Magrane lost for year to elbow surgerySt....


Magrane lost for year to elbow surgery

St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Joe Magrane needs elbow surgery and will miss the entire season.

An examination found chips and looseness in the joint, and the 26-year-old, who will make $1,025,000 this season, will require the same kind of transplant surgery undergone by pitchers Ken Dayley, John Tudor, Danny Cox, Greg Mathews and Todd Worrell. Worrell is the only one still with the club.

* Atlanta Braves first baseman Nick Esasky, who missed most of last season because of vertigo, took batting practice again and didn't miss any in 38 swings.

The San Diego Chargers signed Washington Redskin offensive lineman Mark May as a Plan B free agent. Details of the agreement were not available.

Track and field

Notre Dame's Raghib "The Rocket" Ismail, known for his football exploits, will compete in the 55-meter -- in the IC4A Track and Field Championships this weekend at Princeton University and is favored to retain the title he won last year.

Ismail, who will enter the National Football League draft this spring, established himself as the favorite by clocking 6.07 seconds during a preliminary last month, good enough for 11th on the world's all-time list.


A bill that would require the National Collegiate Athletic

Association to provide due process to coaches and athletes has won unanimous approval in the Nevada Assembly Government Affairs Committee, despite a recent warning from NCAA officials that states passing such laws could find their universities bounced from the sports governing agency.

The measure was backed by supporters of Nevada-Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who has been involved in a long-running dispute with the NCAA.


Promoter Don Elbaum completed his under card for the state welterweight title fight between Vincent Pettway and Eddie Van Kirk at the Baltimore Arena on Monday night.

DTC It will be Scott Jones (3-0), Baltimore, vs. Jason Waller (7-1), Richmond, Va., cruiserweights, six rounds; David Izegwire (3-0), Washington, vs. Wayne McClanan (5-11), Virginia Beach, Va., light heavyweights, six rounds; John Bizzarro (9-1-1), Erie, Pa., vs. Sam Hunter (0-1), Baltimore, junior welterweights, four rounds; Lou Benson (14-9-2), Baltimore, vs. Rik Lainhart (14-12), Virginia Beach, cruiserweights, four rounds; Cliff Wise (0-2), Baltimore, vs. Eric Elliott (1-1), Hyattsville, four rounds; and Carson McCourry (0-0), Baltimore, vs. Jeff Schmude (0-2), Erie, light heavyweights, four rounds.

* Greg Haugen tested positive for marijuana after beating Hector "Macho" Camacho last weekend and winning the World Boxing Organization junior welterweight title, Nevada boxing officials said, and could be fined or suspended.

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