Rebecca Mardis of Laurel County, Ky., has filed suit in Las Vegas against Dennis Rodman, claiming the former Laker assaulted her a Las Vegas resort lobby.
The condition of Steve Fried, the mechanic who was injured in a pit accident Sunday at the Indianapolis 500, has been upgraded to serious at Methodist Hospital.
NCAA investigators decided that the DePaul men's basketball program didn't commit a major recruiting violation last year when it signed one of the nation's best freshmen classes.
The only infraction investigators cited was an instance when two recruits were served pizza in the DePaul locker room after a game, said James R. Doyle, the school's vice president for student affairs.
Washington State football Coach Mike Price denied his program was in disarray after four players--including last season's top rusher and receiver--appeared in court on separate charges. Whitman County Superior Court Judge Wallis Friel released receiver Nian N. Taylor on his own recognizance on domestic violence charges and continued an arraignment on burglary and theft charges for running back Kevin Brown and two reserve players.
Shawn Myrick, a senior guard at the Cincinnati last season, was indicted on a charge of sexual battery. . . . Former Illinois basketball player Ervin Small pleaded guilty in Urbana, Ill., to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
American sprinters broke a string of German victories by sweeping the 100-meter dashes in an international track and field meet at Chemnitz, Germany. Dennis Mitchell won the men's 100 in 10.17 seconds. The women's 100 went to Zundra Feagin, who won in 11.55.
Sergei Gontchar powered to victory in a time trial at cycling's Tour of Italy, and Laurent Jalabert failed in his bid to overtake Marco Pantani in the overall standings.
Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and Dodger coach Manny Mota are among the professional athletes and coaches who will participate in a sports day with developmentally handicapped students June 14 at the Lokrantz Special Education Center in Reseda.