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TENNIS—KELLY EVERNDEN defeated Tim Wilkison 6-4, 7-6 to win his first Grand Prix title, a grass court championship in Bristol, England.
TRACK & FIELD—JOE DIAL improved his own American pole vault record by� of an inch, clearing 19'6�" in Norman, Okla.
MILEPOSTS—FILED: In District of Columbia Superior Court, by James and Lonise Bias, the parents of deceased basketball star Len Bias, a lawsuit charging fraud and negligence against agent A. Lee Fentress and the company that represented Bias, Advantage International Inc. The lawsuit, which seeks damages in excess of $28 million, also names as defendants Reebok International Ltd. and Fidelity Security Life Insurance Co.
NAMED: As manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, LEE ELIA, 49, a Phils coach who managed the Chicago Cubs to a 127-158 record in 1982 and '83. He replaced JOHN FELSKE, 45, who was fired with the team mired in fifth place in the NL East with a 29-32 mark.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques, ANDRE SAVARD, 34, who had a 67-80-13 record as coach of the Nordiques' Fredericton franchise the last two seasons. Savard, a former center with Boston, Buffalo and Quebec, replaced MICHEL BERGERON, 41, who became coach of the New York Rangers. Quebec, which received the Rangers' first-round 1988 draft choice and $100,000 as compensation, was 253-222-79 under Bergeron.
PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA for two seasons, the University of Texas football program, following an 18-month investigation of 51 alleged violations. Texas also lost five scholarships for 1988-89 and suffered a reduction in official visits by recruits from 95 to 75 in 1987-88.
By the NCAA for one year, the University of Utah football program, for allowing an illegal recruiting visit and altering documents regarding the visit. Utah also had its fall 1987 recruiting visits reduced.
PLEADED GUILTY: To charges of smuggling and dispensing anabolic steroids, former world champion powerlifter LARRY PACIFICO, 41, in federal court in Dayton.