Contains items on Lou Savarese, Jimmy Kemp, Frank Broyles, Junior Baiano, Jim Launder
NEW YORK (AP) _ Unbeaten heavyweight Lou Savarese will fight Tim Puller of Philadelphia on Tuesday night on at The Theater in Madison Square Garden.
The card will also feature Hector ``Macho″ Camacho in a middleweight match against Roni Martinez of Newport, Ky.
Savarese, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., is 34-0 with 26 knockouts. Puller, 14-4, was stopped in the fifth round by Chris Byrd and in the second by Tim Witherspoon in consecutive bouts last year.
MONTREAL (AP) _ Quarterback Jimmy Kemp, who just returned from San Diego where his father was nominated as the Republican vice presidential candidate, was traded Monday by the Montreal Alouettes to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The Alouettes dealt Kemp so that former University of Nebraska star Tommie Frazier could backup starting quarterback Tracy Ham on the Canadian Football League team.
In return, the Roughriders sent defensive back Dwayne Provo to Montreal.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ The newest award for a college football coach has a twist.
This one, to be handed out Dec. 11, is for the top assistant coach. It is named the Broyles Award, in honor of former University of Arkansas coach Frank Broyles.
Every college coach in the country will be able to nominate one assistant for the award. The creation of the award was announced today.
A selection committee of top-notch former coaches will choose the five finalists. The committee includes Darrell Royal of Texas, Bo Schembechler of Michigan, Vince Dooley of Georgia, Don James of Washington, Grant Teaff of Baylor and Dick MacPherson of Syracuse.
The selection of the finalists and winner will be based on several items, including the performance of the assistant’s individual players, the performance of the assistant’s team unit and how those performances affected the team’s success.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Brazilian defender Junior Baiano, given a 10-game suspension for punching an opponent, was transferred Monday by his German club Werder Bremen to Flamengo Rio de Janeiro.
In another development, Bayer Leverkusen announced the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Ze Elias, a member of Brazil’s Olympic team.
Video replays of a first round match in the German Cup a week ago showed Baiano punched Leverkusen’s Nico Kovac from behind. The German soccer federation’s suspension would have lasted until Oct. 12, so Werder Bremen decided to sell the player back to Flamengo.
Leverkusen, meanwhile, paid about $4.7 million to acquire Ze Elias from Corinthians, and also sent Brazilian Rodrigo to the Sao Paulo club.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ University of Wisconsin soccer coach Jim Launder, whose team captured the NCAA championship last season, says a contract dispute over player complaints has him wary of his bosses.
``I don’t trust anybody that works here in the athletic department anymore,″ Launder told the Wisconsin State Journal. ``I don’t know what they’re thinking. Maybe it’s made me paranoid, but I don’t know if you can call it that because paranoid means an irrational fear, and I don’t know if my fear is irrational.″
Shortly after winning the title last fall, player complaints about lax discipline made it unclear if the university would renew Launder’s contract for a 15th season.
The UW Athletic Board retained Launder, who has a 183-76-30 record , for one year.
``I think I was done a fairly shabby deal, and I’m never going to think otherwise,″ Launder said in the Journal article published Monday.
Athletic director Pat Richter was out of the office and did not immediately return a telephone message. Launder did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.
Players have said there was a lack of discipline and strategy during games. They said Launder’s on-field coaching tactics were poor and that it was his staff that deserved much of the credit for the team’s success.