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August 31, 1994

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) _ Purdue basketball player Matt Waddell will undergo surgery Friday or Monday to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The fifth-year senior was hurt in a pickup game Sunday night.

″There’s no doubt it’s a blow,″ said coach Gene Keady, who last June lost college player of the year Glenn Robinson to the NBA.

The time Waddell will need for recovery was difficult to predict, assistant coach Bruce Weber said, explaining, ″It could be three months or it could be a year.″


TOKYO (AP) - Jack Howell hit a home run as the Yakult Swallows beat the Hanshin Tigers 8-0 on Wednesday. Howell has 19 homers this season.


VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Colin Montgomerie stretched his lead on the European PGA Tour’s money winners’ list with Sunday’s victory in the German Open.

The Scotsman’s third victory of the season boosted his prize money to $759,486 and put him in position to finish as the top money-winner for the second year in a row.

Bernhard Langer of Germany moved into second place with $540,180 in winnings.


NEW YORK (AP) - Five women are tied for the lead in the Mobil Grand Prix standings with only the Grand Prix Final meet left on the schedule. German high jumper Heike Drechsler of Germany is the latest to join the crowd in first place, all with 45 points.

The others are Americans Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Gwen Torrence, Svetla Dimitrova of Bulgaria and Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan.

Noureddine Morceli of Algeria held to the men’s overall lead with 5l points. Six athletes are tied for second place with 45 points.

First place in the men’s and women’s overall standings is worth $l00,000. Points will be tripled, from nine to 27, at the Grand Prix Final.


FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) - U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Wendy Ward and two past USGA champions who were on the 1992 team, on Wednesday were selected as the United States squad for the Women’s World Amateur Team competition Sept. 28-Oct. 1, at Versailles, France.

Ward, of San Antonio, Texas, was picked for the time.

With her on the team are Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, Pa., and Sarah LeBrun Ingram of Nashville, Tenn. Former USGA Women’s Committee chairman Ann Beard will be the non-playing team captain.


SONORA, Calif. (AP) - Former major league pitcher Vida Blue will stand trial Oct. 5 on misdemeanor charges involving a confrontation with two bicyclists near his Twain Harte home.

The former Oakland A’s Cy Young Award winner said the two bicyclists trespassed through his property after he warned them to stay away. Blue has denied pushing one of the men into a ditch while waving a handgun.


ROME (AP) - Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, said Wednesday it will recognize world records for the 50 meters breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly sprints.

The 50 meters freestyle world record has been recognized since 1986.

Until now, FINA has called leading times for the three other events world bests. It also will recognize world records for the short course 100 meters individual medley.

FINA’s technical committee made the announcement on the eve of the World Championships in Rome although the breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly sprints are not on the program. The championships go through to Sept. 11.

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