Names In The Game
Names In The Game
The Associated Press
Oct. 16, 1994
HONOLULU (AP) _ Sacramento Kings guard Bobby Hurley, making a comeback to the NBA after a near-fatal traffic accident in December, has worked so hard that he blistered his foot.
For that reason, he played only briefly Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
A team spokesman said it was decided to keep Hurley out for most of the preseason game because of a badly blistered right foot. He played only eight minutes in the first half before leaving the bench for the dressing room.
The spokesman said the injury was not serious, and that Hurley's participation would be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
In his first game back, Hurley scored 21 points and had five assists. On Saturday, he missed his only shot and converted one of two free throws. ---
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - To cries of ''Joltin' Joe 3/8'' baseball great Joe DiMaggio made a rare public appearance as the grand marshal of the annual Pumpkin Festival parade.
Watching anxiously was 11-year-old Ryan Candelario, who stood in the crowd with two new baseballs in his left hand and a pen in his right.
He had seen all of Ken Burns' ''Baseball'' on television and knew about the Yankee Clipper and his still-standing record 56-game hitting streak in 1941.
''I like him,'' said Ryan. ''I think it's pretty cool he's here.''
DiMaggio, 79, served as grand marshal for the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Parade, taking a 20-minute ride down Main Street on Saturday. He was in an open convertible with his grandchildren.
Every time the car slowed, fans surged forward, and DiMaggio obliged by shaking hands, signing autographs, answering questions and smiling at shouts of ''Joltin' Joe.'' ---
JEREZ, Spain (AP) - Austrian Karl Wendlinger, seriously injured at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, is ready to return to the track.
He will test drive a Sauber-Mercedes this week, a team spokesman says.
Hanspeter Brack said Wendlinger has been scheduled to test the Sauber Formula One car later this week at the Le Castellet track in southern France.
''Karl feels very good,'' Brack said. ''Physically, he is in excellent shape. He has driven laps in a Porsche Cup car and is ready to make the step up to Formula One.''
Wendlinger crashed into a rail during practice for the Monaco race and lost consciousness. Doctors kept him in an artificially-induced coma for 19 days before he was gradually taken out of it to prevent brain injury.
Brack said it was too early to say when Wendlinger would return to the Grand Prix circuit. Two races remain this season. ---
GLENVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Chris George, college football's most prolific receiver, continued his run on the record books by tying the NCAA Division II mark for most receptions in a game.
The Glenville State receiver caught 23 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-44 loss Saturday to West Virginia Wesleyan. George also ran for a touchdown.
George's performance tied Barry Wagner, who caught 23 passes for Division Alabama A&M against Clark Atlanta on Nov. 4, 1989.
The San Francisco 49ers' Jerry Rice set the collegiate mark with 24 catches in one game while playing for Division I-AA Mississippi Valley State on Oct. 1, 1983.
George became college football's career leader in receptions this year, breaking the record of 301 set by Rice in the early 1980s. George now has 382 career catches.
He also is closing in on the Division II record of 49 touchdown catches in a career, set by Bruce Cerone, who played at Yankton College in South Dakota in 1966-67 and Emporia State in Kansas in 1968-69.