Martina Hingis, who is seeded No. 1 at Wimbledon, said there would be no more tantrums such as the one she threw in her French Open final loss to Steffi Graf.
Hingis smashed her racket and marched around the net to dispute a line call. She also served underhand and climbed the umpire's chair to make another protest as she came close to defaulting the match.
Hingis, the world's top-ranked player, stalked off the court after losing to Graf and was said to have bumped into an official of the WTA Tour before being led, sobbing, back to the court by her mother, Melanie Molitor.
"There's no way that could happen again," Hingis said in Eastbourne, England, where she is playing doubles in the grass-court warm-up for Wimbledon. . . .
Pat Rafter, ranked No. 2 in the world, was named to lead Australia's seven-man Davis Cup team against the United States in a quarterfinal match next month in Chestnut Hills, Mass.
Tide, Seminoles Win
Alabama and Florida State advanced in the College World Series in Omaha.
Sam Bozanich blooped a single into right field to drive in the winning run in the ninth inning as the Crimson Tide beat Rice, 6-5. Alabama advanced to today's rematch with top-seeded Miami (48-13). The Hurricanes won the teams' second-round meeting. Rice, ranked No. 1 in some national polls earlier this season, was eliminated.
Chris Chavez went the distance and Marshall McDougall and Matt Diaz hit consecutive home runs in the third inning as the Seminoles beat Cal State-Fullerton, 7-2. Florida State (55-13) will play Stanford (50-13) today. The Titans (50-14) were eliminated.
Georgetown, Navy and Maryland-Baltimore County will join four teams in the Eastern College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse league that will start play next spring. Also included are Massachusetts, Penn State, Rutgers and New York-Stony Brook.
The move to a men's lacrosse-only conference came about because the NCAA changed its rules to award automatic bids to the NCAA tournament only to the winners of conferences that have at least six teams. The rule takes effect next spring.
The ECAC league championship--and automatic bid--will be determined by regular season play. There will be no league postseason tournament.
The four Atlantic Coast Conference men's teams that play lacrosse--Maryland, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina--plan to form a lacrosse-only conference with Johns Hopkins and Loyola (Md.).
The league likely will be formed by early next month, said Dee Todd, the ACC's assistant commissioner for championships.
Colonial Downs avoided having its off-track betting parlor licenses suspended when it gave the Virginia Racing Commission a freshly signed contract with the state's thoroughbred horsemen.
But the commission said it was reserving its right to impose the penalty later.
Without the contract, the commission likely was going to enforce a hearing officer's recommendation that the track's OTB licenses be suspended for five days and that the parlors remain closed until the deal was reached. Horsemen have been without a contract since Dec. 31 and are scheduled to have a 25-day meet at the track this fall.
The sides also agreed to work harder on securing a location and permit for an OTB parlor in populous Northern Virginia, seen by many as the key to the track's survival, and to improve quarters for horsemen who live at the track during meets.
A portion of the 25-page contract also must be approved by the Maryland Jockey Club, which is under contract to run the meets at Colonial Downs. H. Lane Kneedler, a lawyer for the club, told the commission he had not yet reviewed the entire document and could not say whether the jockey club would approve it.
Pakistan beat New Zealand by nine wickets in the first World Cup semifinal at Manchester's Old Trafford ground in England to reach the final for the second time.
Pakistan will play the winner of today's match between Australia and South Africa in the final Sunday at Lord's in London.
No Charges for Knight
Indiana Coach Bob Knight won't be charged in his confrontation with a man in a restaurant parking lot. Monroe County (Ind.) Prosecutor Carl Salzmann said he did not have enough evidence to charge Knight or Chris Foster, a 38-year-old Bloomington guitar maker, with any crimes.
Foster accused Knight of making a racist remark and grabbing him by the neck when they were at a restaurant in Ellettsville June 7. Knight contended he was provoked by Foster.
The District of Columbia Retired Coaches Association will induct eight members into its Hall of Fame Saturday in Lanham.
Four of the inductees are former Spingarn coaches--longtime athletic director and boys basketball and football coach Frank Parks, Doreatha Wills, Leo Hill and the late Roper McNair. Other inductees are James Tillerson (Roosevelt), Frank Bolden (Cardozo), Richard Janigian (Bell, Wilson) and Edith Shepard (Ballou). Shepard and Wills are the first women to make the organization's hall.
C. Hill Feted
Calvin Hill, the former NFL running back and the father of NBA star Grant Hill, will have a community basketball court in Baltimore named for him.
Day Village Townhomes, where Hill's family lived from 1945 to 1967, will host a ceremony honoring Hill at 11 a.m. Saturday. Grant Hill, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke and Baltimore County Executive Dutch Ruppersberger will attend.
Heisman Stays Put
New York's Downtown Athletic Club won a U.S. Bankruptcy Court's approval to sell the hotel portion of its 35-story Art Deco building, allowing it to remain the home of the Heisman Trophy.
CAPTION: Pakistan's Saeed Anwar, left, rejoices after recording a century against New Zealand's Nathan Astle, right, at Cricket World Cup in England.