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April 6, 1996

CLEVELAND (AP) _ Four teen-age Halloween vandals who tossed eggs at the home of Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle have been ordered to perform five hours each of community service.

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Kenneth Rocco, who sentenced the four on Friday, found two of them delinquent after a trial in February. The other two admitted their roles.

Rocco ordered the four to help with spring cleaning at a developmental disability center in Euclid.

One of the teens has sued Belle for $850,000. He said Belle hit him with a sport utility vehicle while chasing the four last Oct. 31.

The boy’s lawyer, Richard G. Lillie, said he was satisfied with Rocco’s handling of the matter, but said it would not affect the civil case.

Jose Feliciano, Belle’s lawyer, has said the delinquency finding would help Belle’s defense.

Belle was found guilty Nov. 28 of reckless operation of a motor vehicle on private property for chasing the youngsters with his vehicle. He was fined $100.


RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) _ Canada will meet the United States today for the Pan Pacific women’s hockey championship after easy wins Friday night.

The Canadians trounced China 18-0 in their semifinal, and the Americans shut out Japan 5-0.

Manon Rheaume, who played in an NHL exhibition game and in the top minor professional leagues in the United States, shared the shutout with Danielle Dube for Canada.

Karyn Bye and Cammi Granato scored twice and Sandra Whyte once for the United States. Erin Whitten recorded the shutout.


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said that he will stay with the Sooners, ending speculation that he would return to his home state to coach North Carolina State.

Sampson, 39, is 40-22 in two seasons since he came to Oklahoma from Washington State. Oklahoma was 17-13 this year, losing in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

He is expected to have his contract extended to 10 years, university president David Boren said.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Marty Cordova, the 1995 AL Rookie of the Year, missed a game against the Baltimore Orioles because of a strained abdominal muscle.

Cordova, a dedicated trainer, suffered the injury while working out Thursday, an off day for the Twins.


CARY, N.C. (AP) _ Wake Forest took a commanding 13-shot lead against the nation’s top college golf teams in the Ping Intercollegiate tournament at MacGregor Downs Country Club.

The Demon Deacons, playing 36 holes in windy conditions on the 6,776-yard course, carded a 15-under-par 561, 13 strokes better than Clemson’s 574.

Chad Campbell of UNLV holds the individual lead at 6-under-par 138 heading into today’s final round.


BURSA, Turkey (AP) _ Former NBA player Dallas Comegys, who now plays in Turkey, has taken his first steps after surgery for a gunshot wound, his doctor said Friday.

Another American basketball player who plays in Turkey, Larry Spriggs, was also wounded and a Turkish businessman killed during an argument outside a nightclub early Thursday.

Comegys, 31, who starred at DePaul University before playing for the New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs in 1987-1989, had surgery to remove a bullet from his right lung. He was still in the intensive care unit at Uludag University Medical School Hospital in Bursa.

Spriggs, 36, a member of the 1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers championship team, was listed in good condition following surgery. He was shot in the back.

Police would only say that the Americans’ verbal abusing of two Turkish women triggered a fistfight with men accompanying the women.

During the fight, a club bouncer fired his gun, wounding Comegys, Spriggs and businessman Umur Seckin, who died on the spot, police said.


TORONTO (AP) _ Rookie star Damon Stoudamire will be lost to the Toronto Raptors for at least three or four games because of tendinitis in his left knee.

Stoudamire averages 19 points and 9.3 assists.


FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) _ Free agent cornerback Mike McGruder, a backup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons, signed with the New England Patriots on Friday.

McGruder, who played three seasons in the CFL and seven in the NFL, had 23 tackles and no interceptions last year. His contract with the Patriots reportedly is for two years and $600,000.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ The California Angels traded infielder Eduardo Perez, a former first-round draft choice, to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for outfielder Will Pennyfeather.

Perez, 26, the son of former Reds star Tony Perez, was designated for assignment by the Angels on March 31. He missed all of spring training because of a sore left shoulder.

The Angels selected Perez in the first round of the June 1991 free agent draft. In parts of three big-league seasons, Perez has a .221 batting average with 10 homers and 53 RBIs. He has 84 hits in 380 at-bats.

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