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November 2, 1985

Undated (AP) _ Yankees, could wind up managing in Japan next season, his agent said Friday. Several major league teams have also inquired about Martin, judge Eddie Sapir said. Sapir declined to name those teams. Sapir said he had also heard from ″some people who do a lot of business with the Japanese in therd from many people since the decision and that the reaction has been mixed. Denkinger made his call in Game 6, when he ruled Kansas City’s Jorge Orta safe at first base leading off the ninth inning with the Royals trailing the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0. Kansas City went on to win the game 2-1 and won the Series in seven games. Television replays seemed to show Orta was safe, and Commissioner Peter Ueberroth admitted this week that he thought Denkinger made the wrong call. ″There has been a lot of mail and plenty of phone calls, some of it anonymous and not very nice,″ Gayle Denkinger said Friday. ″But there has been a lot of marvelous support, from friends and neighbors and from people we don’t even know. The commissioner has been supportive, along with the American League and the other umpires,″ she said. ″And at times like this, it helps.″

Middleweight boxing champion have a ruptured disc in his back and will return to the ring during the first three months of 1986, promoter Bob Arum said Friday. It had been reported on Wednesday, when Hagler’s Nov. 14 fight with John Mugabi was postponed indefinitely, that the champion had symptoms of a ruptured disc and had sustained a fractured nose in a sparring session Tuesday at Palm Springs, Calif. However, according to a publicist for Arum, Hagler’s back was examined Friday by orthopedist Dr. Charles Parsons of Wareham, Mass., who declared that he found no evidence of a ruptured disc or disc disease of any type.

Former National Basketball Association player member of Marquette University’s 1977 national championship team, was arrested Friday for the second time in less than a year, White Plains, N.Y., police said. The 6-foot-7 forward, who played one season with the Philadelphia 76ers, was arrested at 2:55 p.m. for allegedly stealing a radio from a car, said Lt. Thomas Watson. Toone, 29, of Yonkers, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and ordered held in lieu of $1,500 bail, Watson said. On May 23, Toone and another man were arrested at a Yonkers fast food restaurant in a rental car reported stolen in Tarrytown on April 26. Toone, who was charged with possession of a stolen car, plea bargained and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge because he had no previous record, said Paul Scharf, Yonkers branch chief of the Westchester County District Attorney’s office. Toone was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours community service.

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