Chuck DeBus, longtime coach of the Los Angeles Track Club and former coach at UCLA, has been suspended from track and field for life, The Athletics Congress announced. William Hickman, chairman of a three-member TAC panel that investigated charges against DeBus for more than a year, said it concluded he had incited athletes to use banned substances, had provided banned substances to an athlete, and was guilty of conduct detrimental to TAC and amateur sports.
TAC said that at a hearing in April, miler Steve Scott and hurdler Tonie Campbell testified DeBus, 45, urged them to take banned substances and Darryl Robinson, a 400-meter specialist, testified DeBus gave him banned substances. At the hearing, DeBus stated he "did not encourage drug use; absolutely did not incite drug use, had never used drugs, had never purchased drugs, had never been arrested for drugs and had never possessed drugs." . . .
Soviet officials said back problems will prevent Sergei Bubka, the Soviet Union's 1988 Olympic gold medal winner and world record holder at 19 feet 10 1/2 inches in the pole vault, from competing in the 1990 Goodwill Games, which start Friday. . . .
The United States, trailing by eight points in the second half, rallied behind Teresa Edwards's 32 points for an 87-78 decision over Cuba in its first final-round game at the women's World Basketball Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Edwards hit four of five three-pointers for the defending champion Americans.