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A Prince is crowned...and so is a baseball's first first basewoman takes a walk

Accidentally by a fellow student's golf club during a recess round on the putting green at Ludgrove Preparatory School, Prince William, 8, who suffered a depressed fracture of the forehead and a cut requiring 24 stitches. William, second in line to the British throne, was accompanied by his mother, Princess Diana, during the two nights he spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London. Visitors included William's father, Prince Charles, and William's younger brother, Prince Harry. A full recovery is expected.

With a lawsuit the day before she left for England to begin preparing for Wimbledon, Martina Navratilova, by her former live-in companion of six years, Judy Nelson. Nelson contends that a signed, videotaped, nonmarital, cohabitation and partnership agreement entitles her to half of the assets Navratilova accumulated during their years together. Nelson's attorney, Jerry Loftin, who used to represent Navratilova, calls the dispute a "partnermony" case and says he assumes "it will settle." Navratilova volleyed back that she found the suit "malicious" and "bewildering" and promised that "there is a great deal more than what the press is being told by Loftin."

From stock car driving, by the Boston Red Sox, outfielder Mike Greenwell, who was spotted taking 50-mph practice laps in a race-ready Chevy Lumina at the Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway. Red Sox management told Greenwell, whose other pastimes have included alligator hunting, to refrain from participating in any activities that might prove harmful to his health.

During and after a 12-second victory in his pro boxing debut, in Salem, Va., former New York Jet defensive end Mark Gastineau. After he had knocked down his opponent, Derrick Dukes, with a right uppercut, Gastineau tripped over the supine Dukes in an unsuccessful attempt to locate a neutral corner and later described the payoff punch as "a left hook that felt real good."

From the baseball team at St. Mary's College of Maryland, junior first baseman Julie Croteau, who was the first woman to play college baseball. Croteau says that she was offended by a series of sexist incidents, one of which was the reading aloud of pornographic magazine articles during a team bus trip. "This sort of thing isn't just happening at St. Mary's; it's happening everywhere," says Croteau, who hit .171 over three seasons. "I loved playing baseball for St. Mary's. It's a shame it had to end like this."

By the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, the medical license of Toronto doctor Jamie Astaphan, for prescribing and dispensing steroids to athletes, including sprinter Ben Johnson, who took them before the 1988 Summer Olympics. Astaphan, who is currently practicing on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, says he is a "scapegoat" and will appeal the 18-month suspension.



Is Martina (left) held in a half Nelson?