Luis Herrera of Colombia won the 14th leg of the Tour de France race in 4 hours 56 minutes 32 seconds, while Frenchman Bernard Hinault, the favorite and four-time champion, maintained his overall lead. Both cyclists were treated for minor injuries suffered in separate falls near the finish of the leg, a mountainous 111-mile run from Autrans-Meaudre to Saint-Etienne.
Ludo Peeters of Belgium finished second in the leg, followed by Greg Lemond of the United States, both 47 seconds behind the leader.Overall, Hinault leads with a time of 70 hours 31 minutes 23 seconds, with Lemond second, 3:32 behind.
In the women's division, Italy's Maria Canins won the 12-stage, first-half competition, finishing more than 13 minutes ahead of France's Jeannie Longo, who won the 40.7-mile final stage. Phyllis Hines of the United States was third overall. Gaithersburg's Patty Peoples was 20th, trailing the winner by 7:26. The women's division is being run in two phases, with the second starting Monday. :0000500000130:
Boston Celtics assistant coach Jimmy Rodgers is a top candidate for the New Jersey Nets head coaching job, the Boston Herald reported. Rodgers, a Celtics assistant for six years, was interviewed by Nets Vice President Lewis Schaffel Friday, the newspaper said.
The job opened up when Stan Albeck left to become coach of the Chicago Bulls. The Nets were ready to sign Villanova University's Rollie Massimino, but he turned them down. In addition to Rodgers, New Jersey was considering its general manager, Bob MacKinnon, and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Dave Wohl, the newspaper said.