MIAMI (AP) _ Dean Prince shot a 1-under-par 71 to a take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament.

Prince of Lahaina, Hawaii, was the only player in the 103-man field to break par Tuesday in windy conditions on the 6,822-yard West Course at the Golf Club of Miami. Willie Scholl, Ralph Terry and Bob Rawlins were tied for second.

The top 16 players in the 72-hole tournament earn playing privaleges on the 1992 Senior PGA Tour and the top eight earn an exemption into all open co- sponsored events.


TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs coach Tom Watt's job is safe, according to team president Cliff Fletcher.

''Tom is not on the hot seat,'' Fletcher said Tuesday. ''I think he's doing as well as any coach under the circumstances.''

Toronto has won only five of its first 22 games this season and is on a 0-4-2 slide going into a game tonight in St. Louis.

''Injuries have cost us a lot of key players and the club isn't playing as well as everyone wants it to play,'' Fletcher said. ''Coaching is not a very easy job. I feel very comfortable saying that, whatever problems we may have, coaching is not one of them.''


LONDON (AP) - The Federation Cup will be staged in Frankfurt, Germany, for the next two years, the International Tennis Federation said.

Frankfurt had been chosen months ago to host the 1992 edition of the women's team event. Traditionally, the Federation Cup has been played in a different country each year, but the ITF said it decided to keep the event in Frankfurt in 1993.

''It's become a very expensive event to stage in one country for just one week,'' ITF spokesman Ian Barnes said. ''You build up awareness and interest but then don't capitalize on it the following year. So we've decided to stay in one place for two years and see if it works.''


MIAMI (BEND, Ind. (AP) - Jay Peters scored 18 points and Keith Smith 17 as Athletes in Action beat Notre Dame 87-76 in an exhibition game.

LaPhonso Ellis led the Irish with 19 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday night's game.


SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Sockers midfielder Brian Quinn, on loan from the U.S. national team, will miss two Major Soccer League games so that he can play in the U.S. squad's exhibition against Costa Rica in Dallas on Sunday.

Quinn left the Sockers on Sunday after scoring a goal and three assists in two weekend games. He will miss San Diego's games at St. Louis on Friday and at Wichita on Saturday, and rejoin the team after the U.S. exhibition.

''To lose Brian at this time, just as we were starting to get a rhythm going, is definitely going to be hard,'' Sockers coach Ron Newman said. ''But at the same time, we have to learn to play without him.''


MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Bill Spiers underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his back.

Tuesday's surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Paul Jacobs at Sinai- Samaritan Medical Center. Jacobs said Spiers' recovery time is expected to be three months.

Spiers hit .283 with eight homers and 54 RBIs in 133 games last season.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Delton Hall underwent reconstructive surgery Tuesday to repair ligament damage in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

Hall, who was injured Nov. 10 against Cincinnati, began the season on the injured reserve list after hurting the same knee in a scrimmage. He played in five games before reinjuring the knee.