NEW YORK (AP) _ Carl Lewis, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard and Mark Witherspoon were entered in the 400-meter relay at the New York Games on Wednesday by the Santa Monica Track Club. Their goal Sunday will be to break the world record.
A $50,000 bonus has been offered by the meet’s executive director, Fred Lebow, for breaking the world mark of 37.83 seconds, set in the 1984 Olympics by a U.S. team anchored by Lewis.
Lewis has anchored the only four sub-38 second clockings ever recorded in the event.
OTTAWA (AP) - A federal official said Wednesday he found no evidence that Canadian Football League teams conspired not to sign free agents, and an investigation into the matter has been dropped.
Howard Wetston, director of the Federal Bureau of Competition Policy, said there are ″no grounds to warrant a formal inquiry″ into the activities of the league.
Wetston began an investigation after an uproar by other teams when the Ottawa Rough Riders signed six free agents in March.
Ottawa was criticized for violating what was said to be an agreement aimed at keeping player salaries down.
″While there had been some concern expressed about the lack of free agent signings prior to those made by the Ottawa Rough Riders this year, there was no evidence that this was the result of an agreement among the teams in the CFL,″ Wetston said.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Islanders Wednesday announced the signing of right wing Mick Vukota to a multiyear contract.
Vukota last year scored four goals and had eight assists for the NHL club - and three of his goals came in the first period of a game against Washington on Oct. 20.
Vukota, 23, posted his biggest numbers in the penalty box, where he spent 78 minutes. He also drew a 10-game suspension during the Stanley Cup playoffs, and sat out four games of the semifinal against the New York Rangers. The Islanders said they will appeal to the league to wipe out the remaining six games of the suspension, which he is to serve when the season begins.
LAHTI, Finland (AP) - Robert Stull of the United States took the lead in the World Modern Pentathlon Championships after a strong fencing performance Wednesday.
Stull won 50 of his 65 bouts for 1,075 points. Andy Jung of Switzerland was second with 45 wins and 1,000 points followed by defending world champion Laszlo Fabian of Hungary with 44 wins and 983 points.
In the team competition, the United States was fourth behind the Soviet Union, Hungary and Bulgaria. Twelve teams are competing.
Laszlo Beres and Douglas Stull, the other U.S. team members, tied for 26th and 46th in a round-robin competition featuring 66 fencers.
Other events in the modern pentathlon, which is an Olympic sport, include swimming, horseback riding, shooting and cross-country running.
TOKYO (AP) - The Pacific League rapped out 15 hits including five home runs and beat the Central League 12-7 Wednesday, sweeping the annual two-game Japanese all-star series.
The Pacific League won the opener 7-0 at Yokohama on Tuesday.
Former Montreal Expos player Warren Cromartie of the Central League grounded out twice and struck out once in three at bats.
Another American in the Central League, Larry Parrish, grounded into a double-play in the fourth inning in his only at bat.
Ralph Bryant, the only American player on the Pacific League team, flied out twice and struck out in three at bats.
Bryant, formerly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, smashed a two-run home run Tuesday and was named the most valuable player in that game.
LEGHORN, Italy (AP) - Sabrina Landi of Italy won both women’s races at the World Sailing Championships Wednesday while Italy’s Matteo Binetti Pozzi and Finland’s Jyrki Taiminen won the men’s events.
All races went over 7.2 nautical miles and involved Europe-class boats, which are 3.35 meters long.
Landi was 26th in the opening race on Tuesday, but her victories Wednesday boosted her into a tie for the overall lead with Chiara Calligario of Italy.
Pozzi leads the men’s overall standings.