Shutt Balks at Move, Says He Will Retire


Left wing Steve Shutt of the Kings plans to retire from the National Hockey League because the Kings returned his contract to the Canadiens Tuesday.

Shutt, the highest-scoring left wing in Montreal’s history, was traded to Los Angeles early last season. His contract specifies that the Kings must keep him until the terms expire--it had two seasons and an option year to go--or return him to Montreal.

“I’m retiring,” Shutt told The Canadian Press. “I don’t want to fight anymore for a job with the Canadiens and I don’t want to play in another city.”


King General Manager Rogie Vachon said that he was sending Shutt back because Shutt does not fit into the team’s plans.

“We’re rebuilding and we have to start bringing some kids in,” Vachon said. “We had to get rid of Steve or Tiger (Dave Williams) and we decided to keep Tiger.”

Marv Harshman, recently retired University of Washington basketball coach, underwent tests at a Seattle hospital in an effort to determine the cause of an abdominal ailment.

Harshman, 67, was admitted to the hospital Monday after waking up with severe abdominal pains.

Doctors reportedly made a preliminary diagnosis of a severe gastronomic disorder and began testing for a possible ulcer or gallstone.

Mike Rozier, the Heisman Trophy winner who plays for the Jacksonville Bulls in the United States Football League, said that he would like to play in the National Football League eventually.


Rozier, in Houston for a game against the Houston Gamblers Monday night, borrowed a pair of artificial-turf shoes from the Houston Oilers, the NFL team that owns his rights. “I came to Houston to prove to the fans I’m ready to run for them--whenever,” he said.

Adrian Arreola, the World Boxing Council’s eighth-ranked featherweight contender, scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Ernie Johnson at the Forum Monday night.

Arreola (36-7) dropped Johnson (16-3) with a right uppercut in the sixth round.

In other bouts, Rocky Garcia of Placentia (26-5-2) won a 10-round decision over Jorge Ramirez of East Los Angeles, and Lupe Suarez (17-0) of Corpus Christi, Tex., won on a seventh-round TKO over Byron Taylor of Philadelphia (25-1).

The MONY Tournament of Champions, which brings together only the winners of tour events from the previous season, usually in April or May, will become the first event on the 1986 PGA tour.

The Tournament of Champions will be played Jan. 8-11, a Wednesday-through-Saturday format to avoid a television conflict with the National Football League’s conference championships, at the La Costa Country Club in Carlsbad, Calif.

Duffy Waldorf, a senior at UCLA, was the unanimous choice as College Golf’s Player of the Year, and Bruin Coach Eddie Merrins received the District 8 Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Assn.

Joakim Nystrom, the world’s 10th-ranked tennis player, was involved in a car crash in Skelleftea on the northeast coast of Sweden.

Nystrom said: “I got four stitches in my right hand, and my back is still aching, but with some massage I will be ready to play the French Open next week.”

The U.S. national soccer team will be without forward Chico Borja Sunday when it faces Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifying game at Alejandro Morera Stadium in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Borja suffered a sprained right knee in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago at Torrance.

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New York Met right-hander Bruce Berenyi, bothered by tendinitis, will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder today in Columbus, Ga., and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.

A memorial will be held for Phil Dye today at 4:30 p.m. at the Jonathon Club in Santa Monica. Dye, 49, a forward on the USC basketball team in the late 50s, died Friday.