SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) _ Steve Cauthen, the only jockey to ride winners of the Kentucky Derby and English Derby, was nominated for the National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.
Cauthen, who won the Triple Crown on Affirmed in 1978, was among five jockeys chosen by a panel of 100 turf writers and sportscasters from throughout the United States, it was announced Tuesday by John T. von Stade, president of the National Museum of Racing.
One of the five horses nominated was Needles, winner of the 1966 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.
A trainer who is a candidate for the Hall of Fame is Warren ″Jimmy″ Croll, who conditions Holy Bull, a contender for this year’s Kentucky Derby.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies first baseman John Kruk will begin a minor league rehab assignment with the Reading Phillies on Friday night, the team announced Tuesday.
Kruk has been undergoing radiation treatments for testicular cancer. He will be treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on Friday and play with the Class AA Phillies Friday night. He will also play Saturday and Sunday.
He is scheduled for three more radiation treatments by next Wednesday.
Kruk is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. He has been participating in light workouts at Veterans Stadium, taking batting practice and fielding grounders.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Michael Vite, who coached last year at Newberry College, was hired Tuesday as defensive coordinator at Southern University, whose yield of 253.2 yards per game ranked No. 2 in the nation last season.
Vite, who also has coached at Michigan State, Illinois State, East Tennessee State and Wake Forest, will succeed Cliff Yoshida, who resigned to coach the defensive line at East Carolina.
Vite joins a Southern University team that went 11-1 in 1993, won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference championship since 1978 and fielded the SWAC’s toughest defense.
BOSTON (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Hwang Young-Jo of South Korea and defending champion Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya are among 26 top runners who will participate in the Boston Marathon on April 18.
Hwang won the 1992 Olympic marathon at Barcelona in 2:13:23. Ndeti upset a world-class field at Boston last year, finishing in 2:09:33 in only his second marathon.
Also scheduled to run is Mexico’s Andreas Espinosa, winner of last year’s New York City Marathon.
CHICAGO (AP) - The head football coaching job at the University of Chicago has gone to Dick Maloney of the Canadian Football League.
The new coach also will be an assistant professor of physical education and fitness.
Maloney has been an offensive line coach since 1991 for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL. He previously had 17 years of college coaching experience, including stints at two Ivy League schools.
He was offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania from 1986-90 and from 1982-85 was offensive line coach at Dartmouth College.
He also spent five years as offensive line coach at Boston University and one year as assistant offensive coach at Boston College. In 1975, he was an assistant coach at Maryville (Tenn.) College.
OTTAWA (AP) - About 80 percent of the people who applied for World Cup tickets through the Canadian Soccer Association will be able to put their summer travel plans in place next week.
Unless, of course, they had hoped to be in Giants Stadium to watch Italy play Ireland. If so, they’ll mostly likely be watching on TV.
Only about 100 of the close to 6,200 applicants for tickets to the rematch of Italy’s 1-0 victory over Ireland in the 1990 World Cup quartefinals will receive tickets.
The CSA recieved a total of 20,000 tickets for the month-long tournament. Germany, whose team is the defending World Cup champion, received 10,000 tickets while the Irish got 8,000.