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Nhl Players Not Hopeful

National Hockey League players will officially find out today if their final offer is good enough to save the season. Unofficially, they think they already know the answer.


Graf Skips Aussie Open

Steffi Graf, the world’s No. 1-ranked women’s tennis player, said in a telephone conference call that she has withdrawn from the Australian Open, which begins a two-week run Jan. 16, …


Noted Nfl Coach Dies

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Sports People

Former pitcher Harry Gumbert, who played for four National League teams in a 15-year big-league career, died in Wimberley, Texas, at age 85… . Ex-Chicago Cubs reliever Don …


Miscellany

Sweden’s Patrik Jaerbyn, racing in North America because of the snow drought in most of Europe, won a pair of North American Championship Series super-Gs in near-zero cold and strong …


Fines In Kingdome Deaths

Three contractors were fined more than $39,000 for safety violations the state found following the death of two workers in a crane collapse at the Kingdome. One contractor willfully violated …


Courier Reaches Semis

Jim Courier and defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Hardcourt championships in Adelaide, Australia. Courier, third seeded, breezed by Daniel Vacek of the Czech Republic …


Erickson Sues Employers

Coach Dennis Erickson has filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami, asking the school to pay for his legal fees from the Bryan Fortay case. The fees stem from …


Kelly Will Have Surgery

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly will undergo surgery on his injured knee after all. Kelly will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday to repair his lateral collateral ligament …


Expect Nhl Owners To Turn Thumbs Down On Settlement Offer

NHL owners apparently have a response to the players’ latest offer to save the season: This won’t do. “I’ve talked to 10 teams today and they all said it was …


104th Congress Moves To Take Away Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption

Only hours after gavels banged to open the 104th Congress on Wednesday, legislation was introduced in the Senate and House to strip baseball owners of their antitrust exemption. The move …


M’S Farm Finds Home Burlington, N.C.

Double-A professional baseball may be headed for a temporary stay in Burlington, beginning this spring. The Seattle Mariners’ homeless Southern League franchise is considering a one- or two-year stay in …


Um’s Dickenson To Stay

The Montana Grizzlies record-smashing quarterback isn’t quite ready to give up the pigskin for medical school. Nor is Dave Dickenson considering a run at the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, which also …


People

Tab Ramos, the U.S. midfielder who sustained a serious head injury during the World Cup last summer, became the first player to sign with Major League Soccer, which plans to …


Capers Reportedly Agrees To Coach Carolina Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has agreed to become head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday. The move will not become …


Sports People

Brock Huard, the highly recruited quarterback out of Puyallup (Wash.) High School, announced he will play football at the University of Washington next year. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound, left-hander is the …


U.S. Wins At Sugarloaf

Olympic medalists Picabo Street and Hilary Lindh of the U.S. Ski Team won North American Championship Series super-G races at Sugarloaf USA. Street, the 1994 Olympic downhill silver medalist from …


Canada Clinches Title

Canada won its third consecutive World Junior Hockey Championship. The unbeaten Canadians defeated Russia 8-5, then clinched the title when Finland rallied to tie Sweden 3-3 in Calgary.


Blazers Hire Coach

Former Vanderbilt coach Watson Brown was selected to guide AlabamaBirmingham into big-time football and out of the shadow of Alabama and Auburn. Brown, offensive coordinator at Oklahoma the last two …


Miscellany

Jockey Marco Castaneda was moved out of the intensive care unit six days after sustaining a small brain hemorrhage from a race accident at Bay Meadows. Castaneda, 44, was in …


U.S. Team Tabs Blair

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair and Christine Witty were named to the U.S. Sprint Speedskating Team. Blair, in her final season of competition after winning two more gold medals …


Sailor Explains Crash

Isabelle Autissier, the French solo sailor who was airlifted from her stricken yacht Saturday in the Indian Ocean, said Sunday that a huge wave had crippled her boat by rolling …


Negotiators For Nhl, Players Meet Again As Deadline Looms

Facing a doomsday deadline of Jan. 16, the NHL and the union met for 4 hours in Chicago on Sunday in an effort to break the stalemate in negotiations and …


Vandy Hires Dowhower

Rod Dowhower, quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns, says he will become Vanderbilt’s new football coach when the Browns’ season ends, The Tennessean reported Sunday. When contacted at his home …


Osprey On Rise

Osprey on the Coeur d’Alene River Wildlife Management area continue to increase. In 1988, Idaho Fish and Game Department researchers counted 35 nesting pairs. This year, there were 56.


Cruises Increased

Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt has ordered the National Park Service to allow more cruise ships in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Apparently this is a concession to the new political …


Fuhrman To Speak

Rep. Steve Fuhrman, R-Kettle Falls, the newly appointed chairman of the Washington Legislature House Natural Resources Committee, will speak in Spokane Tuesday. Fuhrman will make a public presentation at the …


French Sailor Rescued

An Australian navy helicopter carried French sailor Isabelle Autissier to safety after she spent more than four days stranded in her stricken yacht in the Southern Ocean. Autissier, 38, who …


Governor Backs Stadium

Gov. John Engler has agreed to back a plan to build a stadium for the Detroit Tigers at a downtown site rather than at the State Fairgrounds, Mayor Dennis Archer …


Bow Hunter Charged

A bow hunter from Yelm, Wash., has been charged with second-degree assault, possession of stolen property, illegal hunting and other offenses. Charges were filed against John D. Games, 42, active …