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2 Section 4 Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, November 22, 1994 BOXING CALENDAR Tuesday on TV The Press Box Oklahoma's Gibbs resigns Hat Tuet.22 Wed 23 THc24 Frf.25 SaL26 Sui.27 Mon.28 Gibbs announced his plans LA 32" 4 I San Jose Calgary Edmonton 1 9:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.: P4 Season postponed; Hawks ticket Information: 312-943-7000 4i rfli Oorrer Utah I XT 9w-SC 7V'9 TV-9 Cleveland Ft Peoria Cleveland fen 6 p.m Wayne 7:30 p.m 7 p.m Owf TV-SC 7 p.m TV-SC Thorough- Hawthorne HaMhanB Hawthorne HaMhome Hawthorne Hawthorne 1p.m. 3Q30am 1p.m. 1pm 1p.m. 1p.m.

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years," he said. "This is a better program today than it was in '89." Gibbs made the announcement during his weekly news conference after talking briefly about Friday's game against No. 1 Nebraska. Just last week, he had denied reports he would step down. He said he would coach through a bowl game, most likely the Copper Bowl on Dec.

29. Athletic Director Donnie Duncan said he had no list of candidates to replace Gibbs. Basketball Maui Invitational semifinals, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ESPN.

Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hor-nets, 7 p.m. TNT. Bulls pregame show, 9 p.m. and 2:30 Ya.m. Wednesday (tape), SportsChannel.

BULLS at Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday (tape), SportsChannel. 1 Women's Preseason NIT final: Washington at Texas Tech, 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (tape), SportsChannel.

Bowling Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour Sam's Town Invitational, 1 1:30 p.m. ESPN. Boxing USBA world junior lightweight championship, Arturo Gatti vs. Jose Sanabria, 8 USA. Football Football" with Barry Al- varez, 2 p.m.

(tape), SportsChannel. Football Review," 2:30 p.m. Mtape), SportsChannel. "Florida Football: Steve Spurrier V'Show," 3 p.m. (tape), SportsChannel.

"Purdue Football Coaches Show," 3:30 p.m. (tape), SportsChannel. t. "Michigan Replay" with Gary Moeller, 4 avP.m. (tape), SportsChannel.

"Notre Dame Football: Lou Holtz 6 p.m. (tape), SportsChannel. "Northwestern Football: Gary Bamett 6:30 p.m. (tape), SportsChannel. "Bears Luncheon Highlights," 8 p.m.

(tape), SportsChannel. "NBA Action," midnight, Sports-rXhannel. Horse racing "Chicago Harness Racing," 4:30 p.m. 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, (tape), Sports-Channel.

i i "Chicago Racing Report," 5:30 p.m.' SportsChannel. i "Cable Health Club," 6 a.m. (tape). SportsChannel. "SportsChannel Report," 7 a.m.

(tape), i-ilve at 8:30 p.m. SportsChannel. Police: Toney threatened manager information: Cub 404-2827 Sox 924-1000 Mayer, host Peggy Kusinski, 9 p.m. CLTV. Tuesdsy on radio Basketball Doug Collins, Dan McNeil and Terry Boers, 5 p.m.

WSCR-AM 820. Marmion vs. Yorkville at Oswego tournament, 6:30 p.m. East Aurora vs. Geneva at St.

Charles tournament, 8 p.m. WKKD-AM 1580. BULLS at Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 p.m. WMAQ-AM 670. Football Dan Jiggetts, Mike North and Mike Ditka, 10 a.m.

WSCR-AM 820. Horse racing Harness racing wrapup, 11:45 p.m. WBBM-AM 780. WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. Boxer James Toney grabbed a gun and threatened to kill his manager two days after suffering his first professional loss, but he did not follow through, police said.

Police staked out the suburban Detroit home of manager Jackie Kallen and the Ann Arbor home of Toney's mother, Sherri, on Sunday, but the boxer never showed up, said police in Oakland County's West Bloomfleld Township. "Anytime we get a threat like that we take it very seriously, especially when there's a weapon involved," police Chief Ron Cronin said. Police said Toney's mother called Sunday night after Toney knocked over some fur PRO FOOTBALL LOSING YOUR HAIR? Choose a practice devoted exclusively to hair restoration excellence. Hairlines restqred with modem, proven, permanent techniques, such as micro and monografting. Bald spot removal.

Call for a no-cost, private consultation. Giants' field goal with :02 left spoils debut of Oilers' Fisher 312) 693-7900 or (800)889-4247 I II i.v.ia:c.ta;:a:i5atti:Mit!.iiaM!r8!f:at Foreman will join slugfest in N. Korea By Merrill Goozner Tribune Staff Writer TOKYO In a new sign of North Korea's thawing relations with the West, state-run radio announced Monday that the Pyongyang regime would sponsor a mass sports and cultural festival in April that will feature heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman. Former heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, 52, also will take part in the event, which will focus on gymnastics and an art festival, according to the report But the highlight will be a match pitting the 45-year-old Foreman, a folk hero to middle-aged Asian men, against 51-year-old Kanji Inoki, a former wrestler turned politician who now sits in Japan's upper house of parliament Inoki suggested the festival during a trip to North Korea to visit his mentor, Kim Sin Rak, who led a pro wrestling boom in Japan in the 1950s. The broadcast said tourists coming to North Korea for the games will be able to visit various cultural sites around the isolated country, including Mt.

Paekdu, the mountain bordering China that is the mythical home of the Korean people and holds a place in Korean life similar to Mt Fuji in Japan. Inoki arranged the event during a visit last month to Beijing, where he met with North Korean officials. gave New York a 5-0 all-time record against the Oilers. The former Wheaton North and Ohio State star threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Mike Sherrard and set up Treadwell's first field goal, a 26-yarder, with a 55-yard pass to Sherrard. i "We were just throwing the ball up high, giving him a chance to come down with it" Graham said.

"It was frustrating early on. I just want to keep getting better every week. "It's huge right now, just to get us on the right track," Graham said. "This will be good for us." "It's nice to see them get some reward for all the hard work they've put in," New York coach Dan Reeves said. The Giants ended their longest losing streak, since 1980.

New York led 10-7 with 8:19 to play, but the Oilers tied it with 4:08 left on Al Del Greco's 42-yard field goal Fisher turned the play-calling over to offensive coordinator Dick Coury, but the Oilers didn't get into the end zone until 4:44 remained in the third quarter on Tolliver's 1-yard keeper. Packers' White hurt, likely out of Dallas game From Tribune Wires Reggie White could miss a game for the first time in his celebrated career Thursday when the Packers play the Cowboys in Dallas. The Green Bay defensive end underwent an MRI test Monday to determine whether his elbow injury from Sunday's 29-20 loss at Buffalo was a torn or sprained ligament The Packers didn't immediately release results of White's MRI taken Monday. But his agent, Jimmy Sexton, of Memphis, said White told him he'd be out two to four weeks. Sexton told the Milwaukee Sentinel that White indicated there were torn ligaments, but that he won't need surgery.

White was hurt midway through the third quarter Sunday while tackling Buffalo's Thurman Thomas. He did not return and his arm was placed in a hard cast "I strained or tore some ligaments in my elbow," White said. "My arm got caught between Thurman's helmet and whoever made the tackle (Fred Strickland. I thought it was broken at first Thank God it wasn't" White, the career NFL sack leader with 143, has never missed a game due to injury in his 10-year career, discounting games in which strike-breaking players were used. The Packers also lost safety Tim Hauck to a knee injury Sunday.

Coach Paul Holmgren said Biuck "could be out three to four weeks." rioira TO ESSJ CUSTOMS On November 18, 1994, AT8T filed tariff revisions with the Federal Communications Commission to make the following changes to the AW PROWATS service, effective December 2, 1994: Reduction of AW PRO WATS, ALL PRO WATS, and PRO ACAP usage volume discounts to 10 for usage charges over $200 for international CIID891 Card billed in Hawaii where billing is available; for usage charges over $2,000 for domestic direct dial; and for usage charges over $50,000 for international direct dial. Reduction of PRO WATS STATE discount to 10. Increase of 2.9 in AKET-billed domestic CIID891 Calling Card rates. before even telling his team or staff. He said he decided to re sign Saturday, and mentioned it to Duncan early Monaay.

"Gary has done an admirable Inh under some verv difficult circumstances," Duncan said. "I think we nil know the Drosram is better today as a result of Gary's work." Oihhs rpnlared hiehlv DODU- lar Barry Switzer, who won 157 games, three national cnam-pionships and a dozen Big Eight titles in 16 years. Matching that success was impossible, especially since Gibbs took over a team that was on probation. The program also had been snanen Dy a shooting, rape and drug bust involving live players. Oklahoma is 44-21-2 under Gibbs.

But the Sooners have finished no better than third in the Big Eight and are only 2-14- 1 in games against tne sooners biggest rivals Texas, Colorado and Nebraska. niture, said he was going to kill his manager and left with a gun. Police did not catch up to Toney until Monday, when detectives interviewed him at his Ann Arbor home. No formal complaint was filed. "He said he had said some things, he was distraught and would just rather let it go," Cronin said.

"At this point, the case is closed. Toney lost a unanimous decision Friday in Las Vegas to Roy Jones along with his International Boxing Federation super-middleweight title. Toney said Monday that he was recovering from the flu and that Kallen had pressured him to fight before he was ready. cap, their right under federal labor law. Union officials have said since spring they expected such a move, and the owners' meeting was also anticipated.

"That doesn't come as any surprise," said Eugene Orza, the union's No. 2 officiaL "They've told us as much in their meetings." Negotiations won't resume until next Monday or Tuesday, leaving little time for a deal before the meeting, the first since June 8-9 in Cincinnati When talks recessed Saturday, union officials said they planned further examination of management's taxation proposal, which was presented last Thursday. will be announced in mid-December. The award will be presented to the nation's top amateur athlete for 1994 at the Indiana Convention Center on Feb. 27.

Among the other semifmalists are wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, speedskater Dan Jansen, gymnast Shannon Miller, swimmer Jenny Thompson, golfer Tiger Woods and Olympic stars Tommy Moe and Nancy Kerrigan. Baseball: An arbitrator has awarded the former Salt Lake Trappers team $1.75 million for being displaced by the Triple-A Salt Lake Buzz club in 1993. George Nicolau also ordered Buzz owner Joe Buzas to pay the Pioneer League $317,000. The decision is final and binding under rules of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the governing body of the minor leagues. Fksm Tribune Staff, Wntis infers Home Away Baseball ticket refund "Press Box," 7:30 a.m.

(tape), SportsChannel. "Hall of Fame: Sid Luckman," 1:30 p.m. (tape), SportsChannel. "Sports Center," 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

ESPN. "Newsport Tonlte," 5 p.m. (tape), SportsChannel. Taped events Tennis: IBMATP Tour Kremlin Cup final from Moscow, 8 a.m. SportsChannel.

Soccer: Women's NCAA Division I semifinal, 10 a.m. SportsChannel. Soccer: English Premier League, noon, SportsChannel. Bowling: Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour Sam's Town Invitational, 11:30 p.m ESPN. Talk shows "Sports Page," NFL preview with Larry RTMA Restored Hairlines XW4 AP photo Having a laugh: Billie Jean King (left), entertainer Gladys Knight and Martina Navratilova announce Monday the 1995 Virginia Slims Legends Tour.

Chris Evert will also participate in the tour, which will combine tennis and concerts in six cities. Baseball owners to meet here NOTICE TO CUSTO.VJnS On October 24, 1994, filed with the Federal Communications Commission to change the Uninterrupted Service Guarantee and Uninterrupted Service Guarantee II for AKT CustomNefService-Option inward calling to apply only when the service interruption reaches or exceeds 30 minutes. This tariff will be effective November 30, 1994, pending F.C.C. approval. For more information, contact your Account Executive, or call ATST at 1 800 222-0900.

HOUSTON New coach, same result for the Houston Oilers. David Treadwell kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2 seconds to play Monday night to help the New York Giants snap a seven-game losing streak with a 13-10 victory over the Oilers, who lost for the seventh Giants 13 straight time. Oilers 10 loss its third in a row and sixth of the season by three points ruined the coaching debut of Jeff Fisher, who replaced Jack Pardee last Monday and ditched Houston's run-and-shoot offense. The result was a plodding running attack and a mundane game between two teams having all sorts of problems. "It's not the way I wanted to start off," Fisher said.

"But we'll take tomorrow off and then come back and start getting ready for the next game." Kent Graham, who replaced Dave Brown in the first half after the Giants' starter sustained a concussion, rallied the Giants after a scoreless first half and i -Ik A mm tpMUl' on RAlUfiW TIRE SEnnCEUMGfeffcP TT- I Mr i 1 NEW YORK Baseball owners will meet Dec. 5 in Chicago and may decide then to impose their salary-cap plan. Monday's move, which wasn't announced publicly but was confirmed by several officials, means owners will gather just two days before the deadline for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents. Owners don't want another winter of arbitration and are set on eliminating the process, which began in 1974. Acting Commissioner Bud Selig didn't return a telephone call seeking comment but management negotiator John Harrington has said it is possible owners will decide at that meeting to attempt to impose the Briefs Colleges: Ohio University used a pair of victories in the Preseason NTT to vault into the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1969-70.

The Bobcats are No. 23 after winning at Ohio State and Virginia last week to move into the tournament semifinals. Ohio plays George Washington on Wednesday in New York. Arkansas, which hasn't played a game yet, is still No. 1.

Illinois dropped out of the Top 25 without playing a game. Northwestern coach Ricky Byrdsong completed his fall recruiting with the signing of Matt Moran, a 6-foot-7-inch forward from Pekin. Amateur sports: The Milwaukee Bucks' Glenn Robinson, college basketball's player of the year last season, was among 26 semifmalists picked from a list of 53 nominees for the Amateur Athletic Union's Sullivan Award. Ten fipalists ti mm i i nnamw tniM i in ions. aqMp.

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