TOP OF THE LINEUP : LOCAL.DONE DEAL: Daily News baseball Coach of the Year Bud Murray, who retired from Hart High this season after 23 years, said he will become an assistant at Cal State Northridge in 2000. Murray, vacationing in Nebraska, said he spoke to Matadors coach Mike Batesole on Wednesday, though things won't be finalized until August.
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BIG (BAD) TEN: Say this for the Big Ten: Six of its 11 schools are halfway through the week without getting into trouble. On Wednesday, Purdue's basketball program was put on two years probation by the NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association , the same day two Michigan football players became involved in an embezzlement embezzlement, wrongful use, for one's own selfish ends, of the property of another when that property has been legally entrusted to one. Such an act was not larceny at common law because larceny was committed only when property was acquired by a "felonious taking," i. investigation. On Tuesday, Iowa quarterback Randy Reiners was arrested for the second time in three months on alcohol charges, while Michigan State All-American guard Mateen Cleeves was served with two noise disturbance citations to go with a previous misdemeanor larceny larceny, in law, the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of its use or to appropriate it to the use of the perpetrator or of someone else. charge. And don't forget Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins Clem Smith Haskins (born August 11, 1943 in Campbellsville, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player who later served 13 years (1986-1999) as head coach of the University of Minnesota's men's basketball team. , bought out of his contract Monday amid an academic fraud scandal.
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HEAD MAN, CUBS FAN: President Bill Clinton came to Chicago to talk Medicare but wound up watching Sammy Sosa Samuel Sosa Peralta (born November 12 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of the American League. His Major League career began when he broke in with the Texas Rangers in 1989. hit his 30th home run of the season in a Cubs victory at Wrigley Field For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see .
• • [ . He was so excited about going to the Cubs-Brewers game that he announced it at the start of his speech on a new health-care proposal - to the annoyance of the Secret Service.