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Bernard King arrested on assault charges

NEW YORK - Former NBA scoring champion Bernard King was freed following his arrest for allegedly choking a female friend at his Manhattan apartment.

Police officers arrested King, 37, and charged him with third-degree assault.

Erin Serrano, 22, told police that she had gone to King's apartment for drinks, but around 11 p.m. an intoxicated King grew angry and grabbed Serrano around the neck.

Wheaton wins at ATP Championship

MASON, Ohio - David Wheaton beat top-seeded Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3 at the $1.72 million ATP Championship.

Defending champion Michael Chang and third-seeded Michael Stich advanced to the quarterfinals, as did No. 2 Stefan Edberg and No. 7 Jim Courier. Eighth-seeded Boris Becker lost to Amos Mansdorf.

Navratilova melts under extreme L.A. heat

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - Ann Grossman survived two match points and 115-degree heat to beat No. 2 Martina Navratilova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the third round of the Virginia Slims of Los Angeles.

Top-seeded Conchita Martinez routed Elena Likhovtseva of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Grossman advanced to the quarterfinals against No. 5 Zina Garrison-Jackson, a 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 winner over No. 9 Nathalie Tauziat.

Suit cites harassment from Johnson

LOS ANGELES - A former employee of a health club where Magic Johnson works out is suing the club for wrongful termination, alleging she was fired after she refused Johnson's sexual advances, a television station said Thursday night.

Regina Miner-Nichols worked for Sports Club L.A. as an administrative assistant from 1988-92. She told KTLA-TV that the former Los Angeles Lakers star wanted to have a relationship with her, called her on the phone and offered her money for sex.

Locally

Utah gymnasts advance at USA championships

A pair of Utah gymnasts have advanced to the Championships of the USA. Deidra Graham, 14, and Taryn Apgood, 13, finished ninth and 10th respectively in a regional meet at Palm Springs, Calif., last weekend.

Graham and Apgood will compete in the nationals Aug. 25-26. A top-12 finish would give either gymnast a spot on the national team.

Luna Trek III set for Aug. 20

More than 1,000 cyclists are expected to take part in Luna Trek III on Saturday, Aug. 20. The annual night bike ride raises funds to build bike routes in Salt Lake County.

The 18-mile non-competitive ride will begin and end in the parking lot of the Gart Brothers Sports Castle, 5300 S. 900 East. Starting time is 10 p.m.

Murray City police will monitor activities and help riders through busy intersections. Helmets and headlights are mandatory. Headlights and flashing tail lights may be ordered with pre-registration.

Advanced registration is $15 (deadline is Aug. 16). Day of race registration is $20. Forms are available at area bike shops and Salt Lake County Recreation, 468-2560.

Bowling tourney slated for this weekend

The Harvest Days Coors Double bowling tournament will be Friday through Sunday at Junction Lanes in Midvale, 7720 S. State Street. There is $1,000 guaranteed prize money. Squat times are Friday, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. Entrace fee is $35 per team for four games across eight lanes. This is a handicap tourney for men and women.

Bike race to be held Sunday in Huntsville

The fifth annual Trapper's Loop road race will be USCF sanctioned hosted by Bingham Cyclery North Shore Cycling Club Sunday, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at American Legion Hall in Huntsville. Race begins at 9 a.m. Riders go over Trapper's Loop, circuit Morgan Valley and finish back at the summit of Trapper's Loop. Pro riders go 70 miles and everyone else rides 45 miles. There are classes for USCF licensed riders as well as general public. Call Dell Brown, 392-4019.