Banks Arrested in Sex Assault Case

Charger linebacker Chip Banks was arrested in Atlanta Wednesday night on suspicion of holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her.

It was the third time Banks has been arrested since October.

Banks, 29, was charged with false imprisonment, aggravated sodomy, possession of cocaine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a city detention center spokeswoman said.

Banks, who sat out the entire season because of a contract dispute with the Chargers, had been free on bond while awaiting trial on an October drug arrest, according to an Atlanta city detention center spokeswoman.


Dan Troy hit a 58-foot shot at the buzzer to give UC San Diego a 68-66 victory over LaVerne in a nonconference men’s basketball game at UCSD.

Lamont Landers, who led LaVerne with 24 points, scored with 3 seconds to play to put LaVerne on top, 66-65.

Gordon McNeill scored 16 points to lead UCSD (5-8), and Kirk Kramer added 10.

Hawaii Hilo, the eighth-ranked NAIA team in the country, defeated Christian Heritage, 88-74, Tuesday night at Hilo, Hawaii. The loss stopped a 6-game winning streak by Christian Heritage (13-3).

The U.S. International basketball team will continue its 3-game East Coast trip when it plays at Manhattan tonight.

The Gulls will be trying to stop a losing streak that has reached 3 games. USIU (6-12) defeated Manhattan last season, 96-81, at Golden Hall.


The Padres have signed pitcher Pat Clements to a 1-year contract and are reportedly close to a 2-year deal with Dennis Rasmussen. Both players were eligible for salary arbitration.


Bill Seidel of La Jolla and Hugh Weckerly of San Diego teamed up to defeat Merrill Flood of San Diego and Lee Spencer of Corona del Mar, 6-2, 7-5, in the finals of the men’s 80 doubles at the San Diego Senior Heart Assn. tennis tournament at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club.

That was the only final played Wednesday, where quarterfinals were played in 6 men’s divisions and 2 women’s divisions.

Top-seeded Herb Maranz of Santa Ana was upset by Clare Hoke of Claremont, 6-3, 6-3, in men’s 65 singles. In men’s 70 singles, second-seeded Dan Walker of South Gate was upset by fifth-seeded Bob McDonald of San Diego.