Some gremlin between yesterday's editions garbled the item about Touchdown Club's noon luncheon for Maryland hurdles star Renaldo Nehemiah; today's the day . . .
Al McGuire will speak at Georgetown U.'s basketball awards banquet, Thursday, April 19, Twin Bridges Marriott, and what could be finah? Hoya guard John Duren added an "all" honor this week, ECAC first team . . .
Awful news for the Philadelphia Sixers' play-off outlook: Doug Collinw won't be available; X-rays show he has a stress fracture in the arch of his left foot. The All-Star guard's comeback from long inactivity with the aching foot, before it gave in again a few games ago, ignited 76er late-season resurgence ...
Luke Easter dead, and five days later, another of the Cleveland Indian's early black players, Harry (Suitcase) Simpson, is gone. Old Suitcase-lived up to nickname, on 17 teams in 11 years of organized baseball, five of them in the majors-was taken by a heart attack at 53, in Akron, where he was a rubber worker. Mr. Simpson, after three mediocre years as a teammate of Mr. Easter, Al Rosen and company blossomed, with the Kansas City A's, to hit 300 in 1955, then .293 with 21 HR, 105 RBI in 1956; was going good again in '57, so naturally the Yankees grabbed him (trade). But he couldn't keep it up, finished it with A's, Chisox. Pirates in 1959; career figures, .266 for 888 games.