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February 21, 1993

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) _ A man was stabbed and three police officers were injured slightly during a melee Saturday night after the cable telecast of a championship fight.

A crowd of 400 to 500 people gathered on Canal Street about 9 p.m. and began throwing rocks and bottles at police cars after officers ordered them to disperse, authorities said.

One man was stabbed during the disturbance and taken to Marin General Hospital. His condition was unknown.

Three police officers suffered minor injuries when struck by bottles or rocks, and two police cars were vandalized, authorities said.

Two men were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly throwing objects at officers.

The melee apparently broke out when a group gathered after the TV showing of the Julio Cesar Chavez-Greg Haugen fight for the WBA super lightweight title at Mexico City. Chavez, the undefeated world champion from Mexico, stopped Haugen in the fifth round.

It took about 45 officers some 90 minutes to control the crowd. Authorities from the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol and the San Anselmo and Novato police assisted in quelling the melee.


LONDON (AP) - Blackburn defeated Chelsea 2-0 Sunday to regain fourth place in English soccer’s Premier League.

One-time leader Blackburn trails Aston Villa, Manchester United and Norwich.

Mike Newell scored both Blackburn goals.

Meanwhile, the top two teams in Division One, Newcastle and West Ham, played a scoreless tie.

The result left Newcastle four points ahead of West Ham, which is unbeaten in 12 straight league games.


CHIBA, Japan (AP) - Mathias Ntawulikura of Rwanda edged Antonio Silio of Argentina in the men’s race while Russian Viktoria Nenasheva won the women’s by one second in the Chiba International cross country meet Sunday at Showanomori Park. Ntawulikura, runner-up last year, ran alongside Silio for the last half of the 12-kilometer (7.4-mile) race before pulling ahead over the final kilometer and winning by seven seconds.

Ntawulikura was timed in 36 minutes, 1 second, and Silio in 36:08. Erder Vasquez of Columbia was third in 36:22.

The women’s 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) race was a battle among two Russians - Nenasheva and Olga Bondarenko - and Japan’s Kazumi Kanbayashi and Tsugumi Fukuyama over the final kilometer.

Nenasheva edged Kanbayashi 20:04 to 20:05. Fukuyama was third in 20:06 and Bondarenko, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist at 10,000 meters, fourth in 20:08.


OHME, Japan (AP) - Jun Hiratsuka led a Japanese sweep of the top nine men’s places Sunday in the 30-kilometer (18.6-mile) Ohme-Hochi Marathon with more than 14,000 competitors.

Hiratsuka was timed in 1 hour, 30 minutes, 57 seconds.

Steffen Dittmann of Germany was the best among five foreigners in the men’s race, placing 10th in 1:32:27.

Yoko Nomura was the women’s winner in 1:48:21. No foreigners were among the top six finishers.


AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - Canada beat New Zealand 4-3 Sunday in the final of the under-19 world junior softball championships.

The Canadians reversed a 4-1 loss to New Zealand Saturday.

The tournament also featured teams from Japan, Australia, the United States, Philippines and Argentina. The United States did not quality for the semifinals.


NEW YORK (AP) - Glen Davison of Australia, the runner-up in last Tuesday’s Empire State Building Run-up, won the New York Road Runners Club 10-kilometer Bagel Run in Central Park Sunday.

Davison was timed in 30 minutes, 41 seconds, for the 6.2-mile race, beatng defending champion Trevor Murray of New York by 13 seconds. Mike Slinskey of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., was third in 30:57.

The West Side YMCA won the team title with 45 points.

Jeanne Peterson of Huntington, N.Y., won the women’s race for the second straight year, in 35:37. Candace Strobach, runner-up in 36:41, led the Central Park Track Club to the team title with 15 points.

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