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October 6, 1995

MIDWAY, Pa. (AP) _ The tournament formerly known as the Quicksilver Senior Classic has been renamed the Pittsburgh Senior Classic and will be televised in 1996.

The purse will remain $1.1 million, or slightly higher, and will again be one of the richest on the Senior PGA Tour. ESPN2 or the Golf Channel will televise the June 7-9 tournament.


TORONTO (AP) _ The Canadian Football League announced Thursday that the proposed one-year collective bargaining agreement with the players has been ratified by the board of governors.

The CFL said in a new release it has returned the agreement to the CFL Players Association for ratification by its membership.

The league will go ahead with the format that will have the top five finishers in the Northern Division competing in the playoffs, along with the top three from the Southern Division, the U.S. portion of the 13-team league.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) _ The NHL’s Winnipeg Jets changed captains, taking the title from Keith Tkachuk and giving it to Kris King.

The move came only two days after the Jets matched a $17.2 million, five-year contract offer Tkachuk, a restricted free agent, received from the Chicago Blackhawks. The deal includes $6 million in the first year.

Coach Terry Simpson said he chose King because of his experience and attitude, not because Tkachuk had held out for the second year in a row.


NEW YORK (AP) _ Center Greg Butler, who has spent two seasons with the New York Knicks, was among six free agents signed by the club.

Butler, who spent the 1988-89 and 1989-90 NBA seasons with New York and played for the Los Angeles Clippers in 1990-91, was joined by forwards Ted Allen, Jamal Faulkner and John Strickland, and guards Herman Alston and Jean Prioleau.


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) _ Britain took a 4-0 lead over the United States in the Maureen Connolly Trophy, sweeping the three singles and the only doubles match Thursday.

In singles, Luci Ahl defeated Farley Taylor 6-4, 2-6, 9-7; Mandy Wainwright beat Marissa Catlin 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, and Lizzie Jelfs defeated Kristin Sanderson 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.

In doubles, Wainwright and Kate Warne-Holland defeated Catlin and Sandy Sureephong 6-4, 6-4.

Britain has won the last two competitions, which features some of the top under-21 players from the United States and Britain. The Americans lead the series 17-5.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Defenseman Eric Desjardins has signed a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Desjardins, 26, came to the Flyers last February in the trade with Montreal that also brought John LeClair and Gilbert Dionne and sent Mark Recchi and a draft choice to the Canadiens.

He had five goals and 24 assists for 29 points in 43 games last year. In 15 playoff games, he had four goals and four assists and had the team’s best plus-minus rating at plus-12.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ The Buffalo Sabres signed former first-round draft pick Wayne Primeau to a multiyear contract, guaranteeing he will spend a full season in the NHL.

Primeau, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, had 69 goals and 139 assists in 197 games in the OHL.

The Sabres also signed veteran forward Randy Burridge to a one-year contract, sent goaltender Robb Stauber and to their American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester and waived veteran defenseman Grant Jennings.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Doug West, the only player who has been with the Minnesota Timberwolves since their beginning, agreed Thursday to a 5-year contract extension with the team.

West has alternated between shooting guard and small forward since making the team’s roster in 1989. He has appeared in 430 games with the Timberwolves, averaging 11.8 points and 2.7 rebounds.


ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) _ Harlem Globetrotters coach Charles ``Tex″ Harrison signed a seven-year contract extension.

Harrison has been with the Globetrotters for 35 years, including 18 as a player. He began coaching the team in the 1960s.

Harrison recently led the Globetrotters to a 10-1 series victory over an All-Star team led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.


ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Hawks signed Stacey Augmon to a five-year contract.

Augmon has averaged 14 points and 4.7 rebounds in four seasons with the Hawks, who drafted him ninth overall in 1991 from UNLV.

The Hawks also signed second round draft pick Troy Brown, and free agents Matt Bullard, Howard Nathan, Todd Mundt, Gaylon Nickerson and Alex Blackwell.


CLEVELAND (AP) _ Quarterback Jim McMahon has returned to the Cleveland Browns.

McMahon, 36, who re-signed with the Browns on Wednesday, said he had considered not returning.

McMahon had been dropped by the Browns in their final preseason cut and expected to return quickly.

McMahon is in his 14th year in the league, having also played for Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego and Arizona.


BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ California forward Tremaine Fowlkes, the Pacific-10 freshman of the year last season, has been declared ineligible for competition by the school because of an apparent NCAA violations involving a car.

According to a statement released by California on Thursday, the violation was discovered after a university investigation conducted in cooperation with the Pac-10. The procedure is for a school to declare a player ineligible and then take the matter to the NCAA and apply to have the player’s eligibility reinstated.

The violation centered around an automobile Fowlkes drove. He no longer has the car, the school said.

The 6-foot-7 Fowlkes, was the team’s second-leading scorer averaging 13.4 points, and led in rebounding at 6.7 per game.

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