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Hockey player faces battery charges national through the ropes, courage that
eventually took Stephan
sports Johnson’s life.
Johnson was a journeyman
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A “This was an unusual set of “I think it’s a terrible thing that junior middleweight who col-
15-year-old hockey player is fac- circumstances, which we believe the police have to get involved in lapsed in the 10th round of an
ing battery charges for slamming justifies bringing these charges,” something that happened during undercard fight against Paul
an opponent into the boards, leav- Waller said. the contest of a sporting event,” Vaden in Atlantic City, N.J., on
ing him paralyzed. Jeff Steinback, a lawyer for the said Alan Kray, president of the Nov. 20.
Neal Goss, 15, of suburban boy charged, said his client did Northbrook Hockey League, Fifteen days later, he was
Chicago was injured Nov. 3 at a not intend to harm Goss. which sponsors the Glenbrook dead.
rink by a cross-check by a
Glenbrook North High School
Steinback said his client is “heart-
sick over what has happened to
Both teams are affiliated with
Olerud leaves New Johnson trained at
Gleason’s, a place straight out
player. Goss attends New Trier the other young man.” the league. They are not sanc- York for Seattle of central casting, hard by the
Township High School in “It was not intentional. And tioned by high schools. NEW YORK (AP) – John docks in downtown Brooklyn.
Winnetka. obviously, making the decision to If convicted, the boy could be Olerud left the New York Mets He was just another faceless
The Lake County state’s attor- charge him has compounded the held in a juvenile facility until he for Seattle as the first key free- fighter, anonymous to most
ney’s office on Tuesday charged tragedy,” Steinback said. is 21. agent deadline of the offseason people except family and
the Glenbrook player, also 15, Steinback suggested he may He is to be arraigned Jan. 5 in approached Tuesday night, and friends.
with two counts of aggravated argue the check occurred as the Lake County Juvenile Court. teams cut off negotiations with But he had a mother and a
battery, contending the youth buzzer sounded. After surgery Nov. 15, Goss 73 of their former players. fiancee, a sister and a brother.
caused great bodily harm and his “If a tackle in football begins was released from the hospital The World Series champion And on Tuesday, they gathered
hockey stick was a deadly prior to the end of the game and and is now a patient at the New York Yankees said good- in a ring at Gleason’s to
weapon. the individuals don’t land until Rehabilitation Institute of bye to catcher Joe Girardi and remember the fallen fighter.
The player’s name was not after the game is over, is that real- Chicago. infielder Luis Sojo, Anaheim
released because of his age. ly after the game?” he said. “He still does not have use of
State’s Attorney Michael Waller said he acted on the lower half of his body and
let go of left-hander Chuck
Finley and Cincinnati said so
Waller said the check occurred accounts from witnesses, only has limited use of his arms,” long to outfielder Greg Vaughn PHILADELPHIA (AP) –
after the buzzer sounded, indicat- although others who saw the hit said Karl Lutz, president of the and pitchers Steve Avery and Houston Rockets forward
ing an intent to harm. dispute that it was intentional. New Trier Hockey Club. Mark Wohlers. Charles Barkley went down
Meanwhile, 22 players were with an injury to his left leg
offered arbitration, a group that Wednesday night in the first
Scoreboard included outfielder Wil Cordero quarter of his farewell game in
and left-hander Chris Haney Philadelphia.
(Cleveland) and three players Barkley was going up to
who left the NL champion block a shot by Tyrone Hill
Atlanta Braves to become free when he lost his balance and
Nick Webb – 1532.86 C Creighton Gubanich to one-year MANITOBA MOOSE — Announced F
EIU CALENDAR Vince Samford – 1395.95 TRANSACTIONS contracts. Corey Spring has been assigned to agents: shortstop Jose hit the floor hard with 4:09 left
4 p.m. — Men’s and women’s track at Dan Ochwat – 1354.95 AUTO RACING BASKETBALL the team by Tampa Bay of the NHL in the first. He grabbed his left
Lantz fieldhouse Eric Van Houlen – 1337.65 A.J. FOYT RACING — Signed Jeff National Basketball Association and F Doug Doull has been assigned
Hernandez, right-hander Rudy
Chris Wise – 1269.65 Ward to a one-year contract. INDIANA PACERS — Activated F to the team by Detroit of the IHL. Sent Seanez and outfielder Gerald leg and motioned for trainers to
Ben Turner – 1223.34 BASEBALL Jonathan Bender from the injured list. F Quinn Hancock to Muskegon of the assist him.
American League Placed C Zan Tabak on the injured UHL. Williams.
COLLEGE AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANAHEIM ANGELS — Named list. Central Hockey League Players offered arbitration Barkley, who says he is
Bobby Ramos bullpen coach, Mick
Men’s Basketball CENTRAL DIVISION
Billmeyer bullpen catcher and John
Continental Basketball Association COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS —
may accept the offers through retiring after the season, did not
LA CROSSE BOBCATS — Signed G Signed D Kamil Kuriplach.
OVC Standings Van Ornum advance scout. put weight on the leg as he was
Todd Schreiber – 1796.62
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to
Jason Miskiri. Released G Sean INDIANAPOLIS ICE — Waived C Dec. 19 and negotiate with
Southeast Missouri 1-0 5-0
Jason Bialka – 1758.3
terms with LHP Mark Langston on a
Mason. Doug Altschul.
their former teams through helped off the court and to the
Adam Randle – 1720.95 FOOTBALL East Coast Hockey League
Eastern Kentucky 1-0 3-1
Doug Hicks – 1712.7 minor league contract. National Football League BIRMINGHAM BULLS — Activated C Jan. 8. locker room. There was no
Murray State 1-0 5-2 KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to
Eastern Illinois 1-1 3-3
Jeremy Alexander – 1681.02
terms with INF Rey Sanchez on a
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed Stefan Rivard from injured reserve. immediate word on the severity
Mary Wohlrabe – 1679.45 DT Esera Tuaolo on injured reserve. Placed D Tyler Johnston on the 7-day
Tennessee Tech 1-1 2-3
Mike Hudson – 1663.2 two-year contract. Signed DT Viliami Maumau and DT injured reserve. of the injury.
Tennessee-Martin 0-0 2-3 MINNESOTA TWINS — Acquired
Donald Wells – 1614.53 Antonio Dingle. GREENVILLE GRRROWL —
Pat Osterman – 1507.7
Matt Peters – 1489.2
RHP Scott Randall from Colorado for
OF Chris Latham. Signed RHP Hector
DENVER BRONCOS — Waived OL
Paul Wiggins from the practice squad.
Released G Nick Vitucci.
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS —
Fighter remem- Walker inducted
Carrasco and OF Midre Cummings to
Morehead State 0-1 2-3
Todd Price – 1327.87
James Diemer – 1312.5 one-year contracts.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Re-
signed DE Jon Harris.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS —
Announced G Craig Hillier has been
recalled by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of
bered by peers into college hall
Women’s Basketball NATIONAL CONFERECNCE terms with LHP Allen Watson on a Released LB Bernard Russ. Released PENSACOLA ICE PILOTS —
OVC Standings CENTRAL DIVISION two-year contract. LB Ron Merkerson from the practice Activated F Darcy George from the NEW YORK (AP) –
SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to
OVC Overall Mike Byrne — 1820.42
terms with 1B John Olerud on a three-
squad. Moved WR Sean Morey from injured reserve.
Thirteen former champions NEW YORK (AP) –
Tennessee State 2-0 3-1 Mike Davidson — 1805.63 the practice squad to the active roster. TRENTON TITANS — Released G
Middle Tennessee 2-0 3-2 Jason Rossi — 1805.28 year contract. Signed DT Garrett Johnson to the Craig Fiander. West Coast Hockey stood around Gleason’s Gym to Herschel Walker, the 1982
Tennessee Tech 2-0 3-3 Christy Kilgore — 1704.45 TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to practice squad. League
Murray State 1-1 2-5 Joe Prisco — 1620 terms with LHP Mike Munoz and INF HOCKEY ANCHORAGE ACES — Waived G pay tribute to a fallen col- Heisman Trophy winner from
Eastern Kentucky 1-0 3-4 Ron Varrath — 1618.7 Luis Alicea on one-year contracts. National Hockey League Peter Jaros. Signed G Marc Delorme. league. Georgia, and a Virginia Tech
Morehead State 0-1 1-5 Brian Poulter — 1609.28 TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Re-signed NHL — Suspended Calgary Flames BAKERSFIELD CONDORS —
Austin Peay 0-2 1-4 Jon Gifford — 1510.53 3B Willis Otanez on a one-year con- D Denis Gauthier for two games for Traded C Steve Dowhy to Colorado for Each of them, from Carlos star who died in the 1970
Eastern Illinois 0-2 1-5 Steve Buecker — 1373.85 tract and OF Jake Brumfield on a elbowing New York Rangers F Tim D Eric Long. Placed D Chris Dearden
Ortiz to Sweet Saoul Mamby, Marshall plane crash were
Tennessee-Martin 1-1 2-4 Brian Galin — 1352.84 minor league contract. Taylor on the head in a game on Dec. on the 21-day injured list. Activated
Southeast Missouri 0-2 1-6 Tom Hess — 1321.6 National League 6. LW Chris Droeske from the injured list. from Mark Breland to Iran among 12 players inducted into
Jeremy Huff — 1236.11 ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS — COLORADO GOLD KINGS —
Barkley, understood the the National Football
Kyle Breden — 969.56 terms with 1B Brian Hunter on a Recalled LW Jeremy Stevenson from Announced G Steve Vezina has been
minor league contract. courage it takes to climb Foundation and College Hall of
DENFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE FLORIDA MARLINS — Named Julio
Cincinnati of the AHL and assigned D
Dan Trebil to Cincinnati.
assigned to the team by Long Beach
of the IHL. Fame.
AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION G. Rebull Jr. senior vice president of DALLAS STARS — Sent F Jon Sim IDAHO GRIZZLIES — Loaned G
EAST DIVISION marketing, communications and sales. and F Chris Murray to Michigan of the Nicholas Chabot to Utah of the IHL.
Shane Miller –1718.85 LOS ANGELES DODGERS — IHL. SAN DIEGO GULLS — Announced
Jeffrey Price – 1921.2 Brian Forneis –1687.02 Named Kris Rone executive vice pres- PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — that LW Ole Kjenstad and D Rod
Greg Thompson – 1849.7 Susan Kile – 1687.02 ident and chief marketing officer. Recalled G Jean-Sebastien Aubin Aldoff have been recalled by Long
Danielle Stoll – 1717.2 Craig Ecker – 1559.45 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of AHL. Beach of the IHL.
Rameen Karbassioon – 1717.2 James Best – 1481.85 to terms with RHP Jeff Brantley on a Assigned G Craig Hillier from Western Professional Hockey League
Anish Gavri – 1664.02 John Miller – 1399.7 one-year contract. Designated 2B Johnstown of the ECHL to Wilkes- ARKANSAS GLACIERCATS —
Doug Trznadel – 1645.1 Nick Anderson – 1269.3 David Doster for assignment. Barre/Scranton. Announced that D Joel Dezainde has
Dave Pump – 1539.27 Daniel Leib –1283.2 PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Signed American Hockey League been recalled by Detroit of the IHL.
Jonathon Wills – 1457.65 Jeremy Bress – 1220.9 OF Adam Hyzdu, INF Jason Wood, CINCINNATI MIGHTY DUCKS — AUSTIN ICE BATS — Announced
Nathan Fruend – 1442.8 Diedre Barlow – 1184.8 RHP Jose Lopez, and OF Daren Recalled G Blaine Russell from that F Jim Shepard, F David
Derek Cruit – 1381.8 Jeffrey Patchett – 1181.7 Hooper. Released LHP Michael Huntington of the ECHL.HARTFORD Brousseau and F Dan Price have
Jamie Munson – 1307.9 Richelle Heise – 1047.8 Chaney, RHP Mario Cordoba, RHP WOLF PACK — Sent LW Boyd Kane been recalled by Houston of the the
Chad Merda – 1273.89 Danny Crawford, RHP Manuel to Charlotte of the ECHL. IHL.
Pat Fordonski – 1230.55 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Helena, C David Diaz, C Jose HERSHEY BEARS — Announced C CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS —
Craig Marek – 1184.52 WEST DIVISION Sanchez, C Alvaro Zambrano, 3B Dan Hinote has been assigned to the Signed F Pat Dunn.
Stephanie McCollum – 1162.62 Victor Araujo, SS Digno Delarosa, OF team by Colorado of the NHL. LAKE CHARLES ICE PIRATES —
Josh Mason – 1106.36 Teresa Hundrickx – 1744.2 Santos Cortez, OF Mo Douglas, OF LOWELL LOCK MONSTERS — Sent Acquired D Mike Vandenberghe from
James Connors – 1739.25 Juan Hernandez and OF Alvin G Steve Valiquette to Trenton of the Odessa for D Scott Hillman who was
AMERICAN CONFERENCE Aaron Pankoke – 1688.02 Hidalgo from their minor league sys- ECHL. acquired from El Paso for F John
WEST DIVISION Luke Kramer – 1651.5 tem. Sold the contract of RHP Greg SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Hanson.
Anthony Garcia – 1629.82 Hansell to Hanshin of the Japanese Announced RW Travis Hansen has MONROE MOCCASINS — Signed F
Jay Ochwat – 1903.6 Dave Dompke – 1587.2 League. been assigned to the team by Jayme Adduono.
John Beerbower – 1855.8 Raj Chavda – 1524.28 International League Phoenix of the NHL. AN ANGELO OUTLAWS — Claimed
Meghan McMahon – 1762.57 Timothy Hiller – 1520.7 INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS — Signed SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Released D Craig Nelson off waivers.
Scott Busam – 1756.25 Erin Wilox – 1442.8 LHP David West, LHP Greg D Brad Baxter. OLYMPICS
Adam Switzer – 1741.5 Kelly Gallery – 1350 McCarthy, LHP Joe Crawford, RHP WORCESTER ICECATS — Sent RW Salt Lake Organizing Committee
Jacqualine Boyer – 1714.7 Mike Lanners – 1304.62 Mike Busby, RHP Mike Iglesias, RHP James Desmarais to Peoria of the SLOC — Named Wilhelm Weber
Jim Ochs – 1602.2 Mike Cunha – 1177.18 Eric Ludwick, RHP Greg Mix, RHP ECHL. chief interpreter for the Winter Games
Mike Manday – 1569.88 Timothy Anderson – 1108.15 Mike Rossiter, RHP Travis Smith and International Hockey League of 2002.
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