INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indiana State Boxing Commission concluded Wednesday that ″there was no impropriety″ by boxing officials or promoters at a match that left a Detroit boxer in critical condition, but the commission promised to continue its investigation.
The commission met for 21/2 hours Wednesday to review videotapes of the May 29 lightweight bout in which Shawn Thomas, 26, received head injuries. Thomas, who underwent brain surgery after the fight, was listed in critical condition Wednesday at Methodist South Lane Hospital in Merrillville, Ind.
He was taken to the hospital after collapsing in his dressing room following his bout with Chris Calvin of Nashville, Tenn. Referee Stanley Berg stopped the bout in the seventh round.
Boxing commission Chairman William Van Orman said commission members reviewed videotapes of the fight and discussed the fighters’ previous records and bouts.
Van Orman said the commission reached its preliminary decision on the conduct of the bout with the understanding that the investigation will continue.
″At this time, the commission feels that there was no impropriety on the part of the referee, physician, promoter or matchmaker. However, further action is contemplated after medical records are made available,″ Van Orman said in a statement prepared by the commission.
Van Orman said representatives of the fighters and medical personnel would be asked to attend the commission’s next discussion of the fight, but he said no date has been set for that meeting. ---
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Brigham Young University, Texas Christian and Fordham will join host Arizona State here in December for the second annual Kactus Klassic college basketball tournament, officials said Wednesday.
Pairings for the tourney will be announced later. The event will run from Dec. 6-7 at Arizona State’s University Activity Center here. ---
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Scottish FA Cup champion Glasgow Celtic needed two second-half goals to defeat the Pacific Rim Soccer League’s All- Stars 2-1 in an international exhibition match Wednesday.
Former Vancouver Whitecap Carl Shearer gave the All-Stars the lead at 40:13, heading a Dave McGill cross past Celtic keeper Peter Latchford.
Celtic found the mark at 77:42, when Brian McClair scored from 20 yards out. The winning goal came at 84:40, as Owen Archdeacon put in his own rebound.
Glasgow had a 16-12 advantage in shots,in a game played before 3,980 fans at the 60,000-seat B.C. Place covered stadium.
Game 2 of the four-game international exhibition series goes tonight, with Ajax of Amsterdam against the North Shore Colts. ---
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - Dundee of the Scottish Premier Division posted a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s all-star team - the Vistas - in an international exhibition match Wednesday night.
The winning goal was scored on a penalty shot by Robert Conner in the 37th minute.
Dundee had scored first at the eight-minute mark when George McGeachie put the ball in on a goalmouth scramble.
Dallas Moen scored the home team’s goal at 19 minutes on a cross from Nick Gilbert. ---
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State junior center fielder Barry Bonds says he has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will report to their minor-league complex in Bradenton, Fla., on Sunday for a rookie camp before being assigned.
Bonds, the 20-year-old son of former major league outfielder Bobby Bonds, said he signed with the Pirates on Wednesday at his parents’ home in San Carlos, Calif., and negotiations ″were super.″
He was drafted by Pittsburgh as the sixth overall choice of the first round and reportedly received a $150,000 signing bonus, but would not disclose exact figures.
″It was about what I expected. I’m real happy with it,″ said Bonds, adding that his agents were ″my dad, my mom and me.″
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Bonds hit .368 in 62 games for Arizona State this season with 23 homers and 66 RBIs. He shares second place with Oddibe McDowell for most homers in a season. Atlanta’s Bob Horner set the mark with 25 in 1978.