Names In The Game
OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) _ Hundreds of people crowded in front of Lou Piniella Motors on Saturday to get autographs and congratulate the Cincinnati Reds manager on his World Series victory.
Piniella, who has been a co-owner of the Buick Cadillac dealership for the past five months in the quiet northern Westchester County community, offered some insight on his winning season.
″This year will definitely be tough to top considering we were number one all year and swept in the series,″ Piniella said. ″We need to re-sign some of our free agents, we need to probably make a small trade or two at the winter meeting, and we need to shape our ball club a little better.″
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles punter John Teltschik underwent a fourth arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., and will be lost for the remainder of the season.
When Teltschik underwent his third arthroscopic surgery in August, the team hoped he would be back this season.
″It’s disappointing, to say the least,″ Teltschik said.
ZUSHI, Japan (AP) - Yachts skippered by Chris Dickson of New Zealand and Peter Gilmour of Australia each won both of their races Saturday, earning berths in the finals of the Nippon Cup international yacht match races.
Dickson beat a yacht piloted by Laurence Meads of Hong Kong twice on the one-mile course in Shinjuku Bay off Hayama Marina, southwest of Tokyo.
Gilmour’s yacht beat one skippered by Russell Coutts of New Zealand.
Dickson is to meet Gilmour in Sunday’s finals to decide the champion, while Meads and Coutts are to race for third place.
A yacht piloted by Peter Isler of the United States and one skippered by Britain’s Edward Warden Owen are to race for fifth. Both won their races Saturday against Japanese yachts.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee says forward Carlus Groves has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the Volunteers’ last exhibition and first regular-season basketball games.
Groves was ruled ineligible for playing in two games in an unsanctioned summer league near his home in Springfield, Tenn.
Groves will miss the Vols’ final exhibition Sunday against the Sydney Kings of Australia and the season-opener Nov. 23 against Tennessee State.
The 6-7 sophomore averaged 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds a game as a reserve last year. He did not know the summer league was unsanctioned by the NCAA and quit as soon as he found out.
The university reported the infraction and the NCAA announced the punishment Friday.
Groves also was held out of Tennessee’s exhibition last Wednesday by coach Wade Houston until a ruling could be received from the NCAA.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Guido Cappelini of Italy made an early exit from the world powerboat series when his speedboat barrel-rolled and split in two during a practice run in Penang on Saturday.
Callepini, fourth after seven legs of the Grand Prix circuit, injured his right arm and will miss Sunday’s race in addition to the final leg in Singapore next week.
Rescue boats rushed to the scene and brought the Italian racer back to the shore. He was taken to a government hospital.
Cappelini, winner of the fifth leg at Budapest, Hungary, has 13 points, five points behind overall leader Jonathan Jones of Britain.