National champion UCLA will play Santa Clara in the opening round of the Maui Classic basketball tournament in November.
Other first-round matchups are: Chaminade vs. Michigan State; Villanova vs. Wisconsin; and North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt on Nov. 20. ESPN will broadcast both semifinal games on Nov. 21 and the championship game on Nov. 22.
A baseball autographed by members of the 1934 American League All-Star team that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx has been stolen from the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore, police said. The ball known as “The Matchless Ball” was loaned to the museum by private collector Dan de la Torre for an exhibition celebrating Ruth’s 100th birthday.
The Buffalo Sabres will be without defenseman Richard Smehlik this season after he sustained a serious knee injury while working out. Smehlik, 25, underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
John Randolph, the athletic director at William & Mary for the last 10 years, died at Williamsburg, Va., after a long battle with cancer. He was 53.
A sports car collided with a pickup truck and its horse trailer on a busy highway, injuring two people and killing a thoroughbred scheduled to run at Ellis Park at Henderson, Ky. OneoftheJonesgirls, a 5-year-old mare, was put to sleep after being hurt in the wreck.
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