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March 1, 1991

SAINT VINCENT, Italy (AP) _ Gianfranco Rosi will defend his International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title against American Ron Amundsen March 16 in Saint Vincent, a gambling resort. Amundsen is ranked third among IBF contenders.


CHICAGO (AP) - Injured winger Jocelyn Lemieux may be out of the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup until the NHL playoffs, which begin April 4.

The orbital bone around Lemieux’s right eye cracked when his face apparently slammed into the ice after he collided with teammate Stu Grimson during a Tuesday morning practice.

Lemieux, who checked out of a hospital Thursday, also suffered a concussion.


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - The NCAA is accepting applications for its drawing to determine who will be allowed to buy tickets to next year’s Final Four in Minneapolis.

But first, would-be applicants will have to apply for application forms. They can do that by calling 1-900-646-1992. Calls cost 50 cents for the first minute and 45 cents for each additional minute.

The deadline for applications is April 30, with the computerized drawing for tickets to take place in May.

Interest income generated by the applications will be used to support NCAA youth programs.


LAHTI, Finland (AP) - Thomas Abratis of Germany won the ski jumping portion of the World Cup Nordic combined event Friday. Abratis’ best jumps were 280 feet, 6 inches and 283-9 1/2 .

Klaus Ofner of Austria was second, followed by Frd Borre Lundberg of Norway.

Joe Holland was the top American, finishing 19, with leaps of 246 and 267-4 1/2 .


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - South Korean Kim Jong-duk fired a 4-under- par-68 Friday to take the second-round lead in the Malaysian Open.

Rick Gibson of Canada was one stroke back after a 67 Friday.

American Dave Tentis shot a 68 in the second round and was tied for third, two strokes back with Todd Power of Australia.

Five Americans were bracketed at 140 - John Jacobs, Eric Meeks, John Morse, Gerry Norquist and Bryan Wagner.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines Grand Prix probably won’t make enough money to cover interest payments on $1.8 million in loans, race sponsors said.

Grand Prix executive director Lyle Kreps said the race may not be able to make a $120,000 interest payment due July 31 and may not be able to pay principal payments of $150,000 annually beginning July 31, 1992.

Last year, the race on downtown Des Moines streets attracted about 98,000 spectators but lost $203,000. In its first year, the race drew 85,000 people and lost $541,500.

Kathy Dorff, public relations director for the race, said this year’s event will be the first to make money. ″At the very least, we plan to break even,″ she said.


PARIS (AP) - Auto racing’s international governing body on Friday reclassified Formula One team Larrousse, exempting the French squad from pre- qualifying at Grand Prix races.

The International Federation of Automobile Sports had ″de-classified″ Larrousse on Feb. 15, wiping out its sixth-place finish and point total in the 1990 standings.

FISA had penalized Larrousse for falsifying its 1990 season application, indicating it was using a Espo chassis when it was a chassis from the British- based manufacturer Lola.

Larrousse will not receive expenses for overseas trips from the Constructors Association.


DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys raised ticket prices for the first time since 1987 on Friday, implementing a tiered system that will boost the costs of 58 percent of Texas Stadium’s seats.

Ticket prices will range from $21 for upper level end zone to $31 for lower level seats, between the 20-yard lines and the first 10 rows of the upper level between the 20s.

Last year, most of the stadium’s 59,904 seats were $25, with the exception of 5,122 seats upper end zone seats priced at $19.

Under the restructuring, 14,712 seats will cost $31; 15,130 seats will be $29; 15,943 seats will cost $25; and 14,119 seats will cost $21.

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