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June 10, 1995

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Right-hander Ken Hill agreed to a $4,375,000, one-year with the St. Louis Cardinals, making him the highest-paid player on the team.

Hill, 4-1 with a 4.05 ERA this year, had asked for $5 million going into arbitration. The team had offered $3.75 million and the settlement is halfway between the two figures.


PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) _ Paul Simson defeated Chris Dalrymple 3 and 2 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Men’s North and South Amateur golf tournament.

Simson said changing balls before hole No. 11 was his key to victory. His birdie on No. 11 was the only one of the match.Before the switch, Simson hit bunkers on holes 5, 6, 7 and 8. He shot way right of the green on par-3 No. 9 and shot out of bounds on No. 10.

Dalrymple couldn’t take advantage and even lost ground on the stretch, falling another shot back despite winning No. 6.

Simson plays Robert Floyd _ a 19th hole winner against Christian Chernock _ at 8 a.m. Saturday in a semifinal match.

Floyd’s father, professional golfer Raymond Floyd Sr., will be on hand to watch.

Jimmy Flippen beat Drew Scott 4 and 3, and Jason Enloe knocked off Dean Channell to set up the other semifinal match. Flippen and Enloe tee off at 8:15.


BERLIN (AP) _ Playing without Toni Kukoc and Dino Radja, prohibited by their NBA teams from taking part, Croatia beat France 93-76 Friday at the Supercup basketball tournament.

Veljko Mrsic scored 27 for Croatia in the opening game at the round-robin tournament, pulling away with a pressure defense during the second half.

The tournament gives some of Europe’s top teams a chance to tune up for the upcoming European Championships to be held in two weeks in Athens.

In the other game, Germany beat Israel 69-57 as Christian Welp scored 17. Radja was barred from playing by the Boston Celtics and could also miss the European championships because his troubled back isn’t insured for the European events. The Chicago Bulls refused to let Kukoc take part in the tournament.

Welp, a former NBA player, led five German players in double figures. Nadav Henefeld, who played at Connecticut, had 10 points for Israel.


CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) _ Charities in Florida and Texas have something at stake in the NBA finals series between the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic.

Spalding, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of sporting goods, has both Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon and Orlando Magic center Shaquille O’Neal under contract.

If the Rockets win, Spalding, on behalf of O’Neal, will donate 50 of the company’s basketballs bearing his name to a Houston-based children’s charity.

But if the Magic win, Spalding will donate 50 pairs of sneakers to an Orlando-based children’s charity on Olajuwon’s behalf. The company said it is developing a line of basketball shoes designed by Olajuwon.


NEW YORK (AP) _ Sprinter Andrew Tynes of the Bahamas and hurdler Deon Hemmings of Jamaica have taken over the overall lead in the men’s and women’s standings for the 1995 Mobil Grand Prix track and field circuit.

They surged ahead following Thursday’s Golden Gala meet at Rome, the fourth of 16 stops on the Grand Prix. They moved past last week’s leaders, sprinter Jeff Williams and high jumper Tisha Waller, both of the United States.

Hemmings, winner of the 400-meter hurdles at Rome, has 30 Grand Prix points. Middle distance runner Olga Churbanova of Russia and shot putters Valentina Fedyushina of Ukraine and Astrid Kumbernuss of Germany are tied for second with 27 points each.

Tynes finished second in the 200 meters and leads the men’s standings with 26 points. Williams, who skipped the Rome meet, is second with 25 points.

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