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July 19, 1988

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks and Chris Mullin of the Golden State Warriors head an NBA line-up which will face Coach John Thompson’s 1988 U.S Olympic basketball squad next month.

The NBA team for the Aug. 7 exhibition in Providence will be coached by Jimmy Rodgers of the Boston Celtics. Thompson’s club, which opened camp in Georgetown Sunday, will play seven exhibitions prior to its departure for Seoul. Mullin and Ewing both earned gold medals with the 1984 U.S. Olympic team.

Ewing, a two-time All-America at Georgetown, led the Hoyas to three NCAA Final Four appearances and a championship in 1984. Mullin, who attended St. John’s, also was a two-time All-American and in 1985, received the John Wooden Award winner as collegiate Player of the Year. ---

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (AP) - Czech-born tennis player Hana Mandlikova will not be allowed to represent Australia in this year’s Federation Cup competition, Tennis Australia announced today.

Tennis Australia, the sport’s domestic governing body, said in a statement that the International Tennis Federation had turned down its application to include Mandlikova in its team.

Mandlikova, who is married to a Czech-born Australian, took out Australian citizenship on Jan. 1 this year and maintains a home at Sanctuary Cove in Queensland State.

The Federation Cup, contested by national women’s teams, is to be held in Melbourne from Dec. 4-11.

In advising Tennis Australia of its decision, the ITF indicated it may reconsider the case next year, after a review of the rule covering the qualification of a player to represent a country, said the statement.

The rule, as currently formulated, states that a person must have lived in a country for three years before he or she can represent that country. ---

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kansas State University basketball player Buster Glover, whose whereabouts had been unknown since July 4, has turned up in a pickup game at the University of Louisville’s Crawford Gymnasium.

Police in four states had been searching for Glover, who left his home in Gary, Ind., two weeks ago for summer classes at Kansas State.

When asked Monday night by a reporter for The Courier-Journal whether he knew where Glover was, half-brother Jerome Harmon, a Louisville player, said ″Yeah, he’s right here,″ and pointed him out on the court.

Neither Glover nor Harmon would comment on why the junior guard had disappeared. ---

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jeff Hart didn’t waste many pitches in throwing his first professional no-hitter with the Scottsdale Padres.

The 6-foot right-hander out of the University of Central Arkansas threw only 79 pitches and faced 30 batters as Scottsdale downed the Peoria Brewers 3-0 Monday night. One Peoria batter walked, one was hit by a pitch and another reached on an error.

Hart, a 20-year-old from Conway, Ark., is a recent signee of the San Diego Padres and is playing his first season of professional baseball after becoming the Padres’ 42nd-round draft pick.

The Arizona Rookie League is a four-team combine with three teams each composed of rookie players from the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers, respectively, and one team of Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners. ---

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against former University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jim Carmody and other USM employees following the August 1986 death of football player Eric Sorey.

Sorey collapsed on the practice field and died hours later, court records said. His mother, Elnora Sorey, filed the lawsuit against the university, Carmody, Mississippi’s Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning; then-USM athletic trainer, Earnest Harrington; and Dr. Boyd Kellett, then the team physician.

The suit claimed Carmody should have assured that better care was taken of his players and that negligence on the part of Harrington and Kellett contributed to Sorey’s death. The suit also said the Board of Trustees’ failed to provide sufficent money for competent employees at USM.

A state district court eventually dismissed the suit against the university and the board of trustees, but Carmody, Harrington and Kellett remained defendants until Monday’s decision handed down in New Orleans by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. ---

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Coach Bill Curry said he has cautioned angry Alabama football players against seeking revenge for what he termed an unprovoked attack on two teammates outside a nightclub.

Senior Bobby Humphrey, the school’s all-time leading runner, suffered a fractured jaw and Vantreise Davis, junior linebacker, received bruises when they were attacked early Saturday morning.

″I’m convinced our players did not start anything,″ Curry said. ″I know this: Bobby Humphrey is mad - I mean mad 3/8 So are our other players. They want to retaliate, and I’ve told them there will not be any retaliation.″

A deputy in the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department said there were suspects in the case, but would not elaborate. The department was preparing a report Monday based on its investigation.

Humphrey underwent surgery and was in satisfactory condition at a Tuscaloosa hospial. Curry said the jaw, and a broken foot suffered in spring practice, should not keep Humphrey from being ready to play when Alabama opens its season Sept. 10 at Temple.

Davis did not enter the hospital.

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