PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The University of Pittsburgh’s top receiver, Chris Bouyer, has quit football because of a congenital abnormality in his spine.
Bouyer, a senior from Detroit, had caught 36 passes this season for 420 yards and three touchdowns. He was leading the Big East in catches and was tied for 13th nationally.
He caught six passes in a 52-21 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, but left the game early after suffering a neck sprain.
The spine problem was discovered when doctors were checking Bouyer’s neck. He was advised to quit playing because he could be left paralyzed by a hard hit.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Australian light-heavyweight Guy Waters returned to boxing after a 13-month absence and stopped American Dino Stewart in the fifth round Friday night.
Stewart, from Muncie, Ind., was bleeding from a deep gash over his left eye when referee John Cauchi ended the fight after the fifth round.
Waters, who holds the Commonwealth title, weighed 175 pounds. Stewart weighed 173 1/2 . Waters is in line for a title shot at WBA champion Virgil Hill.
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) - American Tracy Kerdyk fired a 5-under-par 67 Friday and took a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Fujitsu Ladies Tournament.
Defending champion Ikuyo Shiotani, the women’s leading money-winner in Japan, shot a 68.
Patti Rizzo, winner of the Takara Invitational on Sunday, was tied for third at 69 with fellow American Amy Benz, Taiwanese Wu Ming-yeh, and Japan’s Michiko Okada and Chieko Nishida.
SUSONO, Japan (AP) - Yoshikazu Yokoshima moved into the lead in the Asahi Beer-Golf Digest Tournament by firing a 5-under-par 66 in Friday’s second round. He has a two-round total of 135.
The day’s best score, a 64, was turned in by Seiki Okuda, and it moved him into second-place tie at 136 with Australian Roger Mackay.
Todd Hamilton shot a 68 and is tied for fourth at 138 with fellow American David Ishii and Ikuo Shirahama.
American Mark Calcavecchia had a 67 Friday for a 139 total.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Robert Allenby of Australia shot a 5-under- par-67 Friday to take the lead in the Perak Masters with a two-round score of 133.
Three strokes back was another Australian, Craig Warren, who had a 70 on Friday.
Allenby was the runnerup in the Scandavian Open on the European PGA Tour this year.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Forward Henry Kemp was suspended for two years by the South African Rugby Football Union on Friday after testing positive for steroids.
South Africa returned to international rugby this year after an eight-year ban because of apartheid.
PHILLIP ISLAND, Australia (AP) - World champion Doug Polen won the provisional pole for Sunday’s 12th leg of the World Superbike motorcycling championship.
Polen, an American, waited until the final minute of Friday’ s afternoon session before turning in a blistering lap of one minute 27.23 seconds on his Ducati - 0.89 seconds under his own lap record.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The LPGA and International Management Group have reached a four-year agreement to extend the World Championship of Women’s Golf. The contract begins in 1993, the LPGA said, but the tournament will not be played this year as scheduled Oct. 23-25.
″While we are disappointed that the event will not be played this season, the agreement we have reached with IMG is a positive signal for the longeterm future of this tournament,″ LPGA commissioner Charles Mechem Jr. said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Brace, third-place finisher in the 1990 New York City Marathon, was one of three Britons to enter in this year’s race. Also entering the Nov. 1 race were Paul Evans and Sally Eastall, winner of the Sacramento marathon last year.