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Lemieux Expected to Sit Out

August 01, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Mario Lemieux will meet with Pittsburgh Penguin owner Howard Baldwin this week and is expected to tell him that he isn't healthy enough to play this season, according to sources close to the team.

Lemieux, 28, who sat out most of last season after his second back operation in four years, has sat out at least 25 games over each of the last five seasons because of a bad back and Hodgkin's disease.

The Penguins traded right wing Rick Tocchet to the Kings for All-Star left wing Luc Robitaille last Friday, but Penguin General Manager Craig Patrick denied he made the trade in anticipation of Lemieux not playing.


Conchita Martinez of Spain defeated countrywoman Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, to win the U.S. Women's Hardcourts title at Stratton Mountain, Vt., in a confrontation between the world's second- and third-ranked players.

Czech Karel Novacek scored a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) victory over Australian Richard Fromberg in the Dutch Open clay court championships final at Hilversum, Netherlands.

Top-seeded Anke Huber of Germany outlasted Austrian Judith Wiesner, 6-3, 6-3, to win the $100,000 Styria Open clay-court tournament at Maria Lankowitz, Austria.


Shaquille O'Neal scored 18 points and had eight rebounds in 18 minutes to lead Dream Team II past the U.S. Goodwill Games team, 113-75, in Oakland. Tyus Edney of UCLA led the Goodwill Games team with 13 points.

Clipper assistant coach Johnny Davis has agreed to a three-year contract to become an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers.


Carlos Alberto Parreira resigned as coach of Brazil's national team after leading it to the World Cup title and will coach Valencia in the Spanish League's first division. Mario Zagalo, Parreira's assistant, will take over.

The U.S. women's soccer team defeated Germany, 2-1, at Fairfax, Va., in the opening game of the Chiquita Cup.


Dick Rosenthal, Notre Dame's athletic director, will announce his retirement today, The South Bend Tribune reported. The newspaper said Rosenthal wanted to spend more time with his family.

Yasuei Yakushiji floored former champion Byun Jung-il five times, finally stopping him in the 11th round at Nagoya, Japan, to retain the World Boxing Council bantamweight title.

Randy Stoklos and Adam Johnson defeated Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh, 15-8, to win the Nestea Open beach volleyball tournament at Belmar, N.J. Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires won the women's division, defeating Nancy Reno and Angela Rock in a double final, 7-5. . . . Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan defeated Barbra Fontana and Lori Kotas-Forsythe, 15-9, to win a women's beach volleyball tournament at Long Beach.

The 1999 Pan American Games were awarded to Winnipeg, Manitoba--the second time the Canadian city will stage the event.

Patrick Muturi of Kenya fought off a brief challenge by countryman Andrew Musuva to win the 1994 City of San Francisco Marathon in 2:17:34. Karolina Szabo of Hungary won the women's race in 2:44:34.

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