Adirondack captures Calder Cup in 7 games
The Adirondack Red Wings won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup last night by scoring four straight third-period goals to defeat the Maple Leafs, 5-2, in Game 7 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Allan Bester, who made 45 saves for his league- Sports briefly
record 14th playoff victory, was named the Most Valuable Player of the series.
The visiting team won all seven games.
Phil Nevin, projected as the No. 1 pick in next week's major-league draft, hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, one shy of the College World Series record, as Fullerton State beat Florida State, 7-2, in a first-round game in Omaha, Neb. He fell short of the series record of seven RBI in a game, set by Arizona's Carl Thomas in 1954 and tied by Arizona State's Stan Holmes in 1981. The win moves the Titans (43-15) into a winner's bracket game tomorrow against top-ranked Miami (54-8), which beat California, 4-3, in 13 innings on a sacrifice fly by Charles Johnson.
Artise Anderson, a 15-year-old boy accused of killing Indianapolis Colts defensive end Shane Curry, was ordered into the adult court system by Judge John O'Connor, presiding in Hamilton County (Ohio) Juvenile Court. Anderson had been living with his mother in Capitol Heights and more recently, with his father in Gaithersburg before moving to a Cincinnati suburb to live with his grandparents about month before the shooting. Police allege that Anderson shot Curry to death May 3 in the parking lot of a restaurant.
* Bill Parcells denied offering a coaching job to a former player who claims he wasn't hired because he is black. Lance Hamilton, a free agent defensive back who was cut by Parcells in 1986, has accused the New York Giants of breach of contract and racial discrimination in a suit being heard before state Superior Court Judge Benedict Lucchi in Hackensack, N.J.
Mario Andretti was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, but his youngest son, Jeff, will be hospitalized at least two more weeks and then faces months of rehabilitation from serious foot and leg injuries suffered in last week's Indianapolis 500.
Dave D'Entremont averaged 234 over 42 games of qualifying to earn the top seed for the finals of the $125,000 PBA Seattle Open. D'Entremont, a non-winner, will be followed on the stepladder by Harry Sullins, David Traber, Mark Thayer and Eric Adolphson.
Track and field
Johns Hopkins junior Sylke Knuppel (Glenelg) won the women's javelin at the NCAA Division III Championships at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a throw of 49.44 meters.
* The International Amateur Athletic Federation Council cleared the way for South Africans to take part in the Summer Olympics but not for banned 400-meter world-record holder Butch Reynolds. The council upheld an IAAF arbitration panel decision of May 11 affirming the two-year suspension of Reynolds, who tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid in August 1990, and said any athlete who competes against him would face suspension. A U.S. judge in Columbus, Ohio, ordered Thursday that Reynolds be allowed to compete despite the ban. Reynolds plans to compete in today's Bruce Jenner Classic in San Jose, Calif.
Tennessee coach Johnny Majors, 57, was resting in stable condition at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis after suffering chest pains. Doctors said he did not have a heart attack. Majors was to have met this weekend with athletic director Doug Dickey to discuss defensive line coach Bob Maddox's status. Maddox, a Frederick native hired in February, was charged with drunken driving this week.
Ireland's Christy O'Connor Jr. shot a 6-under-par 67 and took the second-round lead in the $1 million British Masters in Woburn, England, with a 138.
Heavyweight Bert Cooper, who admitted he was a cocaine addict after quitting a fight with George Foreman in 1989, was arrested this week on drug charges in Chester, Pa. Cooper, 26, the only fighter to knock down champion Evander Holyfield, was arrested Tuesday night after police found a cocaine pipe and a plastic bag containing white powder hidden in his sock.