Pierce, Rubin ousted in 2nd round in Philadelphia
Mary Pierce and Chanda Rubin lost in straight sets yesterday in the second round of the $800,000 Advanta Championships in Philadelphia.
Pierce, the No. 3 seed, fell, 6-3, 7-5, to Zina Garrison-Jackson, winner of three of their last four meetings. Rubin, the No. 8 seed, lost to qualifier Meredith McGrath, 6-3, 6-1. McGrath advances to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Steffi Graf.
No. 2 Conchita Martinez, the 1993 Philadelphia champ ousted Natalie Tauziat of France, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. In the lone evening singles match, No. 3 Gabriela Sabatini withstood Brenda Schultz-McCarthy's tough serves to win, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Martin loses: Todd Martin was upset and three other seeded players -- Thomas Enqvist, Arnaud Boetsch and Stefan Edberg -- were extended to three sets before advancing in the Stockholm Open in Sweden.
Kafelnikov wins: Top seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov, slowed by a left knee injury that will require surgery, overcame a sluggish start to beat unseeded Cedric Pioline, 7-5, 6-1, in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Top Maine recruit picks Villanova over Terrapins
T. J. Caouette of Winthrop (Maine) High is expected to announce at a news conference today he will sign a national letter of intent to play at Villanova next season
The Wildcats apparently beat out Maryland, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame in the recruiting race. Caouette, a versatile 6-foot-7 forward who visited Maryland two weeks ago, has a 25.5 point career scoring average at Winthrop, where he is also the No. 1 academic student in his 300-member class.
Terps sign guard: Maryland signed two women's players, adding to areas where the Terps are weakest, point guard and the post.
The Terps signed Tiffany Brown, a 5-foot-6 guard from Elizabeth Seton High School in Prince George's County, where she has averaged 9.1 points, with 296 assists and 196 steals over three seasons. The signing of 6-3 center Brandi Barnes, from Joppatowne, had already been announced.
Loyola falls: Blanchard Hurd (Milford Mill) had 17 points in his first collegiate game, but Loyola lost to Prievidza of Slovakia, 74-72.
Two divisions for Big East: In a move coaches have sought since the Big East expanded to 13 teams, the conference has split into divisions, a decision that will only affect seeding for the postseason tournament.
The Big East 7 will consist of Georgetown, Miami, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Syracuse. The Big East 6 has Boston College, Connecticut, Notre Dame, St. John's, Villanova and West Virginia.
Bandits' Hicks gets call to join Mighty Ducks
Alex Hicks, one of the top performers for the Baltimore Bandits in the new team's halting start in the AHL, was called up by the parent Anaheim club of the NHL yesterday and was on hand for the Mighty Ducks' game against the Canadiens in Montreal last night.
The team captain's spot on the Bandits' roster was taken by Dwayne Norris, who was signed as a free agent by the Ducks last weekend. Norris, 25, spent some time with the Quebec Nordiques last season and had 30 goals and 43 assists in 60 games for the Cornwall Aces of the AHL.
Loyola gets Lafayette: Loyola will visit Lafayette in the NCAA play-in game at 1 p.m. Sunday in Easton, Pa., with the winner advancing to the NCAA men's soccer tournament. Loyola won its seventh consecutive MAAC championship, and Lafayette won the Patriot League title.
Lindros out another week: The Flyers' Eric Lindros said he expects to be out of the lineup at least another week with a strained knee ligament.
Glenn might play: Ohio State wide receiver Terry Glenn, who separated his right shoulder making a catch last week, could play in Saturday's game against Illinois, coach John Cooper said.
Schlegel wins first major: Ernie Schlegel won his first major championship and first title in more than six years, defeating Randy Pederson, 237-236, to capture the Professional Bowlers Association $200,000 Bayer Brunswick Touring Players Championship in Pittsburgh.
Adler out front: Kim Adler won four matches in the final round to edge Aleta Still for the top position in tonight's stepladder final of the LPBT's Players Championship in Rockford, Ill.
One racer was killed and three others seriously injured in two separate offshore powerboat racing accidents during the Key West (Fla.) World Championship.
Ozzie Canseco arrested: Ozzie Canseco, the twin brother of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jose Canseco, was arrested in Pembroke Pines, Fla., for allegedly firing a gun at a delivery van.
Charges dimissed: Two misdemeanor charges against Nebraska tailback James Sims have been dismissed because he entered a pretrial diversion program.
Sims, 24, was arrested July 3 after a disturbance involving his former girlfriend.
Amateur boxing: The South Atlantic Boxing Association will hold its amateur championships for novice and open class fighters at the Wyndham Hotel in Annapolis on Nov. 17-18. Tickets are priced at $10 and $13. Call (410) 266-3131.
L.A.'s fearsome foursome
The NL Rookie of the Year will be announced today. If Hideo Nomo wins, he would be the fourth Dodger in a row, following Eric Karros, Mike Piazza and Raul Mondesi. Name the Dodgers who won from 1979 to 1982. (Answer, 6D)
NB Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Howe, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Sax.