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December 24, 1991

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) _ Elana Meyer broke the African record for the 10,000-meter run by more than seven seconds.

Meyer won Monday night at the Mobil Summer Series meet in 31 minutes, 33.46 seconds, smashing the record of 31:40.56 set earlier this year by Kenya’s Delilah Asiago, the South African Press Association reported.


PERUGIA, Italy (AP) - IBF junior middleweight champion GianFranco Rosi will defend his title against American Carl Daniels on Jan. 30, matchmaker Renzo Spagnoli said Tuesday.

Spagnoli said the fight with Daniels, at a site to be determined, will be in addition to the required defense against No. 1 challenger Gilbert Dele on March 28.

Rosi, at 35, is one of the oldest reigning world champions. He will set an Italian record of 12 title defenses with his next fight.


MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - Former NHL defenseman Darren Veitch on Tuesday was ordered to appear in provincial court Jan. 7 to face a charge of assaulting a woman described as his girlfriend.

Veitch, who plays for the Moncton Hawks of the American Hockey League, was also arraigned Tuesday on a charge of uttering threats of bodily harm.

Veitch, 31, was ordered to have no contact with the woman who filed the complaint, Vicki Cressman.

Veitch played for the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs before going to Europe. He signed with the Winnipeg Jets and their Moncton affiliate earlier this year.


MILAN, Italy (AP) - The Italian Ski Federation will oppose World Cup officials’ plans to reschedule the downhill and slalom lost to bad weather last weekend at St. Anton, Austria.

It would benefit Italian skier Alberto Tomba, the current overall leader, if the races were not rescheduled because Tomba does not ski in speed races and cannot pick up points in combined events.

Italian ski federation officials say that under World Cup rules, the only races that can be rescheduled are those called off 10 days before the original dates.

The St. Anton downhill and slalom were called off the same day.

″We will protect the rights of our skiers,″ said general Carlo Valentino, the president of the Italian Federation.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints signed two players to their practice roster Tuesday, wide receiver Linzy Collins and cornerback Darrell Malone.

Collins was a 12th-round pick out of Missouri by Green Bay this year. He was waived in training camp and spent time on Tampa Bay’s practice roster before being waived on Monday.

Malone was Kansas City’s sixth-round pick out of Jacksonville State. He was waived in training camp, then signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad after the final cut. The Chiefs cut him on Nov. 5, and Tampa Bay picked him up a week later for their practice squad. He was waived earlier this month by the Bucs.


NEW YORK (AP) - The United States, Italy, Ireland and Portugal will play a four-team tournament from May 30 to June 7. The U.S. Soccer Federation said possible sites were Chicago; East Rutherford, N.J.; Foxboro, Mass.; New Haven, Conn., and Washington, D.C.

Also, the U.S. team will make its first trip to Brazil in 62 years for an exhibition game Feb. 26. The last time they played was Aug. 17, 1930, when Brazil won 4-3 at Rio de Janiero.

In addition, the United States will play against Costa Rica on Feb. 12 at San Jose, Costa Rica; Spain on March 11 at a Spanish city to be announed later; China on April 4 at Palo Alto, Calif., and Ireland on April 29 at Dublin.