninth in 37.03.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have activated outfielder Bo Jackson and optioned pitcher Luis Encarnacion to Omaha of the Class AAA American Association.

Jackson hasn’t played since injuring his left shoulder trying to make a diving catch of a fly ball in New York on July 17. The Royals hadn’t planned to activate him until Tuesday but Manager John Wathan said the team needed an extra right-handed batter to face Seattle left-hander Randy Johnson.

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