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Gustafsson Surprises Courier in Second Round

November 03, 1993|From Staff and Wire Reports

Magnus Gustafsson of Sweden upset second-seeded Jim Courier, 6-4, 6-3, in the second round of the Paris Open on Tuesday.

For Courier, who had a bye in the first round, it was only the third time in 22 tournaments that he lost in his opening match.

"The first matches are always the most dangerous," he said. "You are still getting used to the new balls, new courts and new atmosphere."

Three-time champion Boris Becker survived a third-set tiebreaker to defeat Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia, 6-7 (8-6), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Sixth-seeded Stefan Edberg, who won the tournament in 1990, defeated Frenchman Olivier Delaitre, 6-2, 6-3, and eighth-seeded Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine outlasted Amos Mansdorf of Israel, 6-7, (7-2), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Kimberly Po won three consecutive games to force a third set and then went on to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 first-round upset of fifth-seeded Patty Fendick in the Bank of the West Tennis Classic at Oakland.

Seventh-seeded Ann Grossman beat Sadra Cacic, 6-4, 6-1, and No. 8 Iva Majoli of Croatia defeated Shaun Stafford, 7-5, 6-3.

Hockey

Steve Larmer, holding out for a $4.3-million contract, was the key player in a three-way, eight-player NHL trade that sent him to Hartford and then to the New York Rangers.

The Chicago Blackhawks sent Larmer and defenseman Bryan Marchment to the Whalers for left wing Pat Poulin and defenseman Eric Weinrich. Hartford then sent Larmer, an all-star right wing, left wing Nick Kypreos, defenseman Barry Richter and a draft choice to the Rangers for defenseman James Patrick and center Darren Turcotte.

Kypreos received a five-game suspension from the NHL, which also suspended Kevin Haller of the Montreal Canadiens for four games.

Kypreos was suspended for deliberately injuring James Black of the Dallas Stars on Oct. 27. He also was fined $500.

Haller was disciplined for slashing Mark Messier of the New York Rangers on Oct. 28. He also was fined $500.

College Basketball

Darrel Johnson, coach at Baylor, told the Houston Post that an internal investigation of his program has been completed with no discovery of wrongdoing.

A former Baylor basketball player told the newspaper that Johnson arranged to provide a car and full-time pay for former forward Eric Dortch while both played at Baylor.

Pro Basketball

The Denver Nuggets waived guard Roy Marble and announced that guard Reggie Theus has decided to retire.

The Boston Celtics reduced their roster to 12 players by cutting guard Travis Mays and forward Lorenzo Williams.

Miscellany

German authorities apologized to the U.S. government for a neo-Nazi attack against American luge team members, and said the "disgraceful act" must not damage the two countries' friendship.

The beating of Duncan Kennedy by a skinhead mob and its taunting of his black teammate is underscoring Germany's inability to stop neo-Nazi violence.

About 4,800 far-right attacks have been reported since 1991, with 26 deaths.

Overcrowding in the student seating section may have contributed to a stampede that left dozens injured after Wisconsin's football victory over Michigan last Saturday at Wisconsin.

The school announced plans to avoid a recurrence Saturday against Ohio State--the last home game the Badgers play this season.

A judge in East Rutherford, N.J., has awarded the New York Giants $75,000 in attorney fees and costs in a case brought by a black former Penn State football player who charged discrimination when the team did not hire him as an assistant coach. A Bergen County jury ruled on June 4, 1992, that the team did not discriminate against Lance Hamilton, a defensive back cut by the Giants in 1986.

Names in the News

Former World Boxing Council welterweight champion Buddy McGirt won a 10-round unanimous decision over Nick Rupa at Atlantic City, N.J.

Robert Vanhoozer, a disabled former jockey who worked to help other disabled riders, died of cancer Monday at his home in Brucetown, Va. He was 42.

Mississippi Chancellor Gerald Turner took himself out of the running for top post of the NCAA. Turner had interviewed with the NCAA executive committee and Presidents Commission about the NCAA executive director vacancy.

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