Names In The Game
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ Former Washington football coach Don James was among seven men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Thursday in the Court of Champions Plaza at the south end of the stadium.
Honored with James were former California running back Vic Bottari; former Southern Cal quarterback Jim Hardy; former Iowa running back Bob Jeter; former Wisconsin end Pat Richter; former Southern Cal running back Russell Saunders, who was honored posthumously, and Lay Leishman, a longtime associate of the Tournament of Roses Committee.
James, who resigned as coach last August, is third among Rose Bowl-game coaches in terms of appearances with six and second in wins with four.
In his 18 years at Washington, his teams compiled a 153-57-2 record. James resigned after the Huskies were placed on probation by the NCAA and Pacific-10 Conference for rules violations. Washington was ineligible for postseason action last year and will be again this year. Jones denied any part in the violations.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - When Riddick Bowe enters the ring Saturday night for his heavyweight fight with Buster Mathis Jr., he’ll do so as ″Crunchman.″
Bowe, a limited partner in the Syracuse Crunch, an American Hockey League expansion franchise, will wear a Crunch jersey into the ring. Crunchman is the mascot for the team, in which Rock Newman, Bowe’s manager, also has part ownership.
Bowe will don a white home jersey, while Newman will work Bowe’s corner wearing the team’s black road jersey.
″You know, there are other limited partners,″ Newman told Bowe, who responded, ″But none of them punch as hard as I do.″
The team begins play Sept. 30 and Bowe is scheduled to drop the first puck.
LONDON (AP) - English Derby winner Erhaab was retired to stud Thursday only two months after winning the Epsom classic.
A knee injury has hampered the colt since his June 1 triumph.
″Even with rest there is no guarantee that the horse will ever be able to train and race to the best of his ability in the future,″ said a spokesman for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum said.
Erhaab is the first Derby winner to be retired to stud without winning again since Secreto in 1984, which was immediately retired after its win.
He finished third in the Eclipes Stakes on July 2 and a disappointing seventh when favorite to win the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot three weeks later.
″The damage is to a vital part of the machinery and the overwhelming advice was that Erhaab had only a 30 percent chance of recovering even after six or nine months rest,″ trainer John Dunlop said.
″You don’t get horses like that very often and it’s a shame he can’t go through his career,″ said jockey Willie Carson.
Erhaab provided jockey Carson with his fourth Derby victory.
CORRALES, N.M. (AP) - The judge in the assault case against Michael Cooper has delayed the former NBA player’s court appearance to Sept. 12.
Corrales Municipal Court Clerk Margaret Lumpmouth said judge Arnold Padilla signed a request by Cooper’s attorney to delay the appearance, which had been scheduled for Aug. 15.
Attorney Joe Lang had said he wanted the delay so Cooper would have time to finish an inpatient counseling program.
Cooper is free on $400 bond after being arrested on assault and battery charges in a July 27 domestic dispute with his wife.