BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ Carl Lewis will miss track meets this week in Sestriere, Italy and Brussels because a thigh strain.
Lewis, hurt in the Goodwill Games, may be sidelined for the rest of the month.
He was to have raced Linford Christie of Britain in the 100-meter sprint at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial in Brussels on Friday, but Christie also pulled out because of an injury.
Peter Elliot of Britain withdrew from the 800 in the Belgian meet with an injury.
Even without Elliott, the field is still one of the strongest of the year, and includes Americans Johnny Gray and Mark Everett, Kenyan Stephan Ole-Marai and Brazilians Joaquim Cruz and Jose-Luis Barbosa.
NEW YORK (AP) - High jumper Sorin Matei of Romania remained the leader in the latest Mobil Grand Prix standings released Monday with 45 points. With four meets remaining before the Grand Prix Final, Matei leads American miler Joe Falcon, the runnerup, by three points.
U.S. middle distance runner PattiSue Plumer shares the women’s lead with two others at 45 points.
Plumer is tied with 1,500-meter runner Doina Melinte of Romania and discus thrower Ilke Wyludda of East Germany, both of whom are undefeated in Grand Prix competition.
MILAN, Italy (AP) - Former University of Rhode Island foward Kenny Green has signed with Philips Milan of the Italian basketball league. He fills the spot vacated last week when former NBA standout Bob McAdoo ended a four-year stay with Milan by signing with Filantro Forli.
The 6-foot-8 Green, Rhode Island’s captain last season, was not picked in June’s NBA draft.
MOSCOW (AP) - A 32-year-old Soviet woman set a new world cycling record Monday in a spring, a flying start
Galina Yenyukhina was timed in 11.164 seconds in the last 200 meters of the Soviet Cycling Championship at the Krylatskoye track in Moscow, the news agency Tass reported. She sliced .006 seconds off the record set by Olympic champion Erika Salumae by 0.006 seconds. Yenyukhina won the silver medal at the world championships.
LONDON (AP) - Dennis Andries of Britain will defend his WBC light heavyweight championship in London October 10 against an opponent yet to be picked.
Possible challengers include Eric Nicoletta, the European champion from France.
Andries, 36, who fights out of Emanuel Steward’s Kronk Gym in Detroit, became the first British fighter to win a world title three times when he stopped Australia’s Jeff Harding in Melbourne last week.
The champion said he had no immediate plans to retire.
″I don’t think about being old,″ he said. ″I am still enjoying myself and I am still learning all the time.″