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Shriver beaten, 6-0, 6-1, in Eastbourne

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 19, the French Open champion in 1989 and runner-up this year, crushed Pam Shriver of Lutherville, 6-0, 6-1, on the Eastbourne, England, grass yesterday to reach the semifinals.

"She surprised me how well she played on grass," Shriver said. "I think the biggest thing that really surprised me was the pace of the ball off her racket. I can't remember a racket head traveling through the ball that quickly. There's no way to judge a shot, you have to guess."

Shriver, a three-time Wimbledon semifinalist, said Sanchez Vicario's speed, improving first serve and good backhand volleys make her a tough grass-court opponent.

Sanchez Vicario won the first 11 games of her match.

Shriver became so exasperated in the second set that she started mimicking Sanchez Vicario and raised her arms in mock triumph when she finally won the 12th game after saving two match points.

* U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras, the defending titlist and top seed, defeated Australian Wally Masur, 7-5, 6-2, in the quarterfinals of the Manchester, England, grass-court tournament.

Baseball

Nolan Ryan's son has asked for a release from his baseball scholarship at the University of Texas, saying he needs more playing time to improve.

Reid Ryan and his father, who pitches for the Texas Rangers, said they were disappointed that the younger Ryan did not get more opportunities to pitch during his freshman season with the Longhorns.

Reid, who appeared in only two games last spring, is considering transferring to Texas Christian University, Blinn Junior College or Pepperdine University in California.

Basketball

The next time Magic Johnson meets Michael Jordan on a Chicago basketball court, a state lawmaker wants to make sure that Illinois tax officials are waiting in the locker room.

Under a proposal tentatively approved by the state Senate, many out-of-state professional athletes such as the Los Angeles Lakers star would have to pay Illinois income tax when they play in the state.

Sponsoring Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said it would target only members of sports teams from California, Wisconsin, Ohio and anywhere else where a similar tax is imposed on out-of-state professional athletes.

Cullerton said he got the idea after reading that Jordan and other members of the Chicago Bulls had to pay California income taxes when they played the Lakers for the NBA championship.

Fencing

Cuba became the first Latin American nation to win a gold medal in fencing, upsetting Germany, 9-6, in the final of the men's team foil event at the 44th World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

L France defeated the Soviet Union, 9-6, for the bronze medal.

Hungary, Great Britain and Austria also qualified for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Colleges

Laws forcing the NCAA to apply rules of criminal due process are unnecessary, NCAA executive director Dick Schultz told The Associated Press Sports Editors national convention in San Antonio.

"We're not opposed to due process, we feel we have that," Schultz said. "Our concern is that our national organization has members in all 50 states.

"If we have four or five states that have some type of due process legislation, then it's impossible for us to evenly apply the rules."

* Women basketball players have a higher graduation rate than their male counterparts -- and higher than the student body as a whole, according to a USA Today survey.

As part of a continuing series on graduation rates for Division I basketball programs, the newspaper found that 60 percent of the women players at the 257 schools are graduating, while 46 percent of the men get their diplomas. Overall, 48 percent of the student body at those schools are graduating.

Those women's programs with no NCAA tournament appearances from 1981-90 are graduating 64 percent of their players. Those schools that made the tournament in that span, ** even if just once, have graduated 56 percent.

College basketball

Texas A&M; officials will accept NCAA findings that list 10 rules violations in the school's program, two more than the school reported, A&M; vice president Robert Smith said.

The NCAA's letter of inquiry alleges that New York talent scout Rob Johnson, acting as a representative of A&M;, violated NCAA rules by lending $125 to former player Tony Scott.

The NCAA letter also said former A&M; head coach Kermit Davis Jr. and former assistant coach Fletcher Cockrell violated NCAA rules by providing false and misleading information to A&M; investigators, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported.

Lacrosse

An honorable mention All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University was arrested on drug charges stemming from a four-month police investigation.

State police narcotics investigators arrested Erik Holbrook, 23, of Syracuse, on charges of sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy and possession of marijuana.

Holbrook, who graduated in May, played defense for Syracuse and was a member of two national championship teams.

Boxing

Unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez suffered a cut on the bridge of his nose during sparring, forcing the cancellation of his super-lightweight title fight next week against Harold Brazier.

It took nine stitches to sew up the cut, and Chavez will not be able to fight until it heals, said Joe Safety, a spokesman for Don King Productions.

The World Boxing Council's 140-pound title fight was on the under card of the heavyweight fight between former champion Mike Tyson and Donovan "Razor" Ruddock at The Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

* Jamey Ollenberger, who fought as a welterweight in the 1980s, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a May 31 car accident in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 31.

He turned pro in the early 1980s and had his most successful year in 1985 when he reached the final of a tournament sponsored by ESPN to decide a junior welterweight champion. Ollenberger lost a bid for the Canadian welterweight title when ,, he was defeated by Ricky Anderson.

Olympics

Kenya has ended a 15-year ban on sports ties with South Africa and opened the way for athletes from each country to compete in the other.

The Kenya National Sports Council sent a letter to its 39 affiliated associations Wednesday, telling them they were free to invite South Africans to compete in Kenya or to send athletes to events in South Africa.

South Africa has been isolated from the international sports community, including the Olympics, because of its apartheid laws.

Steroids

The World Wrestling Federation said it was victimized by reports that a suburban Harrisburg, Pa., doctor supplied steroids to five professional wrestlers, including Hulk Hogan.

Dr. George Zahorian III faces a federal trial on charges of supplying steroids to the athletes, but Hogan's lawyer is trying to keep the former World Wrestling Federation champion out of the case, sources said.

Zahorian was indicted early this year on 10 counts of distributing or intending to distribute steroids, five counts of distributing other controlled substances and two counts of using his offices to distribute the drugs.

Golf

Tracy Hanson, a semifinalist last year, shot a 3-under 69 to capture medalist honors at the 1991 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in Charlottesville, Va.

Hanson, from Rathdrum, Idaho, finished with a 36-hole total of 140, 4-under, at the Birdwood Golf Course. The top 32 players advance to match play beginning today.

The list

First 20-game winner for expansion teams:

Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pitcher Angels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean Chance

Senators/Rangers. . . . . . . . . Fergie Jenkins

Astros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Dierker

Mets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Seaver

Padres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Jones

Expos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Grimsley

Pilots/Brewers. . . . . . . . . . Jim Colborn

Royals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Splittorff

*Blue Jays and Mariners haven't had a 20-game winner

Source: Sports Features Syndicate

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