Two More Arrested in Tulane Case : Names in the News : Alfred Day, a leading harness racing driver at New England tracks and a driver-trainer at Liberty Bell Park in recent years, died at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, two days after suffering a stroke. He was 56.

Another student and a convicted bookmaker were arrested as the investigation into alleged point-shaving by Tulane University basketball players spread off campus for the first time.

The new arrests brought to seven the number of people arrested.

David Rothenberg, a student from New Orleans who was not on the basketball team, was booked on one count of conspiracy to commit sports bribery.

Roland Ruiz, 48, whose record includes a federal conviction in connection with counterfeiting and a series of state convictions for gambling, was booked on five counts of sports bribery and one count of conspiracy.

Ruiz is the only person arrested in the scandal who is not a Tulane student.

District Attorney Harry Connick confirmed that two of the students arrested, senior teammates Jon Johnson and Clyde Eads, were given immunity in exchange for their testimony.

The UCLA football team, 9-3 last year and winner of the Fiesta Bowl, will begin spring training Monday for the 1985 season.

Twelve starters will return for the Bruins, including All-American placekicker John Lee.

Coach Terry Donahue will be looking to fill the quarterback position, vacated with the departure of Steve Bono.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Billy Cannon Jr. said his pro football career has ended after a team of doctors told him that a spinal injury makes it impossible for him to play without risking permanent paralysis.

"This is all pretty much final," Cannon told the Dallas Morning News. "I'm not going to play again."

Cannon's congenital spinal condition was complicated during the 1984 season when he tackled New Orleans running back Wayne Wilson, was knocked unconscious and suffered a brief paralysis of his arms and legs before being helped from the field.

A four-year collective bargaining agreement between the USFL and its players was approved by both sides.

Major provisions of the agreement call for a minimum salary of $22,500; major medical insurance for all players and their dependents, as well as life and dental insurance; increased preseason and postseason pay, and an independent arbitration system for hearing grievances in both injury and non-injury cases.

The California Coastal Commission has given the go-ahead for the controversial Spanish Bay project, which will allow a developer to build a St. Andrews-style golf course, 240-room hotel and an 80-room condominium complex at the seaside community of Carmel.

The Pebble Beach Company was granted the construction permit on a 7-5 vote by the commission, which approved the project, pending technical revisions.

The project entails re-creating, as close as possible, Scotland's St. Andrews, considered by many the world's first golf course.

Construction on the $125-million development is scheduled to begin in October.

The Milwaukee Bucks got good news about Terry Cummings but bad news about Kenny Fields.

A bone scan showed the pain in Cummings' left foot was not the result of a stress fracture and probably could be eased with rest and anti-inflammatory medication.

However, it was determined that Fields' right ankle was severely sprained, requiring that it be placed in a cast. The team said Fields, injured in the Bucks' 121-116 victory over the New York Knicks Thursday, could be sidelined for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.

The Wales Conference champion will have the home-ice advantage for the 1985 Stanley Cup finals, the NHL announced.

The home ice is determined by the overall record of teams in the Wales Conference against clubs from the Campbell Conference. The Wales led, 148-135-37, with 10 interconference meetings remaining.

The Soviet National Olympic Committee voted in favor of asking the International Olympic Committee to name Leningrad as the site of the 1996 Olymoic Winter games.

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