Names In The Game
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) _ IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch is giving the $300,000 he won for his role as a peacemaker to the construction fund for the new Olympic Museum.
Samaranch, whose diplomacy helped bring a record 160 nations to the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, on Tuesday was named the first winner of the Seoul Peace Prize.
″I received it as the president of the International Olympic Committee and I give the prize money to the IOC museum. I think it is my duty,″ Samaranch said Wednesday.
HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) - Quarterback Pat Ball, all 5-foot-5, 135 pounds of him, also plays nose guard on defense. It’s a position where he is apt to face players 100 pounds heavier in West Virginia’s large schools division.
″It’s pretty rough on my hands because they get stepped on a lot at nose guard,″ Ball said. ″Then I have to come back and handle the ball. But we’ve got a lot of guys who go both ways and work hard.″
Coach Gary Eggleton said he was reluctant to put the Ball at nose guard.
″I know it’s a bad situation,″ said Eggleton, who has 35 players. ″Usually you put your quarterback at safety and hope to protect him. But I felt we were so thin at that position that we had to go with him.
″Pat will scrap. I don’t know how well he’ll do, but he’ll give his best effort and that’s all I can ask.″
Ball will need a best effort in the season opener Friday against Nitro. The fellow Class AAA school has a 6-foot-7, 265-pound center who may face Ball when he’s at playing nose guard.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Boxing promoters are often painted as the bad guys, taking advantage of fighters. But Marty Rhone says it’s the other way around in his case.
Rhone said he has contracts with the Waters brothers - Troy, Guy and Dean - all of whom are Australian champions, and he complained they walked out on him just when he had them lined up for a series of televised bouts.
″I’ve made a three-year investment in three fighters and they want to leave when two are on the brink of world titles,″ Rhone said, adding that he is ready to sue.
″I will demand substantial compensation in court and a seven-figure sum is a possibility,″ he said.
Australian light-heavyweight champion Guy Waters said he just turned down a fight with World Boxing Association champ Virgil Hill because Rhone had been unable to get suitable tune-up fights.
Australian light-middleweight champion Troy Waters is scheduled to fight World Boxing Organization champion John David Jackson of the United States on October 12 in Brisbane. That card, promoted by Rhone, is in jeopardy.
″There is no point in my promoting a world title fight if Troy is then going to fight for a rival promoter,″ Rhone said.
Australian heavyweight champ Dean Waters is scheduled to defend that title against Craig Petersen in October.
MONTREAL (AP) - General Manager Serge Savard says Brian Hayward will remain with the Montreal Canadiens, but the goaltender may not like it.
Hayward, subject of trade rumors all summer, wants more playing time, something he is unlikely to get once No. 1 goaltender Patrick Roy signs a new contract.
″Hayward is going to be with the Canadiens,″ Savard told the Montreal Gazette. ″He’s a very good goalie.
″He could be my No. 1 goalie. How do I know how Roy is going to play next season? With the money players are asking for, how do I know how he’s going to react?″
Roy, who earned $300,000 last season while winning his second Vezina Trophy, is expected to sign for more than $1 million. Roy’s agent has reportedly asked for $1.8 million per year of a four-year contract.
Hayward said he it’s not that he objects playing for the Canadiens.
″I have no problem playing in Montreal, but only if I play,″ said Hayward. ″Last year I was in 29 games.
″I’ve been in three playoff games in the last two seasons.″
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Lyn St. James, switching between driving and reporting, will be reporting her next race. St. James will be in the pits for ESPN’s telecast of the CART Indy-type race in Vancouver, British Columbia, this weekend.
Last weekend, she finished fourth in the Denver Sports Car of America Trans-Am race, and on Sept. 9 she will be driving in her 12th Trans-Am race of the season, in Mosport, Ontario.