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December 14, 1985

Undated (AP) _ Austrian skier Christine Putz. remained in a coma at Les Sablons Hospital near Grenoble, 24 hours after her spectacular crash Thursday in a World Cup dowhill competition. Putz, 19, hit her head twice in the fall, which occurred about two-thirds of the way down the sunlit course and in an area which normally is raced by the men. Due to insufficient snow, the ladies began the race on their own track but had to switch to the men’s course for most of the run. TENNIS

Tom Gorman. has been selected to succeed Arthur Ashe. as captain of the nation’s Davis Cup team and The United States Tennis Association will make an official announcement Monday. Ashe resigned in October after learning that he was about to be replaced. His teams won the international team competition in 1981, his first year as captain, and in 1982. Gorman, 39, was a member of the 1972, 1973 and 1975 Davis Cup teams. The Seattle native will become the 35th captain of the U.S. team. GENERAL

Local New York TV sportscaster Warner Wolf. used the Heimlich maneuver to save Frank Field., the weatherman and science reporter who helped popularize the technique designed to dislodge food from the windpipe. The two went on WCBS-TV’s 11 p.m. news Thursday. Field thanked Wolf on the air for saving his life, sheepishly admitting that he shouldn’t have been talking with his mouth full. BASKETBALL

Less than three days after he was hospitalized for an intestinal problem, Virginia basketball Coach Terry Holland. returned to work Friday. ″He did go into the office for a while today and he also went to practice this afternoon,″ Rich Murray., the school’s sports information director, said Friday. Holland was released Thursday morning from University of Virginia Hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday night after suffering from abdominal pain. He was flown to the hospital and missed Virginia’s 84-66 loss at the hands of Virginia Tech in Roanoke. Hospital officials said Holland apparently has an adhesion causing a blockage of his small intestine, and may need surgery to correct the problem. They left the decision about surgery up to the coach, and he said he would wait to see if the pain surfaces again.

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