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June 18, 1987

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) _ Laurel Kean of Tampa, Fla., fashioned a three-stroke lead and finished with a record-tying seventh victory of the season in the Futures Golf Tour’s $25,000 Fort Leavenworth Classic.

Kean, who finished the 54-hole event Wednesday with a four-under par 212, matched the tour record set one year ago by Tammie Green, now the leading rookie on the LPGA tour. The victory was worth $3,300 and increased Kean’s season earnings to more than $35,000.

Jenny Lidback of Baton Rouge, La., finished second at 215 and collected $2,700. Gina Hull of Jacksonville, Fla., closed with a 69 for a 216 total and won $2,150.


ATLANTA (AP) - Former public relations official Robin Monsky is suing the Atlanta Braves in federal court, alleging sex discrimination and two other federal violations by the team.

Monsky, 30, was the club’s director of media information until January. She alleges the Braves violated the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act during her two years with the organization.

She claims she never was paid for overtime, that she was wrongfully demoted and fired, and that she was replaced by a man at a higher salary.

Braves president Stan Kasten declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Monsky is seeking back pay, her job back, and other reimbursements.


BOSTON (AP) - Forward Darren Daye and guard Conner Henry, signed by the Boston Celtics during the 1986-87 season, have signed multi-year contracts with the NBA team.

The signings, announced Wednesday, took place Tuesday, two days after the Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston in the sixth and deciding game of the NBA finals, the Celtics said.

Daye and Henry played sparingly in the playoffs. Daye had been waived by Washington and Chicago this season before joining Boston Dec. 11. Henry was waived by Houston Dec. 22 and joined the Celtics Jan. 1.

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