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October 16, 1985

ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Braves have offered former Manager Bobby Wine a job in the newly created position of special-assignment scout, The Atlanta Journal reported Wednesday.

Wine, who managed the Braves for the final 41 games of this season after Manager Eddie Haas was fired, has discussed the job with new Manager Chuck Tanner. But the newspaper said Wine has not given the team an answer.

Under Wine, who began the year as third base coach for the Braves, Atlanta finished in fifth place in the National League West.

The new job would entail advance scouting and involvement on potential trades and other player moves.


BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Jimmy Quinn’s goal in the 29th minute led Northern Ireland to a 1-0 victory over Romania in a European Group Three World Cup qualifying soccer match Wednesday.

The triumph gave Ireland, with nine points in seven games, high hopes for a berth in the finals in Mexico next year. Romania, whose chance of qualifying diminished dramatically, has seven points in seven games.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Heavyweight Willie deWit of Canada, an Olympic silver medalist, will fight Scott Wheaton of Miami in an eight-round bout at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas Nov. 14.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Rod Proudfoot, executive director of Willie deWit Enterprises.

DeWit has won seven fights, including six knockouts, and fought one draw as a pro. Wheaton had 12 straight knockouts before fighting a 10-round draw with Mike Perkins in June.


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri fullback Eric Drain has been ordered to appear in court for disturbing the peace after allegedly threatening another student, officials said Wednesday.

Maj. Jack Watring of the University of Missouri-Columbia Police said that the senior running back received a summons to appear in municipal court Oct. 28.

Although Watring declined comment on the case, university sports information director Bill Callahan said he understood that ″no blows were struck, it was a verbal thing that police felt constituted a threat.″

Callahan said Drain had talked briefly to Missouri Coach Woody Widenhofer Tuesday night about the incident.

″I hope it’s not a major problem,″ said Widenhofer. ″He’s done everything I’ve asked of him, and he’s been a great team player.″

Drain was arrested in April for third-degree assault but not charged and he was caught with beer in the school’s campus center in a brief altercation with a school official, which resulted in his dismissal from the team.

Drain was voted back onto the team by his teammates Aug. 19 after meeting Widenhofer’s requirements for returning, including seeing a counselor, staying clear of trouble and succeeding academically.

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