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April 9, 1991

CHICAGO (AP) _ Outfielder Dwight Smith will sing the ″Star-Spangled Banner″ and Desert Storm veteran Garnell Fryer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch today before the Chicago Cubs’ season-opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.

It’s the second national anthem for Smith in a Cubs’ uniform. He sang the anthem for a 1989 game at Wrigley Field. Fryer is a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve based at Fort Sheridan, which will also provide a color guard for the pre-game ceremonies.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hugh Miller averaged 245 pinfalls for eight games and held a 40-pin lead over Rod Pasteur after the opening round of the $225,000 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America U.S. Open.

Miller a five-time winner whose last title was the 1990 Fresno Open, had a pinfall total of 1,964 throuygh Monday’s competition. Pasteur, a non-winner who got into the tournament when PBA National Championship winner Mike Miller withdrew because of a knee injury, had a 300 game.

Steve Cook, a 14-time winner, was third with 1,899.

The tournament is the second leg of professional bowling’s ″Triple Crown″ with a first prize of $40,000.


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State junior reserve forward Parish Hickman was arrested on drug charges at the school’s East Lansing campus.

He was arrested Monday by federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents working with county and state authorities, said Johnnie Granados, an agency spokesman in Detroit.

Hickman allegedly tried to sell cocaine to an undercover agent, assistant U.S. Attorney James Redford said. Hickman faces charges of attempted delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver narcotics and was expected to be arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Redford said.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Sophomore guard Larry Hisle Jr., the son of the former major league baseball player, will leave the Wisconsin basketball team.

University officials said Monday the 6-foot-4 Hisle, who averaged 8.7 points last season, informed coach Steve Yoder he will transfer to another school at the end of the current semester.


HOUSTON (AP) - Grambling baseball coach Wilbert Ellis, in his 14th season, recorded his 400th victory in the opening game of a doubleheader with Texas Southern in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Greg Rideau homered and John Stevens threw a six-hitter Monday as Grambling took the opener 10-3. Texas Southern won the second game 5-4.

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