John McEnroe, barred from the Queens Club since insulting the chairman's wife in 1984, will end an eight-year absence when he plays in the English club's tournament June 11-17. McEnroe is being allowed to play because he apologized for the incident...Top-seeded Boris Becker beat Karel Novacek of Czechoslovakia 7-6, 6-2 Wednesday in the opening round of the Belgian Indoor Tennis Championships. Amos Mansdorf of Israel defeated American Todd Nelson 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in their opening-round match. Paolo Cane of Italy struggled through a painful sciatic nerve attack to beat Spain's Juan Aguilera 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 6-4 and reached the quarterfinals...Jennifer Capriati, the 13-year-old tennis phenom from Saddlebrook, will play doubles with former tour great Billie Jean King and second-ranked Martina Navratilova at two tournaments this year. Capriati, who also will play singles at both events, will team up with King at the Virginia Slims of Florida in Boca Raton, March 5-11, and with Navratilova at the Italian Open in Rome, May 7-13. The Boca Raton event will be Capriati's professional debut...Ivan Lendl breezed to victory Wednesday in the second round of the Sky Dome tennis championship in Toronto. Lendl easily defeated Jimmy Brown 7-5, 6-1...Fifth seeded Manuela Maleeva celebrated her 23rd birthday Wednesday by outslugging Patty Fendick 6-4, 7-5 in second-round action at the Virginia Slims of Chicago.Culverhouse recovering after hip replacement
Tampa Bay Buccaneer owner Hugh Culverhouse is resting after a hip replacement operation Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital. "The surgery went very well without complications," said Dr. Kenneth Gutke, who used a new kind of implant. Culverhouse is expected to be confined about a week.
Shofner gets Trestman's job with Cleveland
Jim Shofner, who has 20 years of coaching experience in the NFL, was hired as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He replaces former Buccaneer coach Marc Trestman, who said Wednesday that he was fired and didn't resign as the Browns announced...The Phoenix Cardinals hired Bobby Hammond, the New York Jets running backs coach for seven years, to handle the same job with them....Houston Oilers nose tackle Doug Smith was in stable condition Wednesday after being shot in the right knee during a disagreement that occurred after a cookout near his parents' Pamlico County, N.C. home. A man has been arrested in the incident...Joe Montana, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers, heads the 1989 Professional Football Writers of America All-Pro team.
UDC canceling women's basketball season
The University of the the District of Columbia has canceled the remainder of its women's basketball season. "We couldn't certify a sufficient number of players (to be) eligible," acting athletic director Tommy Waters said Tuesday.
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Don Moser of San Jose, Calif., took the lead Wednesday after one round of the Budweiser Classic bowling tournament in Sunrise. Steve Hoskins of Tarpon Springs was in second.
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Australia's Dana Miller-Mackie beat top-seeded Nikki Gianulias 213-177 Wednesday night to win her seventh career title in the Robby's Open pro bowling tournament at Alexandria, La....Roland Martin of Clewiston widened his lead by 12 pounds Wednesday in the $600,000 B.A.S.S. MegaBucks V tournament at Leesburg. He caught a seven-bass daily limit weighing 21 pounds 9 ounces to push his three-day total to 18 bass totaling 51 pounds 11 ounces.
- Compiled by Phil Randall.