KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ An 11-man Big Eight select squad led by Missouri coach Norm Stewart will spend eight days in Italy next month for a five-game exhibition tour.
The Big Eight announced Tuesday that the team will leave for Milan on Aug. 17 and will include representatives from all conference schools. The players were selected by a vote of the coaches.
Making the trip will be Melvin Booker and Anthony Peeler of Missouri, Jeff Webster of Oklahoma, Rex Walters and Richard Scott of Kansas, Milton Brown of Oklahoma State, Bruce Chubick and Carl Hayes of Nebraska, Wylie Howard of Kansas State, James Hunter of Colorado, and Justus Thigpen of Iowa State.
It’s the fifth straight year the Big Eight has sent a men’s team abroad. Last year’s team toured Spain.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Former Syracuse University star Derrick Coleman, last season’s NBA rookie of the year, will return to the Carrier Dome when the New Jersey Nets meet the Philadelphia 76ers in an exhibition game.
The game’s promoter, Chris Cordes of Pro Motions, Inc., announced Tuesday that the Nets and 76ers would play Oct. 26 in Syracuse.
Coleman, the No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft, averaged 18.4 points and 10.3 rebounds a game last season.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Scott Petersen of Englewood, Colo., shot a 1-under-par 71 to capture medalist honors with a 5-under 139 total in the Broadmoor Men’s Invitational.
Kevin Hammer of Keystone, Colo., shot a 73 on Tuesday and finished second with a 141 total. Petersen and Hammer played on the 6,937-yard West course after opening the tournament on the 7,218-yard East course.
The low 32 players begin match play today.
NEW YORK (AP) - Larry Holmes and James ″Bonecrusher″ Smith, both former heavyweight champions, will fights on separate cards on ″USA Tuesday Night Fights″ in the first two weeks of August.
The 10-round fights were announced Tuesday by Rob Correa, director of sports acquistiions for the cable television network.
The 41-year-old Holmes, a heavyweight champion from 1978 until 1985, will fight Eddie Gonzales on Aug. 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, Fla. It will be Holmes’ second fight since he ended a 38-month retirement with a first-round knockout of Tim ″Doc″ Anderson on April 7 at Hollywood, Fla.
The 36-year-old Smith, a World Boxing Association champion in 1986-87, will take an eight-fight winning streak into his match against Leon Taylor on Aug. 6 at the San Francisco Civic Center.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Emilee Klein of Studio City, Calif., shot a 1-over-par 73 to capture medalist honors with a 36-hole total of 142 in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.
Kacie Myers of Venice, Fla., shot a 76 on Tuesday to finish second with a 147 total on the 5,997-yard Crestview Country Club course. The low 64 players begin match play today.
BROWN SUMMIT, N.C. (AP) - Chris York of Potomac, Md.; Jonathan Burnett of Florence, S.C., and Carter Smith of Cartersville, Ga., shot 1-over-par 73s to share the first-round lead in the American Junior Golf Association’s Greater Greensboro tournament.
Jonathan Clark of Mifflintown, Pa.; Alex Vadala of The Woodlands, Texas, and Max Pinney of Shawnee, Kan., were tied for fourth Tuesday after rounds of 74 on the Players Course at Bryan Park and Golf Club.
Amanda Kuhn of Pinehurst, N.C. shot a 73 to take a four-stroke lead in the girls’ competition.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Vincent Ille has been hired to oversee the University of Cincinnati’s compliance with NCAA regulations, the school announced.
Illie, whose official title will be assistant athletic director for compliance, replaces Garnett Purnell, who left the university for a position with the NCAA. He’ll start Thursday.
Ille worked the past two years as assistant compliance coordinator at the University of Oklahoma.