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February 23, 1991

SINGAPORE (AP) _ Wayne Riley shot a 1-under-par 71 Saturday and took a one-shot lead after the third round of the Singapore Open with a 210 total.

Canadian Jack Kay remained second after a 72 in the second round.

American Jim Strickland fired a 67 to move from 24th to a tie for third at 212 with Rick Gibson of Canada.


PUZOL, Spain (AP) - Melchior Mauri of Spain regained the overall lead in the Tour of Valencia cycling race on Saturday with a strong effort in the time trial of the event’s fifth stage.

Danish cyclist Soren Lilholt sprinted to victory in the road race.

Frans Maasen of The Netherlands won the 9.6-mile time trial over an urban circuit in Puzol with a time of 19 minutes 38 seconds. Melchoir was 33 seconds slower.

Lilholt won the 60-mile road race in two hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds.

Steven Rooks of The Netherlands briefly took the overall lead from Mauri after the road race.

The 578-mile race ends in Valencia Sunday.


FURANO, Japan (AP) - A women’s World Cup downhill was put off for a day Saturday because of strong winds and poor visibility.

The downhill will start Sunday morning, before the super-giant slalom race.

The races will be held at the 7,676-foot Furano course, which has a vertical drop of 1,980 feet.

Petra Kronberger of Austria, the leader in the World Cup overall standings, heads a field of 52 skiers from Germany, Austria, Canada, the Soviet Union, Switzerland, France, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Italy and Japan.


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Basketball coach Tim Floyd had his contract at the University of New Orleans extended through the 2000 season under a revised agreement approved by the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors.

The orginal contract, signed by Floyd nearly a year ago but not approved until Friday, is a 10-year extension of Floyd’s present contract, which has four years to run.

Floyd, 37, has an annual salary of $86,500. Perks account for another $35,000 from television and radio contracts.

Floyd signed the extension on March 28, 1990, but the LSU board did not approve the document because of differing opinions.


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The interim athletic director at Arkansas-Pine Bluff said he is leaning toward a recommendation that the school apply for membership in NCAA Division II.

UAPB’s football program was given the ″death penalty″ for next season by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the organization with which the university is affiliated.

A move to the NCAA is the only way the university could participate in football next fall.

″I’ll be making some specific recommendations in the next week, but I’m leaning to Division II,″ Vannette Johnson, the interim athletic director, said.″

Chancellor Charles A. Walker said he would consult supporters and students of the university before deciding on a move.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sammy Swindell was fired Saturday just one race into his struggling Winston Cup stock car racing career.

Dick Moroso, owner of the Oldsmobiles that Swindell was driving, replaced him with Bobby Hillin.

Swindell, a sprint car standout from Bartlett, Tenn., had difficulty with the 3,500-pound Winston Cup cars. He wrecked three cars at the Daytona 500, two in practice runs.

The picture did not improve at Richmond International Raceway, site of Sunday’s Pontiac 400. Swindell spun out twice in practice runs Friday, and he lost control of the car again during first-round qualifying and grazed a concrete retaining wall.

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