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TRACK & FIELD—FRANK O'MARA won the men's Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City in 3:52.28. LYNN WILLIAMS won the women's division in 4:25.03.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: By El Dorado County, Calif. sheriff's deputies on charges of cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale, FERRIS FAIN, 64, the American League batting champion in 1951 and 1952. Fain was released on $5,000 bail.
By Orange County, Calif. sheriffs deputies at his home in Huntington Beach, on a charge of possession of cocaine for sale, BILL SUDAKIS, 39, an in-fielder who was with six major league teams from 1968 to '75.
AWARDED: By a three-man CART panel, victory in a disputed 187-mile Indy-car race held Sept. 8 at Sanair Super Speedway in St. Pie, Quebec, to JOHNNY RUTHERFORD. The confusion began on the race's final lap, when, with a yellow caution flag out, the track lights on the final turn were switched to green and the pace car left the track. Pancho Carter passed Rutherford and crossed the finish line first, but the panel upheld Rutherford's protest because no green flag had been displayed.
CONVICTED: By a U.S. District Court jury in Pittsburgh, on seven of 13 counts of distributing cocaine to major league baseball players, Upper St. Clair, Pa. former Easter Seal Society controller and part-time disc jockey ROBERT McCUE, 39.
DISMISSED: By Tennessee circuit court judge Bobby Capers, eight charges of illegally obtaining and distributing steroids, against former Vanderbilt strength coach E.J. (Doc) KREIS, 33, because the one-year statute of limitations had expired. Kreis still must stand trial on a conspiracy charge with former Franklin, Tenn. pharmacist Melvin (Woody) Wilson and Thomas Patterson, on Nov. 18 (SI, Jan. 21).
NAMED: By the Women's Sports Foundation, as professional Sportswoman of the Year, dogsledder LIBBY RIDDLES, 29, who in March became the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. MICHELE MITCHELL, 23, the 1985 World Cup and national champion 10-meter platform diver, was named amateur Sportswoman of the Year. The foundation also inducted four women into its Hall of Fame: U.S. swimmer ANN CURTIS CUNEO, the 1944 Sullivan Award winner; Australian swimmer DAWN FRASER, who set 27 world records; basketball player ANN MEYERS, a four-time All-America at UCLA; and Soviet gymnast LARISSA LATYNINA, who won 17 Olympic medals from 1956 to 1964.
PLEADED: In U.S. District Court in Toledo, no contest to a felony charge of conspiring to attempt to commit bribery in a sporting event, LEON F. BONNER, 45, of Liberty Center, Ohio. Bonner was one of 14 men indicted in June for allegedly fixing harness races at tracks in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Canada between 1981 and '84.