Mike Tyson was ticketed Tuesday night for speeding in Willoughby Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, police said Thursday. Tyson was driving 73 mph in a 55-mph zone in his 1991 BMW. Tyson was ordered to appear in court March
4 or pay a $92 fine. Tyson is free on $30,000 bond after being convicted last week of raping Desiree Washington, an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant, in Indianapolis. ABC's 20/20 plans to air an interview with Washington tonight.
Meanwhile, prosecutors said they are investigating a report that a member of the jury believes the case against Tyson was fixed, Reuters reported. A lawyer said he overheard the juror "saying the case was rigged." And a grand jury in Indianapolis concluded a fire that killed three people in a hotel where jurors stayed during the rape trial wasn't arson. No jurors were killed in the Feb.
5 fire. Authorities blamed the blaze on faulty wiring in a refrigerator.
TENNIS: Top-seeded Jim Courier and second-seeded Stefan Edberg were winners, but third-seeded Boris Becker and fourth-seeded Ivan Lendl were upset in the Eurocard Classic in Stuttgart, Germany. Courier outlasted Richard Krajicek 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and Edberg whipped Alex Antonitsch 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals. Unseeded Jan Siemerink ousted Becker 6-3, 6-4, and Alexander Volkov beat Lendl 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-1. Top-seeded Michael Stich double-faulted 13 times to lose 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to 16th-seeded Amos Mansdorf in the third round of the U.S. Pro Indoor in Philadelphia. Aaron Krickstein, down 0-5 in the third set, won seven consecutive games to defeat Rodolphe Gilbert 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 and reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Pro Indoor in Philadelphia. Other winners included Brad Gilbert and Jim Grabbe. Top-seeded Zina Garrison blitzed Rika Hiraki 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the third round of the Virginia Slims of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Other winners included Gigi Fernandez, Lori McNeil, Amy Frazier and Nicole Provis. The fifth-ranked Florida men's team was beaten 6-0 by No.
10 Notre Dame in a first-round match at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Team Championships in Louisville. No.
11 Georgia beat No.
8 Miami 4-2. A model and a boxing promoter were convicted in Frankfurt, Germany, of extorting $484,000 from Steffi Graf's father. Model Nicole Meissner, 23, was sentenced to two years in jail and Eberhard Thust, 44, was given three years and fined $121,000.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Florida State freshman fullback William Floyd was arrested Thursday in Tallahassee for attempting to forge a driver's license. The offense is a third-degree felony and carries a maximum sentence of a $5,000 fine and five years in prison. Tallahassee police department spokesman Lt. Mitch Miller said Floyd, 20, a former Lakewood High star, walked into a Florida Department of Motor Vehicles office in Tallahassee on Feb.
14 and tried to obtain a license with the name Malcolm Bennett. He also claimed to be 21 years old. Although the office workers suspected Floyd was giving false information, the license was processed as is regular process, Miller said. Floyd was traced back to his dorm room and arrested Thursday morning. He was released on his own recognizance. FSU coach Bobby Bowden was unavailable for comment and athletic director Bob Goin declined comment. Goin said he would meet Bowden and Floyd "as soon as possible." Iowa will meet North Carolina State in the 10th annual Kickoff Classic on Aug.
29. NCAA executive director Dick Schultz is "concerned" that there will be no black Division I coaches this season but, "We don't have the authority to hire and fire personnel at individual institutions." There were three black Division I coaches last season. But Stanford's Dennis Green went to the Minnesota Vikings, Northwestern's Francis Peay was fired and Long Beach State's Willie Brown lost his job when the school dropped football. There are 45 black coaches among the 298 Division I basketball programs. Former Buccaneers assistant John Bobo was named offensive line coach at Arkansas State under coach Ray Perkins. Perkins also announced that he will serve as his own offensive coordinator.
ET CETERA: Kenya's Moses Kiptanui set a world indoor record in the 3,000 meters, clocking 7 minutes, 37.31 seconds at an international meet in Seville, Spain. He broke the record of 7:39.2 set in 1973 by Belgium's Emiel Puttemans. Mark Tewksbury broke his world record in the men's 100-meter backstroke, setting a mark of 52.52 seconds at the Canadian Winter Nationals in Winnipeg. Tewksbury, 24, broke his record of 52.58 seconds set March 30. Matt McDonnough pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven as visiting St. Petersburg Junior College defeated the University of Tampa B squad 4-2. SPJC will hold an alumni game Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Joe DiMaggio Complex.
_ Compiled by Mike Huguenin