Doctors get all of golfer Farr's tumorHeather...

Doctors get all of golfer Farr's tumor

Heather Farr of the LPGA Tour has returned home to Phoenix after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from her skull, and doctors are reportedly encouraged by her condition.


According to her mother, Sharon, doctors have determined that the tumor lodged in the back of Farr's skull was encapsulated, as they hoped. They are positive that they removed all of the tumor from her skull.

Farr, 26, has undergone several cancer operations in the pas two years, the latest Tuesday in Denver.


Sharon Farr said her daughter will begin a 4 1/2 -week rotation o precautionary radiation in about two weeks.


Martina Navratilova won't have to appear in Fort Worth, Texas, for a deposition during Wimbledon.

Yesterday, attorneys for Navratilova were granted a continuance for a deposition requested by the tennis star's former companion.

Judy Nelson contends in a lawsuit against Navratilova that the tennis player has not lived up to terms of a 1986 agreement providing that if they split up, they would divide assets accrued since they began living together, in July 1984.

* Navratilova and Zina Garrison stayed on course for a repeat of the 1990 Wimbledon final when they won their quarterfinal matches in straight sets at the Dow Classic grass-court tournament at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

Navratilova defeated fellow American Lori McNeil, the No. 5 seed, 6-3, 6-2. Garrison won 6-3, 6-4 against South Africa's Mariaan de Swardt.

* Reed Cordish of Gilman lost, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, to Jeff Baker of Atlanta in the round of 16 Thursday at the USTA National Boys Interscholastic Tennis Championships at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Cordish had defeated Michael Moh of New Orleans, 6-0, 6-2, and Midde Arnold of Providence, R.I., 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.


* Americans David Wheaton and MaliVai Washington advanced to the semifinals of the Stella Artois grass-court tournament at Queens Club in London.

Wheaton, seeded No. 6, beat fellow American Michael Chang, 6-3, 6-3. Washington beat Australian John Fitzgerald, 7-5, 6-4.

Wheaton will play Sweden's Anders Jarryd, who routed Canadian Grant Connell, 6-2, 6-1. Washington will take on Stefan Edberg, the world's top-ranked player.

* Jimmy Arias was upset by qualifier Carlos Costa, 6-4, 6-1, in the quarterfinals of the Florence (Italy) tournament.

* Michael Stich of Germany and Jacob Hlasek of Switzerland each advanced to the semifinals of Continental Grass Court Trophy tournament in Rosmalen, Netherlands.



Daniel Zaragoza (42-5-1) of Mexico pounded out a split decision to dethrone champion Kiyoshi Hatanaka (22-2-1) and won the World Boxing Council super bantamweight title, his third world crown, in Nagoya, Japan.

* Edwin Rosario (37-4) took the World Boxing Association junior welterweight championship from Loreto Garza (28-2-1) with a knockout at 1:09 of the third round in Sacramento, Calif.

* Attorneys for heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and his estranged wife, Paulette, say the couple has reached agreement on a divorce settlement.


Former world 1,000-meter time trial cycling champion Martin Vinnicombe has been suspended for two years for testing positive for anabolic steroids, the Australian Cycling Federation announced.



John J. Jordan, the Notre Dame basketball coach who led the Fighting Irish to their first six NCAA tournament appearances, died at age 80 in Oak Forest, Ill.

* Bertha Frank Teague, elected to the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985 after more than 40 years of building high school girls basketball powerhouses, died at 92 in Oklahoma City.

Del Ballard Jr. averaged 242 in his last eight games en route to the top seed for today's stepladder finals in the PBA's $140,000 Kessler Open in Dublin, Calif.

College football

Three University of Southern California football players were acquitted of charges that they had sexually assaulted a graduate student in a dormitory room.

Tailback Michael Jones, 19, of Panorama City, Calif., linebacker Willie McGinest, 19, of Long Beach, Calif., and cornerback Jason Oliver, 19, of Bakersfield, Calif., all freshmen, were charged with false imprisonment and battery.



My kind of town NHL players, opening their case for a new contract, called for abolition of the entry draft for amateurs and removal of all restrictions on free agency.

NHL president John Ziegler declined to discuss the players' position paper with reporters.