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Saturday, July 20, 1991 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Ex-Seahawk Young, Ex-Cougar Mayes Retire From Football

Times News Services

-- PRO FOOTBALL

Fredd Young, a four-time Pro Bowler who joined the Indianapolis Colts after a trade from Seattle in 1988, announced his retirement yesterday because of an arthritic right hip.

Meanwhile, former Washington State and two-time All-Pro running back Rueben Mayes retired abruptly, saying football just wasn't any fun anymore, and he intended to try something new.

Mayes ran well in yesterday's New Orleans Saints' workouts in La Crosse, Wis., then called a news conference.

"I have the desire to do a lot of things, but not to play football anymore," said Mayes, who carried 138 times last season, averaging 3.7 yards per carry.

In three years in Indianapolis, Young never equaled his glory years in Seattle, where he gained fame for his play on the Seahawks' special teams. He started 11 games for the Colts in 1990.

-- Atlanta nose tackle Tony Casillas, 27, announced his retirement and said he would pursue a business career.

-- Quarterback Mark Rypien's holdout from the Washington Redskins' training camp may be longer than had been expected as contract talks appeared to have bogged down with no sign of an early breakthrough.

-- Wide receiver Herman Moore, the Detroit Lions' No. 1 draft choice, signed a three-year contract worth a reported $2.4 million.

-- The San Diego Chargers signed rookie running back Eric Bieniemy.

-- Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joe Gilliam was arrested after allegedly robbing a fast-food restaurant in Shreveport, La., police said.

-- AUTO RACING

Reports of A.J. Foyt's retirement may be somewhat premature. Foyt, 56, has hired Mike Groff to drive his car at road courses the rest of the season, but Foyt said yesterday he hopes to drive in at least two more Indy-car races this season with the outside possibility of more next year.

-- Michael Andretti grabbed the provisional pole for tomorrow's Indy race in Toronto.

-- TENNIS

A man described as a longtime fan of Steffi Graf has asked that a restraining order be put on the tennis star's father.

Attorneys for James Levee and his fiancee, Jill Genson, asked a judge to order Peter Graf and his son, Michael, to keep away from them and Levee's home. In his petition before a Palm Beach (Fla.) circuit court judge, Levee said Peter Graf struck him on the head in an unprovoked attack June 6 during the French Open in Paris.

-- Monica Seles, the world's top-ranked women's player, advanced to the semifinals of the $150,000 Pathmark Classic in Mahwah, N.J., then refused to commit herself to play for the Yugoslavian team next week in the Federation Cup in England.

-- Unseeded Lars Koslowski of Germany and Wimbledon champion Michael Stich advanced to the semifinals in the Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

-- Top-seeded Andre Agassi easily advanced to the semifinals of the $600,000 Sovran Bank Classic, but third-seeded Brad Gilbert and No. 4 Richey Reneberg were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Agassi, the defending champion, beat Johan Carlsson of Sweden 7-5, 6-2.

-- Top-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez ripped unseeded Donna Faber 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Virginia Slims Hall of Fame Invitational tournament in Newport, R.I.

-- BOWLING

Chris Warren held onto the top spot for today's stepladder finals of the PBA $130,000 Wichita Open. Warren, from Dallas, won seven of eight games en route to the top slot.

Hugh Miller of Seattle will meet David Guindon of West Seneca, N.Y., in the first match of the stepladder format. Miller is a five-time champion. Guindon is looking for his first victory.

-- OLYMPIC FESTIVAL

Allen James of Mission Viejo, Calif., a graduate of Shorecrest High School, won the 20-kilometer racewalk at the U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles, walking the distance in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 23 seconds, the fastest time by an American this year. Herm Nelson of Seattle was fourth.

Raymond Kimble, 38, former Washington State University football player, won the triple jump to become one of the oldest track and field gold medalists ever at the festival.

Renee Duprel of Bellevue and Julie Gregg of Kirkland won their heats at the women's match-sprint cycling competition in Carson, Calif. Sherry Malotte of Seattle lost her heat in the match sprints, but won Heat 1 of the repechage competition.

-- UNIVERSITY GAMES

Gary O'Toole hauled himself clear of American Ty Richardson to win the 200 meter breaststroke and Ireland's first ever swimming gold medal at the World University Games in Sheffield, England. The U.S. women's basketball team posted its fifth straight victory, beating Canada 87-69.

-- PRO BASKETBALL

-- Rick Mahorn, released by the 76ers, has signed a two-year, $3.6 million deal to play for Il Messaggero in the Italian League.

-- HORSE RACING

Longacres Park announced that Lonny Powell, general manager and chief operating officer of the track, has been elected vice president of operations by the Emerald Racing Association. Powell will continue his duties at the track.

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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