BANNED: For life by The Athletics Congress, track coach CHUCK DeBUS, 45, for encouraging athletes to use banned substances (i.e., anabolic steroids and growth hormones), providing a banned substance to an athlete, and conduct detrimental to TAC and amateur sports. DeBus coached the Los Angeles Track Club to nine national team titles between 1972 and '82, the UCLA women's track team to a national championship in '75 and the Cal State-Northridge women to crowns in '78, '79 and '80. At the time of his banning, DeBus was working as a personal trainer and movie producer. He has denied the charges and plans to appeal.
FIRED: As basketball coach at Cleveland State, KEVIN MACKEY, 43, after being arrested for driving under the influence and thereafter admitting to prolonged cocaine and alcohol abuse. Mackey, who had guided the Vikings to a 144-67 record since 1983, including an appearance in the 1986 NCAA tournament regional semifinals, entered a substance-abuse rehabilitation program.
PLACED ON PROBATION: For one year by the NCAA, the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-LAS VEGAS men's basketball program, for recruiting and other violations (page 11).
RELEASED: By the Seattle Seahawks, linebacker BRIAN BOSWORTH, 25, after failing a team physical because of an injured right shoulder. Bosworth's insurance policy could pay him nearly $7.3 million for the seven years remaining on his 10-year contract.
RETIRED: EASY GOER, 4, after a bone chip was found in his right front ankle. The colt won 14 of 20 career starts, including the 1989 Belmont Stakes, and earned $4,873,770, the fourth-highest total in racing history.
SENTENCED: By the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, PETE ROSE, 49, to five months in prison and one year of supervised release, three months of which are to be served in a halfway house, as a result of his conviction in April on charges of filing false income tax returns. Rose was also fined $50,100 and was ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service (page 22).
DIED: Light heavyweight boxer LEON CALVIN, 19, the son of former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks; in a drive-by shooting; in East St. Louis, Ill.
Rich Vogler, 39, whose 134 USAC victories in sprint, midget and dirt-car races are second only to A.J. Foyt's 159; of head injuries suffered when his sprint car crashed during a race; in Salem, Ind.