Names In The Game
TORONTO (AP) _ Raghib ″Rocket″ Ismail is averaging 16.7 yards every time he touches the ball for the Toronto Argonauts.
He’s second in the CFL in total yards with 1,423 in eight games. Saskatchewan’s Willis Jacox is the leader with 1,762.
Ismail has caught 35 passes for 615 yards (a 19.4-yard average), rushed 19 times for 153 yards (8.1), returned 14 punts for 272 yards (19.4) and returned 17 kickoffs for 383 yards (22.5).
He’s scored four touchdowns and also scored on a two-point conversion.
TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) - Jack Nicklaus says Greg Norman is easy target for other players who are jealous of his success.
″I think Greg Norman is a terrific guy,″ Nicklaus said in an interview published in the October issue of Golf Digest. ″People are so jealous of the amount of success he’s had by coming over here and being an exciting player that they absolutely nail him from one side to the other.″
Nicklaus, the all-time leader with 19 major victories, says Norman may yet fulfill the expectations others have for him.
″There has been an awful lot of pressure put on him to do a lot of things,″ Nicklaus said. ″He has got to have more success as time goes on. People expect a lot of him. He expects a lot of himself. He is still young in relation to the game of golf. He still has got some significant wins left in him.″
NEW YORK (AP) - ″Run TMC″ will become ″Roll TMC,″ at least for a night, when Golden State Warriors teammates Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond compete in the Wheelchair Classic at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 26.
Hardaway, Richmond and Charles Barkley of Philadelphia accepted invitations Thursday to participate in the charity event. Mullin, the leader of the Warriors’ trio dubbed ″Run TMC,″ had already committed to participate along with Bernard King of Washington, Rolando Blackman of Dallas, Mark Jackson of New York and Kenny Smith of Houston.
The game will benefit Wheelchair Charities, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to assist patients of Goldwater Memorial Hospital and Boys Brotherhood Republic, a New York City youth organization.