Archer, Moody Lead Senior Golf

From Staff and Wire Reports

George Archer and Orville Moody fought winds up to 30 m.p.h. and the Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay course to shoot five-under-par 66s for a one-shot lead over Larry Laoretti in Friday’s first round of the GTE Suncoast tournament on the Senior PGA Tour.

Two strokes behind the leaders were Jim Colbert, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Dale Douglass, Bobby Nichols and Dick Goetz.

The up-and-down round of the day belonged to Colbert, who had two eagles and four birdies, but also had five bogeys, including three over his final four holes.



After giving him two 10-day contracts since his move from the CBA, the Lakers signed guard Reggie Jordan to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Clipper guard Mark Jackson and forward Loy Vaught were fined $5,000 each by the NBA for wearing basketball shoes with red lights which illuminate when the players jump. Forwards John Salley of the Miami Heat and Corie Blount of the Chicago Bulls were also fined for wearing the shoes.

Forward Sean Elliott of the Detroit Pistons apparently will be cleared to play in Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Bullets.

University of Utah Coach Rick Majerus was treated for two blocked arteries and is expected to rejoin his team by Monday. . . . Felton Sealey, top assistant to basketball Coach Rudy Washington at Drake, was fired after the university’s investigation into possible recruiting violations.


Left-hander Steve Avery won his arbitration case with the Atlanta Braves and will earn $2.8 million this season instead of $2.1 million. He earned $560,000 in 1993. . . . Montreal Expo outfielder Larry Walker agreed to a contract worth $4.025 million, compared with his $3-million salary in 1993. . . . The Baltimore Orioles’ Mike Devereaux agreed to a $3.375-million contract, a $350,000 raise. . . . The Angels signed left-hander Hilly Hathaway, infielder Kevin Flora and catcher Chris Turner.


Fifth-seeded Magdalena Maleeva upset top-seeded Martina Navratilova, 6-4, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the Virginia Slims of Chicago.


Maleeva will play Chanda Rubin, a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Sandra Cacic, in today’s semifinals. Sixth-seeded Natalia Zvereva beat Zina Garrison Jackson, 6-3, 6-2, and will play Lori McNeil.

Defending champion Boris Becker beat fourth-seeded Cedric Pioline, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, in the quarterfinals of the Muratti Time indoor tournament in Milan, Italy.

Top-seeded Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere led the way into the semifinals of the Asian Women’s Open at Amagasaki, Japan, with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Yonke Kamio.

Track and Field

Sergei Bubka won the pole vault at an indoor meet in Osaka, Japan, with a vault of 19 feet 2 1/4 inches but failed in three tries to break his record of 20-2 1/4.

Bruny Surin of Canada, the world indoor champion at 60 meters, beat Leroy Burrell and Andre Cason in 6.50 seconds in Madrid.


No. 11 Purdue (18-3, 9-1) took a 13-point halftime lead and held on for a 57-54 Big Ten women’s basketball victory over top-ranked Penn State (18-1, 9-1) at West Lafayette, Ind.


Mario Lemieux, sidelined since Nov. 7 because of back pain, is expected to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins today against the Dallas Stars.

The Southeastern Conference has left the ABC and ESPN television packages and will join the CBS sports lineup with a football and basketball deal worth more than $85 million over five years.

Denver Bronco linebacker Karl Mecklenburg became an unrestricted free agent. . . . Cyclist Antonio Martin was was struck by a truck and killed near Madrid.