October 29, 1997 in Sports

Sports People

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Hall of Fame baseball player Reggie Jackson sued Upper Deck Co., alleging it failed to pay him under the terms of his contract. … Chris Dickson resigned as skipper of Dennis Conner’s yacht Toshiba, which finished a disappointing sixth out of 10 boats in the first leg of the Whitbread Round the World Race. Paul Standbridge, in his fourth Whitbread, was promoted from watch captain to skipper for the final eight legs of the 31,600-mile race.

British driver David Coulthard testified in Imola, Italy Tuesday that the flexibility of the steering column in Ayrton Senna’s car was normal when the Brazilian champion died in a 1994 crash. A prosecutor contends that a badly modified steering column in Senna’s Williams-Renault cracked during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, causing the fatal crash.

Florida coach Steve Spurrier is expected today to name sophomore Doug Johnson his starting quarterback for Saturday’s nationally televised game with Georgia in Jacksonville. Johnson is returning after a one-game suspension.

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