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August 3, 1993

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ The Los Angeles Kings announced Monday they have signed forwards John Druce and Rob Murphy and re-signed forward Darryl Williams.

Druce, 27, is a five-year NHL veteran who played for the Winnipeg Jets last season, getting six goals and 14 assists in 50 games.

Murphy, 24, totaled 10 points in 30 games with the Ottawa Senators last season.

Williams, 25, has spent the last five seasons in the Kings organization. With the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL last season, he had 18 goals and seven assists in 61 games. He also played his first two NHL games with the Kings last season.


COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Cristie Kerr of Miami, and Skyli Yamada of Sandy, Utah, both had par rounds of 72 Monday to lead the field of 156 in the 45th U.S. Girls’ Junior Golf Championship.

Kerr, 15, and Yamada, 17, were among 34 golfers to break 80 over the 5,934- yard Mesa Verde Country Club course.

Defending champion Jamie Koizumi of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, had a 74, while Alicia Allison of Santa Ana, Calif., who lost to Koizumi in the finals, was at 79. Last year’s medalist, Erika Hayashida of Peru, had a 76.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former University of Louisville star Gwen Doyle was arraigned on shoplifting charges Monday.

Authorities allege Doyle, with the help of a store clerk, took more than $600 worth of women’s clothes and perfume from Sears in the Oxmoor shopping mall in eastern Jefferson County.

Doyle played for Louisville two years ago but decided to transfer to Western Kentucky.

She sat out last season and will be a junior this year.


EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Baseball coach Glenn Hayes resigned Monday after 16 seasons with East Stroudsburg University, the longest coaching tenure in the school’s 99-year history.

Hayes took over ESU’s baseball program in 1978 and posted a 239-334 overall record. One of his top players was pitcher Joel Bennett, who struck out a school-record 100 batters in 1991.

Bennett was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1991 and is pitching in their minor league system.

Hayes’ 1993 team won 14 of its last 18 games, including six straight doubleheader sweeps. They finished the season with an 18-15 record.

″I know this has been a tough decision for Glenn after so many years of dedicated service to the baseball program,″ said Earl W. Edwards, athletic director for ESU. ″We thank him for his long commitment to the program.″


NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Harbold, a two-time Olympian from Washington, won the 1,000-mile Clean Water Challenge on Monday, the world’s longest canoe and kayak endurance race.

Sixteen competitors began the six-stage race in Chicago and paddled through the four Great Lakes, the Erie Canal and eight rivers, including the Hudson.

Harbold, a member of the 1988 and ’92 Olympic teams, finished first in each stage and completed the race in 96 hours, 28 minutes. Mike Lesnick of Helena, Mont., was second in 104:78 and Les Dickens of Canada was third in 110:95.

Two Olympic champions, Joe Jacobi and Greg Barton, joined the other competitors for the concluding 12-mile leg to North Cove Yacht Harbor.

Harbold won $10,000 and a trip for two to Finland.

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