Georgia football Coach Vince Dooley informed state officials and friends Wednesday that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate next year.
Former Georgia athletic director Joel Eaves and Dooley's current assistant coach, Bill Hartman Jr., both confirmed to newspaper reporters that Dooley, who is the university's current athletic director, had called them to say he would remain at Georgia.
Dooley, 51, has scheduled a news conference this morning at an Atlanta hotel.
Two pro football players, both formerly with the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League, have been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine to undercover police officers in Jacksonville, Fla.
Ken Howell, 24, and Dann Lute, 26, both of Jacksonville Beach, were each being held on $25,000 bond Wednesday. Also arrested was Michael Moody, 23, who was not associated with the team.
The three were charged with selling an ounce of cocaine on May 22, police said.
Howell, a former Georgia Tech player, started the first 24 games in the franchise's history at offensive guard before suffering a broken ankle six games into the 1985 season. He was released by the Bulls with two games remaining.
Lute, a former North Carolina State player, was cut earlier this year after he had fallen in a bathtub at Tempe, Ariz., and suffered a pelvic injury. The backup linebacker rejoined the team with three games left in the season but was released after the season ended.
Linebacker Mike Green of the San Diego Chargers pleaded innocent to a charge of cocaine possession and asked to be put in a drug diversion program that would allow him to keep a clean criminal record.
Green, 24, was arrested by San Diego police after he left a house in Ocean Beach that was being watched by police, who suspected drug dealing there. Police said Green was carrying a gram of cocaine when he was arrested.
He was free on $2,000 bail.
Mike Dunleavy, who began last season as a guard with the Milwaukee Bucks, filed a $10-million suit against American Airlines, claiming that a runway accident injured his back and ended his career.
The accident occurred last Dec. 1, when an American jet stopped suddenly at Baltimore International Airport to avoid hitting a fuel truck.
The jolt injured Dunleavy's back, according to the suit filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Tests showed that Dunleavy suffered a herniated disk in his spine, causing pain in his back, right leg and foot.
Pitcher Pascual Perez, suspended without pay by the Atlanta Braves after going AWOL from the team, is expected to be put on the restricted list today.
The Braves are expected to call up pitcher Joe Johnson from the minors.
The San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL have not been good for San Antonio's image, according to Mayor Henry Cisneros.
Cisneros objected to the club's management putting the entire football team on waivers this week after failing to meet a deadline for making good on two overdue paychecks.
"I wish it had been handled another way," he said. "What has occurred here is not good, and I'm not pleased. This is not in the best image that this has occurred in San Antonio."
An inquiry by the British government into poor behavior at soccer games has resulted in a call for a ban on visiting fans, among other changes. The study also condemned the chanting of obscene and racial slogans that, the inquiry said, led to fan violence verging on tribal warfare.
The sweeping proposals, which also included a series of safety recommendations in the wake of the May 11 Bradford soccer stadium fire that killed 56 people, were welcomed by the sport's authorities.
The proposals call for the installation of perimeter fencing around soccer grounds, closed-circuit television cameras to spot troublemakers, tougher punishments for those caught, and a requirement that spectators have club membership identity cards to be admitted to a stadium.
Doctors for Samoan-born boxer Chris Schwenke expressed guarded optimism but said, "He's not out of the woods, yet." Schwenke lost consciousness after losing a 10-round light-heavyweight fight against Prince Mohammed on Monday night at the Forum and underwent brain surgery at Daniel Freeman Hospital.
Doctors reported no change in Schwenke's condition, but he continued to respond to simple voice commands, hospital spokeswoman Christie Plank said.
Schwenke lost consciousness in his locker room 20 minutes after the bout against Mohammed, the World Boxing Council's No. 2-ranked light-heavyweight contender.
Follow My Star charged down the stretch, took the lead just before the 16th pole and won the $1 million Sweetheart in stakes-record time at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
Driver John Campbell guided the Governor Skipper filly over the one-mile test in 1:55, breaking the stakes mark of 1:55 4/5 shared by three other pacers. Follow My Star paid $8.40 to win.
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Ghyslain Luneau, a hockey writer for the Journal de Montreal who died in a head-on car crash outside Montreal last weekend at the age of 28, will be nominated for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Luneau, who covered the Montreal Canadiens, was one of the most widely read French-Canadian sportswriters.
Running back Greg Allen of Florida State, the Cleveland Browns' top draft choice in 1985, agreed to a series of 1-year contracts. Terms were not announced.