Bonds back to paying full support
SAN FRANCISCO - A San Mateo County commissioner who halved Barry Bonds' monthly family support payments last month has restored the original payments and removed himself from the case.
Commissioner George Taylor drew criticism when he asked for an autograph from the San Francisco Giants outfielder at the conclusion of last month's hearing. Prior to the request, he lowered Bonds' family support payments from $15,000 a month to $7,500 a month due to the baseball players' strike.
Strike talks don't seem imminent
NEW YORK - Renewed talks, much less a settlement of the baseball strike, don't seem imminent. As the strike completed its third week, federal mediators didn't see any purpose in more bargaining sessions. Unidentified sources said Colorado owner Jerry McMorris continued his discussions with the union.
Clubs have saved approximately $70,679,600 as players missed their first full paychecks.
Yankees acquire Bankhead from Red Sox
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees acquired pitcher Scott Bankhead from the Boston Red Sox and sent pitcher Paul Gibson to the Milwaukee Brewers. Both trades were for a player to be named later.
Sponsor of women's baseball team renews for '95
GOLDEN, Colo. - Coors Brewing Co. has decided to renew its sponsorship of the Colorado Silver Bullets, the country's only all-female professional baseball team, for the 1995 season.
K.C. Jones joins Detroit as assistant coach
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - K.C. Jones, who has been a part of 12 NBA championship teams as a player and coach, has joined the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach. Jones, 62, was an assistant in Boston when current Detroit head coach Don Chaney played for the Celtics. The Pistons announced his hiring Thursday.
Jordan will not play in charity game next week
CHICAGO - Michael Jordan announced Thursday that he will not participate in a charity basketball game Sept. 9 at the soon-to-be-demolished Chicago Stadium.
The game is the last event scheduled at the 65-year-old arena, where Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to three consecutive NBA titles.
Jordan's announcement came in response to reports Wednesday that he would play in the Scottie Pippen Ameritech All-Star Classic. Jordan said he would not play in it or any other charity basketball game, but wishes Pippen, his former teammate, luck.
Timmel named Utah's NCAA Woman of the Year
Amy Timmel, a second-team All-American and the WAC Softball Player of the Year, has been named Utah's 1994 NCAA Woman of the Year. The NCAA Woman of the Year will be selected from among the 51 state winners, selected recently by the NCAA Special Advisory Committee on Women's Corporate Marketing. Timmel finished her career as Utah's record holder in six categories. She graduated in sociology with a 3.11 GPA and has been accepted to graduate school at the U.