July 13, 1995 in Sports

Miscellany

Compiled From Wire Services
 

The NFL has postponed its meeting on the Raiders’ move to Oakland for a week, saying it needs more time to study the finances of the proposal.

The league had been expected to approve the move at a meeting Friday.

On Wednesday, the NFL rescheduled its discussion for July 21, saying the league finance committee wasn’t ready to make its report on the relocation.

League officials said the move must be approved by 23 of the 30 clubs.

Attendance was up slightly at Division I basketball games last season, and the Big Ten led the conferences as it has in every year since 1977.

Syracuse drew the most fans of any individual school for the 11th straight year.

Overall attendance at Division I games was up 285,337 to 23,560,495.

Other conferences and their average attendance included the Great Midwest, 11,264; Big East, 11,195; Atlantic Coast, 10,906; Big Eight, 10,473; Western Athletic, 8,854; Pac-10, 7,807; Metro, 7,084; and Missouri Valley, 6,121.

At Hanover, N.H., teammates and coaches of a top female athlete at Dartmouth College will mark her untimely death with a memorial service and a candlelight procession today.

The body of junior Sarah Devens, who shared the school’s outstanding female athlete award this year, was found Monday afternoon lying in her bed at her father’s home in Essex, Mass., a .22 caliber rifle at her side, a single bullet wound to her head.

Essex Police Inspector Donald Wolfe said it appears Devens, who was going to be captain of three teams next year, fired the gun herself. She did not leave a note.

Paraguay beat soccer lightweight Venezuela 3-2 in rain and lightning to qualify for the second round of the America Cup at Maldonado, Uruguay.

The other match in the 12-nation South American championship - Uruguay vs. Mexico in Montevideo - was rained out and rescheduled for today.


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