Pittsburgh Pirates -- Hired Jack Zduriencik, 39, as director of scouting. He comes from the Mets, with whom he scouted for eight years, first in Oklahoma and more recently in Florida.


Hopman Cup -- Pat Cash won two straight matches to lead Australia to a 2-1 victory over Britain in the opening series in Perth. He defeated Jeremy Bates, 6-1, 6-1, in men's singles, then teamed with Liz Smylie to beat Bates and Sarah Loosemore, 6-4, 6-2, in mixed doubles. Loosemore earlier beat Smylie, 6-4, 6-3, in the opening women's singles to give Britain a 1-0 lead. Australia, the No. 5 seed in the 12-nation event, earned a quarterfinal berth against Switzerland, the No. 3 seed. The top four teams, headed by the U.S. team, got first-round byes. The U.S. team will play the winner of the Germany-Czechoslovakia match.


Northern Illinois -- Named Charlie Sadler football coach.


Due to a reporting error, Thursday's story on UNLV identified Anderson Hunt as the player who earned his real estate license, is a vice chairman of the Nevada Young Republicans, was an intern for Nevada Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich and renounced his scholarship so he could work for a sports apparel company. That player is Greg Anthony.