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Paper: Houston Chronicle
Date: THU 11/13/1997
Section: Sports
Page: 10
Edition: 3 STAR

Sports notebook



Miller seeks jury trial - ESPN broadcaster Gary Miller requested a jury trial on charges filed after he allegedly urinated onto off-duty police officers from a building's second-story window. Miller, 41, pleaded innocent to the Oct. 14 incident in Cleveland to charges of public indecency, aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. All the charges are misdemeanors. The most serious, aggravated disorderly conduct, carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.


Holyfield celebration - Evander Holyfield thanked his family, his coaches and his lawyer as Atlanta celebrated his victory over Michael Moorer. A gospel group and a high school cheerleading squad joined about 200 supporters who applauded the heavyweight champion during a brief ceremony at City Hall. Mayor Bill Campbell, fighting for his political life in a runoff election, praised Holyfield as a model citizen who acts as an ambassador for the city and state.


Southern team wins - Heavy rain late Tuesday caused the final day of the Joe Black Cup matches at Bentwater Country Club to be canceled, leaving the Southern Texas PGA as the winner of the annual team event. The Southern team was up 10-2 after the first day's play against their Northern counterparts, who lead 9-8 in the all-time competition.


Ukrainian player suspended - Ukrainian authorities suspended Serhiy Nahornyak until 2000 after the national-team player became the first to test positive for a banned substance in the World Cup qualifying matches.


Over-23 soccer players may be banned - Olympic soccer may revert to being restricted to players under 23 years old. World soccer's ruling body, intent on protecting the supremacy of its World Cup, proposes dropping the provision that allows teams to field three players over 23. FIFA said it will ask its executive board to reinstate the rule limiting the competition to players under 23. If approved, as expected, the rule will take effect for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


Reign tops Rage - Shalonda Enis scored 20 of her season-high 33 points in the first half to lead the Seattle Reign to an 86-79 ABL victory over the Philadelphia Rage in Seattle.


Fair Margarita rallies - Fair Margarita, ridden by Chris McCarron, rallied from last to win by seven lengths in the $44,400 feature race for older fillies and mares at Hollywood Park. Hour Star finished a distant second, and it was another half-length back to Majestical Moment in the field of seven.

Requesting More wins - Requesting More, ridden by Calvin Borel, withstood stretch challenges by Queens N Vagabonds and Cupiedoll to post a neck victory in the $41,020 featured allowance at Churchill Downs. The win was the sixth in 12 starts this season for Requesting More, the even-money favorite in the field of eight.


Ailing Steele withdraws - Tim Steele, injured during testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week, withdrew from this weekend's stock-car races after determining he was hurt worse than originally thought. Steele was scheduled to run in the ARCA race and in Sunday's NASCAR event.

Trial delayed again - Former auto racing champion Bobby Unser will have to wait weeks or months to find out if he will face prosecution on charges stemming from a 1994 traffic stop. Unser's lawyer, Armand Carian, wants the state's highest court to dismiss the case and stop what he described as harassment of Unser by prosecutors because of an incident with a police officer at Albuquerque's airport. Unser attended the hearing and expressed dismay that his case has continued for years.


Signing - Fort Bend Austin pitcher/third baseman Chris Sheffield has signed to play baseball at Miami.

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