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July 2, 1994

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) _ La’Keshia Frett, a sophomore from the University of Georgia, scored 18 points to lead the unbeaten USA Basketball team to a 77-57 victory Friday over previously undefeated Korea in the Jones Cup tournament.

The victory left the Americans 6-0 and advanced them to Saturday’s semifinals against Taiwan’s Nan Ya.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s second-place finish in last week’s Professional Bowlers Association Northwest Classic helped him widen his lead in the latest IBM Power Rankings.

Williams, the reigning PBA Player of the Year from Stockton, Calif., has now been the top-ranked bowler for the last 35 consecutive tournaments. Williams, who won his 14th career title earlier this year, extended his lead over Norm Duke from 114 to 172 points. Williams has 1,907 points.

Duke, of Edmond, Okla., is the leading candidate for Player of the Year honors this year with four titles through the first 15 tournaments. The eight- time champion, who did not bowl last week, has been ranked second for 16 consecutive tournaments.

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers acquired the draft rights to 6-foot-9 Anthony Miller of Michigan State on Friday in a trade with the Golden State Warriors.

The 255-pound Miller averaged 16.6 points and nine rebounds for the Spartans in 1993-94.

In exchange for the rights to Miller, who was the Warriors’ second round choice, 39th overall in this year’s draft, Golden State will receive a second- round choice from the Lakers in the 1995 NBA draft.

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) - Erika Hayashida of Lima, Peru, shot a 3-under-par 69 to take the lead in the first round of the $30,000 Greater Lima Futures Open on Friday.

Hayashida carded five birdies and two bogies to take a two-shot lead on the 5,949-yard Lost Creek Country Club.

Jackie Cannizzo of East Syracuse, N.Y., and Yuko Kogasaki of Hyogo, Japan, each posted a 1-under-par 71 to tie for second place.

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Michael Engleman of Denver successfully defended his lead in the overall standings of the tenth annual Casper Classic with a victory in Friday’s fourth stage, the Casper Mountain Hill Climb.

Engleman, racing for Coors Light Cycling, covered the 58-mile route, which featured a 3,000-foot gain in altitude, in 2 hours and 39 minutes to win the stage. He leads the men’s professional class with an overall time of 11:40:30.

In women’s racing, Eve Stephensen of Colorado Springs, Colo., held on to her overall lead despite a third-place finish over the 37.5 miles covered by elite women.

Stephensen, racing for EDS-Coca Cola, leads the professional women with a cumulative time of 8:04:25.

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Two-time U.S. Olympic veteran Michael Matz rode Olisco to victory in the $7,500 Sugar Creek Stores Jump-off Friday at the 25th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.

Matz of Collegeville, Pa., was one of only three entries in the 40-horse field to complete the 14-jump course without penalty to advance to a tiebreaking jump-off.

Leann Kelly of East Nassau, N.Y., rode first over the seven-jump tiebreaker course at the North Elba Show Grounds, and she finished fault-free in 39.793 seconds on Asco’s Macho.

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CORNING, N.Y (AP) - Newt Withers and Wayne Stanfield, driving the oldest car in the Great American Race, held onto their lead Friday with a two-day score of 24.

Withers and Stanfield pushed their 1912 Oldsmobile Autocrat and added 10 seconds to the lead they took Thursday.

The final three days of the coast-to-coast event for vintage automobiles are combined to determine the winner. The final day Saturday will produce the 12th annual winner in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Dave Reeder of Fort Smith, Ark., and Bill Secrest of South Shore, Ky., had Friday’s top score with six seconds in their 1934 Ford Cabriolet. Their two- day total is 34 seconds, putting them in second place overall.

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