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Ivanisevic quits Croatian Davis Cup team

Goran Ivanisevic has quit Croatia's Davis Cup team because of a disagreement over who controls tennis in the country.

The quarrel reportedly went as far as President Franjo Tudjman, an avid tennis fan. Ivanisevic appealed to Tudjman to intervene. He reportedly not only was rebuffed, but was threatened with being drafted.

Ivanisevic, No. 4 in the ATP rankings, told the Sportske Novosti he was quitting Davis Cup play because of the way the Croatian Tennis Association is being run and his differences with its head, Suad Rizvanbegovic, who threatened to serve Ivanisevic with draft papers for the Croatian army if he boycotted.

MORE TENNIS: Mary Pierce beat Catalina Cristea to advance to the second round of the Ameritech Cup in Chicago. Seventh-seeded Brenda Schultz-McCarthy ousted Chanda Rubin, and Magdalena Grzybowska beat Saddlebrook's Jennifer Capriati. Fifth-ranked Lindsay Davenport defeated Joanette Kruger in a night match. . . Top-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Jonathan Stark at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Unseeded Jiri Novak defeated third-seeded Sergi Bruguera, Javier Sanchez downed No. 6 Marc Rosset, and second-seeded Petr Korda beat Jeff Tarango. Boris Becker, chasing his fifth Stockholm Open title, beat third-seeded Carlos Moya in Sweden. Patrick Rafter beat Mikael Tillstrom.

MUTINY: The Mutiny has returned to the practice field in preparation for a month of exhibition games. The first match is Nov. 16 against the host San Antonio Pumas of the USISL. As many as six other exhibitions are planned, including an international match at Houlihan's Stadium in December. Most of the Mutiny players are expected to participate in the off-season workouts. Those missing include Carlos Valderrama (Colombian national team), Frank Yallop (Canadian national team), Chiquinho Conde (Mozambique national team), and Roy Lassiter and Martin Vasquez (U.S. national team).

MORE SOCCER: The World Cup final on July 12 will begin at 3 p.m., the same starting time as the two previous World Cups in the United States and Italy. The tournament starts June 10. Carlos "Chaco" Cordoba was hired to coach the Miami Fusion, which will debut in the MLS next season. Allan Olsen of the Academic Soccer Club was sentenced to two years in jail for selling heroin, cocaine and hashish. Ajax Amsterdam and Internazionale of Milan advanced to the third round of the UEFA Cup, but Liverpool was eliminated. Iraq's federation was cleared of charges the national team was punished and beaten after its elimination from World Cup qualifying. FIFA, world soccer's governing body, said it "found no evidence to support the accusations" and considers the matter closed. . . The Los Angeles Galaxy will announce today the promotion of Octavio Zambrano from interim coach to coach.

AUTO RACING: Mario Andretti's wife, Dee Ann, was charged with drunken driving for slamming into the back of a parked car two weeks ago.

BASKETBALL: Tennessee junior Chamique Holdsclaw and Eastern Michigan senior Earl Boykins were named USA Basketball's athletes of the year.

BOWLING: Amleto Monacelli vaulted into the fifth-round lead at the PBA's Ebonite Challenge in Chesapeake, Va. Monacelli held a 119-pin lead over Doug Kent, who held a 98-pin lead over five-time champion Steve Hoskins of Tarpon Springs and a 100-pin lead over Brian Voss. They advance to tonight's championship round. AMF Bowling Inc. announced the company's initial public stock offering on the New York Stock Exchange. The company offered 13{-million shares at $19.50. The company's ticker symbol is PIN.

BOXING: Antun Josipovic, who won gold for Yugoslavia in the '84 Summer Olympics, was shot and seriously wounded in Banja Luka. His condition was unknown. . . Don King was honored by Deerfield Beach for his $326,000 donation for a new city fire engine.

FOOTBALL: The Cowboys' Herschel Walker, the Bucs' Warrick Dunn, the Jaguars' Jeff Lageman and the Dolphins' Trace Armstrong turned out to promote the NFL Players Grill in Orlando. The restaurant is a joint venture of the players union and Millenium Entertainment.

GOLF: Tiger Woods confirmed he has received several death threats. "Unfortunately, I've had my share of threats since I was 16," said Woods, who turns 22 next month. "That's just the way life is when you're playing a sport that traditionally hasn't been a minority sport." The PGA Tour team of Phil Mickelson, Tom Lehman and Fred Couples won the Three-Tour Challenge over the LPGA and Senior PGA teams in Henderson, Nev. The event featured nine of the best players from the three tours. Mickelson, Lehman and Couples won the tournament with 59 points. Nancy Lopez, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam were second with 57{, followed by Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Larry Nelson with 45{.

HORSE RACING: Favorite Might and Power won the Melbourne (Australia) Cup.

ET CETERA: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published the first guidelines to determine whether sex discrimination exists in the compensation of coaches at the nation's colleges and high schools. The essence of the 29-page document is salary packages for men and women coaches don't have to be the same but an institution must prove the reason for the differential is not based on sex discrimination. But the institution cannot defend such a differential by arguing, for instance, men's sports produce more revenue, unless the women have received substantially the same opportunity and resources.

BOWLING: Tarpon Springs' Steve Hoskins qualified first for the championship round of the Ebonite Challenge. Bob Learn Jr. went from 10th to second. Rounding out the top four are Amleto Monacelli and Walter Ray Williams Jr., respectively. The finals are tonight.

_ RODNEY PAGE, TIMES WIRES

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