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July 26, 1991

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Doug Flutie completed 28 of 42 pass attempts for 372 yards as the British Columbia Lions scored 30 second-half points in a 37-36 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League.

Lui Passaglia kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:41 remaining to give the Lions a 37-34 lead. Edmonton added two singles in the final minute when kicker Ray Macoritti missed field goal attempts of 55 and 49 yards.

Flutie completed two touchdown passes and scored on a 1-yard run.

″Flutie was great in the second half because the offensive line blocked better,″ Lions coach Bob O’Billovich said. ″When we give him time, Doug’s tough to stop.″


MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) - Charles Johnson of the University of Miami doubled home the winning run as the United States defeated Korea 6-4 in 11 innings to take a 3-1 lead in the team’s five-game exhibition series.

After Johnson gave the U.S. a 5-4 lead in the top of the 11th of Thursday night’s game, Kansas State’s Craig Wilson added an RBI single for a two-run margin.

North Carolina’s Paul Suhey pitched the final 1 2-3 innings for the victory. United States starter Jeff Granger of Texas A&M went five innings, allowing four runs on two hits. Southern Mississippi’s Tony Phillips followed with 4 1-3 innings of scoreless relief.

The United States is 15-8 in its pre-Pan American Games schedule.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Medalist Tiger Woods of Cypress, Calif., easily won his first round of match play in the 44th USGA Junior Amateur Golf Championship.

Woods, 15, who finished the 36 holes of medal play Thursday over the 7,027- yard Bay Hill Club course at 4-under-par 140, beat Dan Konieczny of Mount Pleasant, Pa., 8 and 7.

Only one match-play session was held Thursday because the second round of medal play was suspended Wednesday because of heavy rain and lightning and was completed Thursday. Two rounds of match play will be held both Friday and Saturday with the final set for Sunday.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Shaun Vandiver, one of the Golden State Warriors’ three first-round draft picks, has signed a two-year contract to play for Fortitudo Bologna of the Italian League.

Vandiver, a 6-foot-10 forward from Colorado who signed the deal Thursday, was selected 25th overall by the Warriors in the June 26 draft. He was the most valuable player in the Orlando All-Star Classic in April, a postseason camp for college players.

As a senior at Colorado, Vandiver averaged 21.2 points and 10 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Big Eight first team.

Warriors president Dan Finnane said the team ″would extend a rookie tender offer ... which will allow us to hold the exclusive rights to negotiate with and sign him to an NBA contract at a later date.″


HOUSTON (AP) - Fresno State pitcher Bobby Jones has been named the winner of the 1991 R.E. ″Bob″ Smith Award, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s honor for the collegiate player of the year.

The other finalists were Stanford first baseman David McCarty and Wichita State pitcher Kennie Steenstra. The award, which is sponsored by the Greater Houston Sports Association, was presented at a dinner Thursday night.

For the past three years, the award has been presented as a memorial to Smith, who founded major league baseball in Houston.

Jones, who completed his last 16 starts and 18 overall last season, compiled a 16-2 record and 1.88 ERA for the Bulldogs on his way to consensus first team All-America honors.

Jones was drafted in the first round, 36th overall, as a supplemental choice of the New York Mets. He also was named the 1991 NCAA Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball magazine.


ATLANTA (AP) - Vince Biondo broke a record for the second time this week when he bowled a six-game series of 1,478 during National Finals match play.

Biondo, 21, a 1991 Team USA member, broke teammate Steve Kloempken’s record by 39 pins. Kloempken set the record last year at Arlington Heights, Ill.

In other action Thursday, Ricky Beck rolled the second 300 game of this year’s finals. Earlier this week, Dale Constance rolled a 300, the first perfect game by a male competitor in a National Finals tournament since 1986.


ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Richard Hollis had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Sherman Williams added 21 points as the Erie Wave beat the Halifax Windjammers 114-113 in overtime in the World Basketball League.

Willie Bland, Milt Newton and Mike Ratliff scored 21 points each for Halifax in Thursday night’s game.


BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Larry Gallagher, a club pro from Intervale, N.H., fired a 4-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Bob Darling after the first round of the Greater Bangor Open.

Mike Baker, Jerry DiPhilippo and Jim Becker opened the 54-hole tournament Thursday with 69s on on the Bangor Municipal course.


CAMP PERRY, Ohio (AP) - Lones Wigger of Colorado Springs, Colo., leads after three days of individual match competition in the smallbore rifle prone championship in the National Matches.

Wigger finished Thursday’s competition with 4,792 points out of a possible 4,800, with 343 bull’s eyes. Ronald West of Zanesville, Ohio is second with 4,791 and 346 bull’s eyes. Wigger’s son, Ronald, of Sherwood, Ark., is third with 4,780 and 356.

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