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August 2, 1997

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ Bret Saberhagen pitched 3 1-3 hitless innings in his second rehab start Friday, leading the Trenton Thunder to an 8-3 victory over the Akron Aeros in Eastern League play.

Saberhagen, pitching for the Boston Red Sox’s Double A team in Trenton, struck out five and did not allow a run.

He missed all of 1996 because of rotator cuff surgery and signed with the Red Sox as a free agent in the offseason.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas has hired New Mexico golfing coach John Fields to head the Longhorns golf program.

``The respect nationally for John is tremendous,″ UT Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said Friday. ``When you look at all the things you want in a coach _ recruiting, dealing with players academically and athletically and knowledge of the game _ he had high marks from everybody.″

Fields coached at New Mexico for 10 years. He led the Lobos to nine NCAA tournament appearances and was named Western Athletic Conference golf coach of the year four times. He coached nine All-Americans and six Academic All-Americans.


GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) _ Four-time Olympian Jim Terrell of Milford, Ohio, won three gold medals on Friday during the third day of competition in the 1997 U.S. Canoe and Kayak Sprint National Championships at Lake Lanier.

Terrell won the men’s single canoe 200-meter by edging Zbigniew Wadyznski of Chicago by less than a half-second. Terrell then teamed with Brandon Krovoza of Newport Beach, Calif., in the 200-meter C-2, beating the team of David Fort and Jordan Malloch.

Terrell and Krovoza then hopped into a C-4 with Sam Couch and Jose Jimenez, also of Newport Beach, to claim first place over Fort, Malloch, Nate Johnson and Ryan Lorenz of Seattle.

In women’s K-2 200-meter competition, 1996 Olympic team members Dru van Hengel of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Lia Rossett of Newport Beach captured first, almost two seconds faster than the boat of Hawaiians Mahealani Lum and Christina Turney.


PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Ian Moran, who scored four goals and nine points last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, has signed a new contract, the team said Friday.

Moran, 24, 5-feet-11-inches and 195 pounds, appeared in 36 games in the 1996-97 season and was the team’s third-highest scorer during the five playoff games.

He turned pro with the Penguins in February 1994. In his NHL career, he has played 87 games and had five goals, 11 points and 69 penalty minutes.


TORONTO (AP) _ Swedish defenseman Mattias Ohlund, an unsigned 1994 first-round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, signed an offer sheet with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

Ohlund signed a five-year, $10 million offer sheet with Toronto, according to his agent, Michael Barnett, which includes a $7.5 million signing bonus.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ The Sacramento Kings on Friday signed free agent guard Terry Dehere, who spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Dehere averaged 8.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game in 299 regular-season appearances for the Clippers.


ALBANY, N.J. (AP) _ Jerry Reynolds, who became the New York Giants starting center when Brian Williams injured his right eye last week, will have to undergo knee surgery, the team said Friday.

Reynolds hurt his right knee in practice this week. He had an MRI on Thursday night and it disclosed a tear to the lateral meniscus. Surgery was scheduled Friday to repair the crescent-shaped cartilage that helps the knee bear weight.


DETROIT (AP) _ The Detroit Red Wings ended doubts about whether center Igor Larionov would be back with the Stanley Cup champions by signing the Russian to a three-year contract Friday.

Larionov, 36, recorded 54 points on 12 goals and 42 assists in 64 regular season games. He also chipped in four goals and eight assists in 20 playoff games as Detroit won its first Stanley Cup championship in 42 years.


DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) _ Chris Smith of Peru, Ind., shot a 5-under-par 67 on to take a one-stroke lead over Australia’s Terry Price after the second round of the Nike Dakota Dunes Open.

Smith, the 1995 winner, had an 11-under 133 total on the Dakota Dunes Country Club course. The former Ohio State player won the Upstate Classic in June, and lost a playoff last week in the Wichita Open.


FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) _ Record-setting medalist Beth Bauer of Valrico, Fla., and Canide Kung of Fountain Valley, Calif., won two matches each to advance to the finals of the 49th U.S. Girls Junior Championship.

Bauer’s qualifying score of 134 broke Brandie Burton’s 8-year-old record by four strokes.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) _ Jimmy Connors overcame 17 aces by Yannick Noah to post a 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-1 victory at The Challenge over-35 tournament.

Connors, whose victory followed a two-hour rain delay, advanced to Sunday’s final against the winner of today’s match between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg at The Broadmoor.


KENT, Wash. (AP) _ Cristen Powell, an 18-year-old rookie from Oregon, led top fuel qualifying with her first-ever 300 mph pass in the Northwest Nationals.

Other No. 1 qualifiers Friday were John Force in funny car and Troy Coughlin in pro stock.

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