The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 05, 1986, Image 13

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alion Friday, September 5, 1986AThe Battalion/Page 13 3ndis )orcifa Zone P) — The liil it Zone" into f ;r trial «:;! r John Lanoi to blow M LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Thd : of theeant', I'CAA will allow the University H ■lebraska to use all 60 of its sus- ■ended players when the Cornhusk- a produceBrsopen their football season Satur- tned thatebi lay night against Florida State, vie wouldmRhancellor Martin Massengale said irepower. i Thursday. I Massengale said the National Col- motionaJ ^Bgiate Athletic Association has why she(kg rari[et | t j ie university’s request f or a tildren w <x|iH a y 0 f || R . suspension' itunng expo Sports ebraska can use suspended players in opener He said the NCAA Council Sub committee On Eligibility Appeals will consider the university’s appeal on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne had said his Cornhuskers, ranked eighth in the preseason poll, might forfeit their opener against No. 11 Florida State because of the suspensions. A decision Wednesday by the NCAA Eligibility Committee re sulted in the suspension of 53 Corn- husker players for one game and seven other players for two games. NCAA spokesman Dave Cawood said the eligibility committee gave Nebraska an option of suspending at least 10 players per game over a number of games, instead of holding all the players out of one contest. The penalties involve about 30 of Nebraska’s top 40 players, Osborne said. He said most of the suspended players had provided complimen tary passes for people not autho rized to use them. He announced the penalties after practice Wednesday. Osborne said he was dumbfounded by the penal ties because Nebraska coaches and players had been “totally open and honest” with the NCAA. Fiancees and friends were identi fied on pass lists as being family members and students, said Tom Si mons, NU associate sports informa tion director. Under NCAA rules, family members and students are the only people allowed to use play ers’ passes. NCAA spokesman Jim Marchiony said Nebraska had declared 77 of its players ineligible last Friday for vio lating the complimentary ticket rule. After hearing an appeal by the university, Marchiony said, the eligi bility committee restored eligibility to 17 of the players and upheld the suspension of the others. Under NCAA procedure in such cases, players are declared ineligible by their schools and not by the NCAA. Nebraska did this, then went to the NCAA for relief. o. 7 seed bounced by hot Czech; Becker wins throui ting to th, Schuntl : two little kill WhenevetM NEW YORK (AP) — Miloslav Mecir of h e jaidj^Bzedioslovakia entered the men’s semifinals ■fthe U.S. Open Tennis Championships with I 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 upset of seventh-seeded Morrow ulloakim Nystrom of Sweden. ^hen, 6, Mecir, seeded 16th in the year's fint d under lit dicopter fc of a VietMi thers are» aths. Krand Slam tournament, will meet West Ger- liany’s Boris Becker, the reigning Wimble- .. _ ....... don champion, in Saturday's semifinals. ht Zone:'fti gBccker advanced to the semifinals by easily ■efeating Czechoslovakia’s Milan Srejber 6-3, 1-2,6-1. I The other semifinal will pit yet another Izechoslovak, defending champion and top- n had IvrBceded Ivan Lendl, against fourth-seeded here was J Stefan Edberg of Sweden, associate plj The women's singles semifinals today will another ::|^nd top-seeded Martina Navratilova, seeking sible penaiA her third U.S. Open title in four years, e movier:j against No. 3 Steffi Graf of West Germany, pid No. 2 Chris Evert Lloyd, a six-time win- , Jer of America’s premier tennis event, said FoT against No. 7 Helena Sukova of Czechoslova kia. On Thursday, Navratilova teamed up with Pam Shriver to gain the women’s doubles fi nal with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Graf and Ar gentina’s Gabriela Sabatini. fop-seeded in the 64-team doubles draw, Navratilova and Shriver’s opponents in Sun day’s final won’t be decided until later. Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia and Australia’s Wendy Turnbull defeated Zina Garrison and Kathy Rinaldi 6-1, 7-6 in a quarterfinal match that had been postponed by rain Wednesday night. The winners will meet Elise Burgin and South Africa’s Rosalyn Fairbank for a spot in the final. Mecir continued his mastery over the Swedes. He defeated second-seeded Mats Wi- lander in the fourth round. And he did it with his patient attacking game, waiting for the right opportunity, then following deep approach shots to the net for easy volleys. “I had many chances to break him, but I lost all of the important points,” Nystrom said. “It’s tough for me to do anything against him. My game is not serve and volley. If you have a good serve-and-volley game, you have a good chance to beat him. “From the baseline, you must play the ball very deep and I hit too many short balls to day.” Mecir jumped all over the short balls and drove them deep into the corners, either for winners or setting up his volleys. The bearded Mecir broke Nystrom’s serve at love in the fifth game of the match. And when he lost his service in the eighth game, he broke right back to capture the first set. With Vice President Bush among the crowd at the National Tennis Center, Mecir broke Nystrom’s service at 30 to begin the sec ond set. After he broke again in the seventh game, he then held to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five-sets match. Nystrom delayed the inevitable when he took the third set, pulling off the only service break in the fourth game. But on a day that saw the match delayed twice by brief showers, it was all Mecir. After the two held through the first four games of the fourth set, Mecir took the next four games to clinch the victory and a semifi nal berth. Becker, seeded third in the 128-player men’s singles field, had no problems with his 6-foot-8 opponent, who was booed repeatedly for his uninspired effort. Srejber, the tallest player in professional tennis, repeatedly let Becker’s passing shots sail by without even lifting his racket or attempting to try for the ball. It is the third time the 18-year-old Becker has reached the final of a Grand Slam tourna ment. And he won the first two — Wimble don last year and again this year. A&M home tickets still available Tickets for the six Texas A&M home games are still available and on sale at window No. 7 at G. Rollie White Coliseum. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by phone with a Visa or Mastercard. The phone number for orders is (409) 845- 2311. The only tickets remaining foi road games are $15 to the Hous ton game (Oct. 11) in the Astro dome, and the SMU game (Nov. 1) in Texas Stadium in Dallas. Mdwsi ed in dir,? arland Bni xarents of :j is on the »'l ihcir $12 r.| ic movicrr.iij line the pr iat they hi J this issufj nber of offil >y thejudit >w: Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, 75, dies BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hank Greenberg, whose home run prowess with the Detroit Ti gers put him in baseball’s Hall of Fame, died Thursday at age 75. Greenberg died at his home af ter suffering from cancel for 13 months, according to Arn Tellem, law partner of Green berg’s son, Stephen. Greenwho wasrthe Anier- ican League’s most valuable player in 1935 and 1940, finished nis career with 331 home runs and a .313 batting average. He hit 58 homers in 1938. A first baseman and outfielder, Greenberg led the American League in homers and RBI four times. His best season was 1938 when, in addition to hitting 58 )wmers, he drove in )46 runs. Tribble says he didn’t anticipate Bias’ death WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Tribble, indicted in connection with the cocaine death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias, said in a published report he did not think his friend would die when he collapsed in a dormitory room in June. “I was waiting for him to get up,” Tribble said. “I knew he was going to get up. “The only reason why he didn’t get up is we didn’t know what we were doing. We knew CPR, but we didn’t have the equipment,” Tribble v pi Thursday’s editions of The Wash ington Post. Tribble, during the interview at his family home in Washington, said he followed the ambulance that took Bias to Leland Memorial Hospital in Riverdale, Md., but left when he was told Bias still had a faint heartbeat. Bias was declared dead at the hospi tal. “I was sure that I wasn’t in trou ble,” Tribble said. “I didn’t think I was going to be in any trouble, ljust was trying to make sure he (Bias) didn’t get in any trouble. I didn’t want nobody to know.” Tribble did not elaborate, the Post story said. Tribble, a former University of Maryland student who describes himself as one of Bias’ closest friends, was indicted on July 25 by a Prince George’s County grand jury on charges of possession of PCP, possession and distribution of co caine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in connection with the death of Bias. Tribble, speaking about his relationship with Bias for the first time since he was indicted, declined , to discuss the events in the early-^ morning hours of June 19 that led to* the death of Bias, a 22-year-old all-^ American forward. He also would > not say whether his friendship with!* Bias involved drugs. But Tribble told the Post he is still shocked by Bias’ death, confused by " the publicity that made him feel like^ a hunted man and determined to£ save his memories of June 19 for his » own defense. A trial is tentatively >. scheduled to start on Nov. 1 7. inf ised (AP)-cy lav he agrtt ise wife xf Iroppeiiit nd split tlislj laughter, tj socialite, * e trying tolij i “Sunny" vtii ffer induc’d claims o/i Is share of k lities fortuml tnd theirlui 1 ment. formula ie picture # ire, includni aid in a tfi | i The Fifth Avail' ted down a dentialinfoi : more.’’ i®f : ! “Ala" i. von Bi us marriif w’s effort! iulow’s cle million esi» s mother, t| ford Aitto ’ it to void# wife's esV y any ty he has it dnee her fill h — andh f von Bub 1 tal—shed| tlow becaiis ad by her t ir ordeal. so have pit - from usej palatial No -s. von Bub Thursday 1 offer received ii> . r, the No!: presents« JAR-TV; -r was turn noles he 4 ss vonBubl father. 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