Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's only sister died early Wednesday morning in New York of an apparent heart attack, police said. She was 24. Denise Anderson was reported "dead on arrival of possible cardiac arrest. The death is not suspicious at this time," officer Joseph Gallagher said. Anderson, who was found unconscious by her husband in their home in Queens, weighed between 300 and 400 pounds. A spokesman for Don King, Tyson's promoter, said the fighter was "very, very dejected." Tyson also has a brother, Rodney.Holyfield to fight in June, maybe vs. Douglas
Evander Holyfield said Wednesday he will have a fight in June, against either heavyweight champion James "Buster" Douglas or another opponent, and will take part in an exhibition in Atlanta in April. Holyfield, the No. 1 contender after Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson earlier this month, has been promised a fight with the champion later this year. Douglas wants to fight in September, but Holyfield, who hasn't fought since last year, wants a date in June. Holyfield's trainer, Lou Duva, said negotiations are continuing as to the date. Steve Wynn, owner of the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, has an agreement to promote Douglas' next two fights, providing Douglas can work out a contract dispute with promoter Don King. Jose Sulaiman will continue as president of the World Boxing Council after winning support from a majority of the WBC's nine member federations. The WBC also said it would sanction a heavyweight title defense by Douglas against Holyfield.
Colorado, Tennessee will play in football opener
Colorado and Tennessee, which finished the 1989 college football season ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, will play in the first Disneyland Pigskin Classic on Aug. 26 at Anaheim Stadium. It was announced Wednesday that the eighth annual Kickoff Classic between Southern Cal and Syracuse in East Rutherford, N.J., will be Aug. 31.
USF beats Eckerd, FSU falls in college baseball
Alex Moreno knocked in his third game-winning run of the season as South Florida scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Eckerd College 4-3 Wednesday in Tampa. Gilberto Torres singled in two of four runs in the first inning as Florida International (9-4) beat third-ranked Florida State 4-3 in Tallahassee. FSU, which stranded 10 runners, dropped to 8-2.
Becker barely avoids disqualification in match
Boris Becker, in a rare outburst Wednesday, barely escaped being disqualified before advancing to the second round of the $1-million ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart, West Germany. Becker came within one code-of-conduct violation of being defaulted, but managed a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Brod Dyke of Australia. Paul Haarhuis upset second-seeded Brad Gilbert 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 6-4 in the $1-million U.S. Pro Indoor tournament in Philadelphia.
McEnroe, Gilbert fall in U.S. Pro Indoor play
Top-seeded John McEnroe joined second-seeded Brad Gilbert on the sidelines Wednesday night after being upset by Richey Reneberg on the third day of the $1-million U.S. Pro Indoor tournament in Philadelphia. Reneberg broke McEnroe's service three times in the third set to win 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3 after Paul Haarhuis won 12 of the last 15 points to beat Gilbert 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 6-4. Boris Becker, in a rare outburst, barely escaped being disqualified before advancing to the second round of the $1-million ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart, West Germany. Becker came within one code-of-conduct violation of being defaulted, but managed a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Brod Dyke of Australia. Pam Shriver, playing her second match in less than 24 hours, defeated Patty Fendick in three sets, and Australian Nicole Provis upset No. 6 seed Laura Gildemeister at the Virginia Slims of Washington tournament. Also, top seed Martina Navratilova routed Ann Grossman 6-0, 6-0.
Also worth mentioning . . .
Norm Pingley, an admissions counselor and athletic director at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Brooksville branch the past 14 years, Wednesday was named director of physical education/athletic director for the school's three campuses. . . Third-seeded Leanne Barrette of Oklahoma City upset Kim Terrell of Daly City, Calif., 227-182 Wednesday to win the Garland Open, a Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour stop in Garland, Texas. . . Dave Waymer, a defensive back who played 10 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, has signed with the San Francisco 49ers. . . . Don Moser grabbed the lead Wednesday after the opening round of the Professional Bowlers Association $140,000 Bowlers Journal Florida Space Coast Open in Merritt Island. Bob Learn Jr. was second, followed by Danny Wiseman and Bob Benoit.
_ Compiled by Kyle Parks.