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Teal formally charged with kidnap, rape

Former Gibbs High basketball star Bill Teal was formally charged by the State Attorney's Office Friday with one count of kidnapping and two counts of sexual battery with a firearm stemming from his May 1 arrest in Palmetto. Kidnapping and sexual battery carry maximum penalties of life imprisonment. Teal, who has been in jail since his arrest, is expected to be arraigned within two weeks, according to prosecutor Jeff Quisenberry. His attorney, public defender Charles Williams, said he will try to have Teal's $30,015 bond reduced at a hearing next week. Teal, 18, was a first-team Class 3A All-State point guard at Gibbs. He was arrested, along with Robert L. Bryant of St. Petersburg, after a Palmetto woman said she was raped at gunpoint by the two men, according to police reports. Bryant also was charged with kidnapping and two counts of sexual battery, Quisenberry said.Boxing: Mike Tyson will not participate in a purse bid by the International Boxing Federation for a title bout against heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, Don King Productions, Tyson's promoter, announced Friday. Tyson's decision came one day after New Jersey Superior Court Judge Amos Saunders ruled that only the IBF could accept bids from promoters seeking to stage the fight for the unified title. The IBF, the lead organization for any challenge to Holyfield, plans its purse bid Tuesday and has ordered Holyfield to defend his crown by Oct. 25. Former New York Jets All-Pro defensive end Mark Gastineau makes his debut as a fighter tonight against Derrick Dukes (2-1) in a four-round heavyweight bout at the Salem Civic Center. Gastineau said he sought the secluded Virginia spot for his debut.

Bowling: A field of 120 pro bowlers begins competition this morning in the PBA Southern Regional Doubles Tournament at Largo Lanes. The teams will bowl eight-game blocks beginning at 8 a.m. today with a cut to the top 16 duos tonight. Competition continues Sunday at 8 a.m. with the top five teams gaining the finals at 3 p.m. There is no admission charge.

CWS: For the first time in recent College World Series history, two teams unbeaten in tournament play will meet for the NCAA Division I championship today in Omaha. Wichita State (66-12) and Louisiana State (54-18) each are 3-0 in the tournament. The Shockers will start right-hander Tyler Green (11-1), who had 14 strikeouts in nine innings without a decision in a 3-2, 12-inning CWS win over Creighton Monday night. LSU will go with right-hander Chad Ogea (13-5), who has pitched only 3 innings in relief in the tournament.

NASCAR: Ricky Rudd won the pole for Sunday's Banquet Frozen Foods 300-kilometer race at the 12-turn Sears Point International Raceway road course in Sonoma, Ca. Rudd turned in a fast lap of 90.634 to lead Friday's time trials. Terry Labonte took second place for the 74-lap event and Dale Earnhardt, the defending series champion and current points leader, placed third. Rusty Wallace was fast in practice, but wound up qualifying fourth.

Gymnastics: Defending champion Kim Zmeskal used a strong performance in the vault to capture the lead Friday after the women's compulsory rounds of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Cincinnati. But her coach Bela Karolyi, was so irate with the 9.85 score given her vault that he threatened to withhold her and other members of his team from today's finals, accusing judges Audrey Schweyer and Delene Darst of underscoring members of his team. "There are two judges here who are against me, have had a thing against me for a long time and are taking it out against the competitors," Karolyi said. Zmeskal leads with 39.250 points, ahead of Kim Kelly and Sandy Woolsey.

Bowling: A field of 120 pro bowlers begins competition this morning in the PBA Southern Regional Doubles Tournament at Largo Lanes. The teams will bowl eight-game blocks beginning at 8 a.m. today with a cut to the top 16 duos tonight. Competition continues Sunday at 8 a.m. with the top five teams gaining the finals at 3 p.m. There is no admission charge.

College baseball: For the first time in recent College World Series history, two teams unbeaten in tournament play will meet for the NCAA Division I championship today in Omaha. Wichita State (66-12) and Louisiana State (54-18) each are 3-0 in the tournament. The Shockers will start right-hander Tyler Green (11-1), who had 14 strikeouts in nine innings against Creighton. LSU will go with right-hander Chad Ogea (13-5), who has pitched only 3 innings in relief in the tournament.

Et cetera: Gary Cooper, a wide receiver with the WLAF's Montreal Machine and Clemson career yards per catch record-holder, remained in critical condition Friday, three days after the car he was driving crashed into another, killing two people near Calhoun, Ga. Cooper was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, the state patrol said. Surgery to remove a tumor from the skull of professional golfer Heather Farr was postponed on Friday due to a urinary tract infection. Farr's tumor has survived extensive treatment and has "significantly enlarged" since last fall, doctors said, leaving surgery her only option. Northern Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was named Friday to be the men's athletic director at the University of Iowa, replacing Chalmers "Bump" Elliott. Elliott is retiring Aug. 1 after 21 years. Massimiliano Lelli of Italy won a grueling 12th stage of the Tour of Italy Friday that ended in snow-covered Monviso. Lelli edged Frenchman Jean Francois Bernard and overall leader Franco Chioccioli of Italy by three seconds.

_ Compiled by Toni Moore.

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