Ferraro, Wiseman 1-2 going into stepladder
Dave Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., and Danny Wiseman of Dundalk are first and second, respectively, heading into today's finals of the PBA Tour's $150,000 Toyota Open at Sayville (N.Y.) Bowl. The show will be televised by channels 13 and 7 at 3 p.m. Wiseman earned the second seed with 9,990 pins. A four-time champion, he finished third in Sayville last year. He is 12-2 on television. Del Ballard Jr., Tom Baker and non-winner Philip Ringener are third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Spring Marine Swap Meet and Flea Market to benefit the Maryland Food Bank has been postponed until a week from today. Benefit organizers said they feared that poor weather forecast for today would hurt attendance. The benefit will be held at the Pasadena Boatel, 2010 Knollview Road in Pasadena, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch said he does not believe Magic Johnson will play in the Summer Games. Johnson, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers in November after testing positive for the virus that causes AIDS, has said he intends to play for the U.S. basketball team in Barcelona, Spain. Samaranch said he believes Johnson will consider himself too out of shape to play.
Scott Pellerin, who overcame a severe knee injury to lead Maine to its fourth straight 30-win season, won the Hobey Baker Award as the country's best player. Pellerin, a senior left wing from Shediac, New Brunswick, had 32 goals and 25 assists in 36 games.
A sexual-harassment charge involving the New England Patriots was filed in U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I., in a $6 million lawsuit brought by a former employee of the NFL team. Carolyn Palla, 28, of Providence, alleges she was harassed by vice president of administration Patrick Forte.
Track and field
Gabriel Tiacoh, who in 1984 became the only Olympic medalist from the Ivory Coast when he won a silver medal in the 400-meter --, has died in an Atlanta hospital of viral meningitis. He was 29.
Olympic and world champion Viktor Petrenko landed three triple Axels to take first place in the Skaters Championships after the men's short program in Cincinnati. Katarina Witt, the 1984 and '88 Olympic gold medalist, finished first after the women's short program with a narrow edge over Debi Thomas.
Kulwicki sets record in Food City qualifier
Alan Kulwicki took the pole with a track record yesterday at Bristol International Raceway in qualifying for tomorrow's Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn.
Kulwicki circled the .533 mile oval at 122.474 mph. The previous qualifying record was set in 1989 by Mark Martin at 120.278 mph.
* Eddie Hill set a Rockingham (N.C.) Dragway track record in taking the first-day qualifying lead in the fourth annual Winston Invitational, drag racing's official all-star event. Hill drove his Pennzoil Top Fuel dragster to a time of 4.919 seconds at 287.44 mph on the second of two allowed qualifying runs.
Del Ballard Jr. held the lead after five rounds of the PBA Tour Toyota Open in Sayville, N.Y., with 8,181 pins. Danny Wiseman of Dundalk was fourth with 8,015 pins.
World champion Lane Spina of Reno, Nev., captured his fifth national ballet skiing title in the U.S. championships in Winter Park, Colo.