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July 13, 1993

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) _ Michael Doud of Ossining, N.Y., shot a 5-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Jamie Fairbanks of Champaign, Ill., after the first round of qualifying for the 68th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

The low 64 players after today’s second round of qualifying advance to match play. The tournament ends Saturday with a 36-hole final.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Russian junior welterweight Kostya Tszyu will face former world champion Livingstone Bramble in a 10-round fight at the Newcastle Entertainment Center on Aug. 23, promoter Bill Mordey announced today.

Tszyu, ranked No. 4 by the IBF and No. 5 by the WBC, is 9-0 with eight knockouts as a professional since winning the world amateur title in 1991.

Bramble, a 32-year-old native of the Virgin Islands, held the WBA lightweight title from 1984-86 and was NABF junior welterweight champion from 1989-90. He’s 34-11-3.


MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - School teacher Kim Watt of Pittsburgh upset eighth-seeded Julie Beahm of Dublin, Ohio, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the USTA National Amateur Clay Court Championships.

In another first-round match Monday, 14-year-old Margo Stevenson of Evansville, Ind., beat seventh-seeded Juliet Alder of Ogden, Utah, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Debbie Graham will replace doubles partner Pam Shriver in the United States’ lineup for the Federation Cup.

Graham will join Lindsay Davenport, Ann Grossman and Lori McNeil for the international competition July 19-26 at Frankfurt, Germany. Shriver has a stress fracture in her left leg and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

″We will definitely miss Pam’s veteran leadership capabilities and competititve fire, but Debbie is an excellent replacement,″ team captain Marty Riessen said Monday.


NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL said the legal team investigating former league president Gil Stein’s appointment to the Hockey Hall of Fame needs more time.

Originally scheduled to submit their report July 16, lawyers Arnold Burns of New York and Yves Fortier of Montreal have informed the NHL that their findings will now be delivered Aug. 9.

″Our inquiry has taken longer than anticipated,″ the lawyers said in a letter to Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner and president, dated July 9 and released by the league Monday.

Bettman ordered the review last April because of rumors Stein had arranged his own induction.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jim Brock, who has coached the Arizona State baseball team to two NCAA titles and more than 1,000 victories, is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday to remove malignant tumors from his colon and liver.

Brock, 56, said a 10- to 12-inch section of his colon will be removed along with more than half of his liver in the operation at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. He said doctors have told him the liver will regenerate itself to its original size within a few weeks.

″The doctors said I should be in intensive care for two days and in the hospital for seven to 10 days and that I won’t feel like doing much for about three weeks,″ Brock said Monday. ″If all goes well, I should be back on the job about Sept. 1.″

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