SPORTS PEOPLE; Comings and Goings
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Published: May 5, 1983
Ron Tabb, Benji Durden and Ed Mendoza, who finished second through fourth, respectively, in last month's Boston Marathon, will represent the United States in the marathon at the world track and field championships this summer in Helsinki. Greg Meyer, the winner, will attempt to qualify for the 10,000-meter run. ... Ron Friest, who plays right wing for the Minnesota North Stars, will undergo spinal fusion surgery Monday at the Mayo Clinic and is expected to miss all of next season. ... Don Nelson, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, has been fined $1,000 by the National Basketball Association for remarks in which he called Danny Ainge, a Boston Celtic guard, ''a cheapshot artist.'' ... Carl Yastrzemski, the Boston Red Sox slugger, was released from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center after a week of treatments for lower back spasms.