Originally created 11/15/00

Overtime



Three-time Olympian Randy Will has a concussion, two black eyes and blurred vision from a bobsled accident he says never should have happened.

Will was piloting a bobsled with three passengers as part of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee's $175-per-passenger ride program Saturday. He crashed into two boards left hanging over the track at 50 mph.

The two-by-fours struck his helmet and left him unconscious and unable to steer the sled at Utah Olympic Park. One of the passengers, a 56-year-old woman, also blacked out. She was released from the hospital on Sunday after undergoing CT scans. The other two passengers were not injured.

"I'm afraid, not for my abilities, but that I can't trust anyone up at that track," the 37-year-old Will told The Salt Lake Tribune. "It's so negligent, it's unbelievable."

Will said he is considering a lawsuit.

"They ruined my vision, they ruined my head, and I have no recourse; isn't that something?" he asked. "I was just a throwaway three-time Olympian."

HORSE RACING:

Abercrombie, a champion pacer and sire of winners of more than $130 million, died Tuesday in Lexington, Ky., at the age of 25.

Horse of the Year in 1978 and inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame last year, Abercrombie was syndicated for breeding for $3 million. He produced more than 1,700 foals. Eleven of his progeny earned more than $1 million, including Artsplace, who won $3,085,083.

In 1978, Abercrombie won 22 of 33 starts and earned $703,260.

SOCCER:

North Carolina is seeded first in the 32-team Division I men's soccer tournament, and two-time defending champion Indiana received an at-large berth.

The Tar Heels (19-2), seeking their first men's soccer title, have a school-record 13-game winning streak and are one win shy of tying the school record for wins in a season, set in 1987. They are at home against William & Mary (12-8-2) on Sunday.

The other seeded teams announced are Clemson (13-3-2), Stanford (16-2-1), San Diego (15-1-2), Virginia (15-5-1), SMU (17-4), South Carolina (12-3-3) and San Jose State (20-0-1).

Indiana (13-6) will play in its 24th tournament in 25 years, but will open on the road for the first time since 1992. The Hoosiers are at San Jose State on Saturday.

Lehigh (12-5-3) is making its first NCAA tournament appearance, as are Ohio State (12-4-4), Bradley (15-6-2) and Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis (11-8-2).

First-round games are Friday through Sunday. The second round is to be completed Nov. 26 and the third round Dec. 3. The Dec. 8 semifinals and Dec. 10 final will be at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

BASEBALL:

Milo Hamilton, the voice of the Houston Astros and former announcer for the Atlanta Braves, will become only the 10th sportscaster inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.

Saturday's induction ceremony will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, home of America's only Radio Hall of Fame.

The five-member Hall of Fame class of 2000 includes Hamilton, Oldies radio innovator Dick Bartley, engineer Dr. Amar G. Bose, comedian Eddie Cantor, announcer Fred Foy, and veteran New York broadcaster John A. Gambling.

Inductees were selected by balloting of radio executives, broadcast historians, and members of the Radio Hall of Fame.

The man who called Henry Aaron's historic 715th home run in 1974 is among a short list of baseball broadcasting pioneers who have been inducted. Mel Allen, Red Barber, Jack Brickhouse, Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Ernie Harwell and Vin Scully also are members.

AUTO RACING:

Scott Pruett was fined $10,000 Tuesday for intentionally running into the car driven by Robert Pressley at the end of the Nov. 5 race in Phoenix.

Pruett, a rookie in the Winston Cup series, was penalized for "actions deemed by NASCAR officials as detrimental to stock car racing." He hit Pressley's car during the cool-down lap of the 500-kilometer race.