Hungarian ties world mark; Sanders, Evans win heats
A world record was tied and an eagerly awaited rematch assured as swimming heats opened at the World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia.
Norbert Rozsa of Hungary, ranked 22nd in the world in the men's 100-meter breaststroke, beat the mighty Adrian Moorhouse of Britain and equaled his world record of 1 minute, 1.49 seconds in qualifying for the evening's final.
In the women's 400 individual medley, Stanford University freshman Summer Sanders turned in the best qualifying time of 4:43.80 and will go against Olympic champion and U.S. teammate Janet Evans for the gold medal.
Evans won her heat easily in 4:49.10. Hayley Lewis of Australia had the second-fastest time, 4:45.42 in Sanders' heat.
The final will be a rematch of last summer's Goodwill Games, where Sanders ended Evans' four-year winning streak in the event.
With afternoon temperatures again around 100 degrees, Americans picked up silver medals in women's diving and synchronized swimming.
Gao Min of China won the 1-meter springboard over Wendy Lucero of the United States. Sylvie Frechette of Canada won the solo synchro swimming title, beating American rival Kristen Babb by 4 1/2 points.
Reserve guard's 3-pointers lift Georgia Tech to victory
Wake Forest didn't give reserve guard Brian Domalik enough respect. Domalik made three 3-point baskets late in the game to lead the 24th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to a 101-91 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest.
Kenny Anderson scored 32 points, including 10 in 43 seconds midway through the second half, to set up the Yellow Jackets' sixth consecutive victory.
The Deacons had cut Tech's 18-point lead to 8 before Domalik hit his 9 points.
Wake Forest coach Dave Odom said he had told his players during a timeout to make sure Anderson didn't score, which meant Domalik probably would get a shot.
"I told the players during the timeout that if he hits the 3 and I know he's capable of doing that, that's not a matter of disrespect for him. It's a matter of ultimate respect for Kenny Anderson."
Meanwhile, Ron Huery scored a season-high 22 points to pace No. 2 Arkansas to a 95-79 victory over Houston.
More reforms may come at 85th NCAA convention
Although some are calling the 85th NCAA convention the most reform-minded ever, NCAA president Albert M. Witte called it only a beginning.
"I would caution people who are building it up as some sort of watershed in the history of mankind that it is not," Witte said during a media luncheon in Nashville, Tenn.
The 182 proposals, resolutions and amendments include a so-called "reform package" sponsored by the NCAA President's Commission. Those changes, if accepted, would reduce the number of scholarships in every sport, cut down on the size of coaching staffs and restrict recruiting, among other things.
Witte said he expects the most controversial proposals to be those calling for a 10 percent reduction in scholarships, cuts in coaching staffs and stiffer eligibility requirements for membership in Division I-A, the highest athletic classification.
NCAA clears Dan McGwire to play in Shrine Game
San Diego State quarterback Dan McGwire has been cleared to play in the East-West Shrine all-star game, the NCAA said.
McGwire's status was questioned after he announced his intention to retain a lawyer to represent him in negotiations for a pro football contract.
The Shrine Game is scheduled for Jan. 26 at Stanford.
Elsewhere, Rob Turner, Indiana's leading receiver in 1988 and 1990, has flunked out of school and must look to the professional leagues to continue playing football. Turner, 22, lost his final season of NCAA eligibility and is a likely choice in the NFL draft later this year. Turner finished with 71 career catches for 1,603 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Sukova wins 3rd straight Aussie Hardcourt title
Defending champion Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia won her third Australian Women's Hardcourt Championship at Brisbane, Australia, with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Japan's unseeded Akiko Kijimuta.
The strain of having to complete her postponed semifinal against the Soviet Union's Larisa Savchenko just 30 minutes earlier obviously weekend Kijimuta when she took the court against Sukova.
The two semifinal matches were postponed Saturday because of heavy rain, with Kijimuta leading Savchenko, 6-4, 4-4. She went on to win the match, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
Sukova also had to complete her semifinal against American Linda Harvey-Wild in the first match played Sunday, and she had a much easier time, winning, 6-1, 6-1.
At Wellington, New Zealand, Australian Richard Fromberg earned his third career title by routing Sweden's Lars Jonsson, 6-1, 6- 4, 6-4, in the final of the $175,000 BP New Zealand Championships.
At Adelaide, Australia, Sweden's Niclas Kulti, once the world's top junior player, defeated Germany's Michael Stich, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in the rain-interrupted final of the $175,000 Men's Hardcourt Championship.
Around & About
Promoter Don King has offered undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight Riddick Bowe a June fight with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Tyson has a March 18 date with Canadian Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. King said that if Tyson beats Ruddock, he would forgo fighting the winner of the April 19 heavyweight title fight between Evander Holyfield and George Foreman to fight Bowe in June. . . . Virgil Hill won a unanimous points decision from fellow American Mike Peak to retain his World Boxing Association light heavyweight title in Bismarck, N.D. . . . Twenty-three years after leaving town, Wilt Chamberlain will be honored by the Philadelphia 76ers, who will retire his "13" jersey in March. The Sixers will honor the 54-year-old Chamberlain on March 18 in a ceremony before a game with the Orlando Magic.