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Spurs' Cummings Hurt, Might Miss All Of Next Season

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Forward Terry Cummings of the San Antonio Spurs might miss the entire 1992-93 season because of a knee injury, a San Antonio newspaper reported today.

The Express-News said Cummings tore two ligaments in his right knee when another player fell on him Monday during a pickup game in Chicago.

Bob Bass, Spurs vice president, confirmed only that Cummings was injured and underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam last night in San Antonio. He reportedly tore anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments.

-- Two transfers from Eastern Washington University, forward Anthony Richmond, 6-foot-7 senior from Seattle's Roosevelt High, and guard Kalu Dennis, 5-11 junior from Sealth, have switched to Central Washington. CWU also picked up two community-college transfers: guard Joey Zahara, 6-3, from Kirkland's Juanita High via Yakima Valley College; and forward Melvin Jones, 6-5, from Vancouver's Columbia River High via Clark CC.

-- Mike Dorsey, 6-6 forward from Riverside, Calif., and Kenny Bush, 6-3 guard from Rialto, Calif., plan to enroll at Seattle University.

-- Kevin Dempsey, one of California's top prep players during the 1990-91 season, said he'll enroll at UCLA. Dempsey signed a letter of intent last year to attend Arizona but enrolled instead at West Valley (Calif.) College and did not play basketball.


Mary Slaney, suffering from a virus, withdrew from her planned

confrontation tomorrow night against Zola Pieterse in a 2,000-meter race in London's TSB meet.

-- Decathlete Daley Thompson retired today, after his last-minute bid to gain a place on Britain's Olympic team for Barcelona ended in disappointment when the two-time gold medalist pulled up injured in the first event of a decathlon set up specially for him.

Asked if this latest setback meant the end of his career, Thompson, 33, said: "Yes, it does."


Lawrence Anderson, a paraplegic Little League coach, won a temporary restraining order in Phoenix to continue coaching, despite a Little League rule that bars his wheelchair from the field.

After a U.S. District Court judge issued the order barring the league from interfering with Anderson's coaching, his Arcadia all-star team defeated the McDowell Mountains all-stars 24-1.

-- Mike Tyson's attorney, Alan Dershowitz, filed court papers in Indianapolis seeking a new trial, saying the woman who accused Tyson of rape was motivated by a potential book and movie deal.


Bob Christensen of Hayden Lake, Idaho, shot a par 72 at Spokane Country Club for medalist honors in the PNW Golf Association Men's Amateur. Match play began today.

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