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May 29, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Some of the greatest players ever in college basketball, former UCLA and North Carolina stars, will gather at Pauley Pavilion next month in an alumni game to honor John Wooden.

Among the former players scheduled to play or be on hand for the June 28 tribute to the former UCLA coach are Kiki Vandeweghe, Jamaal Wilkes, Gail Goodrich, Bill Walton, Rod Foster and Reggie Miller of the Bruins.

James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Charlie Scott and Brad Daugherty are among the former Tar Heels expected to attend.

Proceeds from the game will go toward establishing the Nell and John Wooden Scholarship fund at UCLA, and to support the University fund at North Carolina.


DENVER (AP) - Minor league hockey will return to Denver in the form of the Colorado Rangers of the International Hockey League.

The Colorado Rangers will be a farm club for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

Mayor Federico Pena said on Thursday that the city had signed a three-year agreement with Dennis Champine, one of the owners of the Colorado team.

The contract calls for the Colorado Rangers to play 40 regular-season games at the Denver Coliseum.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Six American cities seeking to host the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1990 or 1991 will make presentations Saturday to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Games and Training Centers Site Selection Committee.

The cities are Washington; San Antonio, Texas; Los Angeles; Orlando, Fla.; Detroit, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

The two cities recommended by the committee will be passed on to the USOC executive board for final approval.

The Festival is held in all but the Olympic-year summers.


CINCINNATI (AP) - Howard Oester, father of Cincinnati Reds second baseman Ron Oester, died a day after suffering an apparent stroke.

The senior Oester, 78, was stricken Wednesday and died Thursday.

Reds spokesman Jon Braude said that because of the death, Ron Oester was not making Thursday night’s trip to Pittsburgh with the Reds. Braude said he would not know until today whether Oester will be able to rejoin the Reds in time for tonight’s game in Pittsburgh.

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