1. Archive

Cason outruns star-studded field in the 100

Andre Cason, proving that his two 9.79 clockings in the preliminaries were no fluke, beat a star-studded field in the men's 100 meters at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday night. The field included world-record holder Carl Lewis, former world record-holders Leroy Burrell and Calvin Smith, 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Dennis Mitchell and 1992 Olympic 200 gold medalist Mike Marsh. Cason and Mitchell were timed in 9.85, but there was a wind of 4.8 meters per second _ well over the allowable 2 meters for record consideration. The two did not appear to be that close, with Cason declared the winner without question. Cason: "It's given me a lot of confidence to know I can come here and deliver." Lewis was third in 9.90. Gail Devers, the Olympic women's 100 champion, won in a wind-aided 10.82. Gwen Torrence, the Olympic 200 gold medalist, was second at 11.03, and former FSU standout Michelle Finn third in 11.07. Other winners were Olympic gold medalist Michael Conley in the triple jump and two-time Olympic medalist Hollis Conway in the high jump.

MORE TRACK & FIELD: U.S. athletes, already promised a car from the organizers for winning at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships and cash awards from the U.S. Olympic Committee, will receive additional financial remunerations. The executive committee of USA Track & Field announced its plans for distribution of incentive funds for the championships in Stuttgart, Germany, in August. USAT&F will give $3,000 to silver medalists, $1,500 to bronze medalists and $500 each to fourth through eighth-place finishers.

BASKETBALL: Slobodan Jankovic, 30, the Serbian player who broke his neck April

30 when he angrily slammed his head into a backboard support, was in serious condition with pneumonia in an Athens, Greece, hospital.

AUTO RACING: Davey Allison returns to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., this weekend, where his brother, Clifford, was fatally injured in a crash while practicing for a Grand National race last year and where Davey blocked out his grief long enough to finish fifth three days later. Allison: "I can't say that I haven't been thinking about what took place up there last year because I have and I think about my brother every day. Life still has to go on and I know he would want us to remember the good times." Practice and qualifying for Sunday's Miller Genuine Draft 400 begins today, with the top 20 positions in the 40-car field to be set in the opening round of time trials.

SOCCER: The formation of a pro league in the United States and security measures for the 1994 World Cup were the main topics discussed by officials from FIFA, the sport's world governing body, and the World Cup's American organizers in Pontiac, Mich. FIFA officials repeated the need for a specific plan to be presented to them by Dec.

19. It was announced that foreign World Cup fans who were disorderly would be carefully scrutinized at borders and airports.

BOXING: Randall "Tex" Cobb has pulled out of a scheduled eight-round heavyweight fight tonight against "Young" Joe Lewis because of an arm injury. Cobb, unbeaten in 10 fights since returning to boxing, said doctors advised him not to fight.

ET CETERA: Anaheim (Calif.) Arena, which will be home to the NHL's new Mighty Ducks and, city officials hope, an NBA franchise in the future, officially opened. Construction on the facility, which will seat 17,256 for hockey and 18,200 for basketball, began in June 1991. Former Dodgers and Padres first baseman Steve Garvey is playing a television newscaster in Direct Hit,

an action-adventure movie about a hit man who develops a conscience. . . . Organizers trying to bring an NFL team to Baltimore kicked off a campaign to sell luxury suites at the site of the proposed stadium. Private suites cost $50,000 to $105,000, and club suites are going for $700 to $1,700.

_ Compiled by Felecia Rosser