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May 4, 1994

DETROIT (AP) _ Attorneys for former Detroit Tigers president Bo Schembechler and a company owned by former team owner Tom Monaghan said they had settled a lawsuit Schembechler filed after his firing.

Schembechler had sought $3 million from Monaghan and his company, John E. Fetzer Inc., saying Monaghan guaranteed him 10 years as the team’s president.

Monaghan was dismissed from the lawsuit in January, and Fetzer Inc. and Schembechler settled Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, said Susan Leigh Brown, attorney for Monaghan and Fetzer Inc.

Monaghan hired the former University of Michigan football coach in 1990 as Tigers president and fired him in 1992 when he sold the team to Mike Ilitch.

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CECIL, Pa. (AP) - A proposed $7 million ice rink complex will serve as a practice and training area for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Washington County Redevelopment Authority and Southpointe Rink Associates said Tuesday that it has agreed on a plan to build the two-rink complex in Cecil Township, about 10 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Southpointe Rink Associates is a partnership made up of Penguins owners Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg and Tom Ruta and Penguins star Mario Lemieux. The Penguins were expected to announce the plan today.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Matt Scoggin, a 1992 Olympian and two-time NCAA champion, is the new men’s and women’s diving coach at the University of Texas.

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds made the announcement Tuesday.

Scoggin, who dove for the Longhorns from 1983-85, replaces Mike Brown, who resigned after 18 years to accept a position with a private club in Canada.

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PONTE VEDRA, Fla. (AP) - Hale Irwin, who won the Heritage Classic and finished second the following week in the Greater Greensboro Open, is the PGA Tour player of the month for April.

The PGA Tour also announced Tuesday that Raymond Floyd, who won The Tradition and last weekend’s Las Vegas Classic, is the Senior PGA Tour player of the month. Floyd also finished second in the PGA Seniors Championship.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - British Columbia linebacker James West, a former Texas Southern star, is retiring after 12 years in the CFL.

The 36-year-old West, who announced his retirement Tuesday, had 478 tackles, 52 sacks and 21 interceptions in 164 games with Calgary, Winnipeg and British Columbia. He played on Winnipeg’s Grey Cup champion teams in 1988 and 1990.

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UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (AP) - Jerry Robert Kill, an offensive coordinator and associate athletic director at Pittsburg (Kan.) State, has replaced George Ihler as coach at Saginaw Valley State.

″I’ve never been on a team that has lost more than three games in a season,″ Kill said Tuesday. ″I think Saginaw Valley is a gold mine and I’m excited about this opportunity.″

Pittsburg State won the NCAA Division II title in 1991 and finished second in 1992. Ihler resigned in March after 11 seasons to become athletic director and assistant principal at Freeland High School.

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HONOLULU (AP) - Jesus Salud will defend his NABF super bantamweight title against Juan ″Rocky″ Valencia on May 20 at Blaisdell Arena.

The 30-year-old Salud, 47-6 with 25 knockouts, gained approval Tuesday from the State Boxing Commission to fight Valencia, 25-5 with 18 knockouts.

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