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January 31, 1994

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Genaro Hernandez defends his World Boxing Association junior lightweight title against Jorge Ramirez tonight in a 12-round bout at the Forum.

Hernandez (29-0-1, 14 knockouts) has surgery to replace a screw in his sore right hand scheduled for next month.

It will be the seventh defense of the 130-pound title Hernandez won in November 1991.

Ramirez (64-10-3, 51 knockouts) is a former No. 1-ranked contender who fell out of the ratings after losing two straight. He has won his last two bouts.


KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) - Lynda McGehee-Walsh of Boulder defeated Sally Knight of Waitsfield, Vt., on Sunday to win the slalom of the General Foods International Coffees Ski Classic.

It was the first time in four seasons two Americans met in a woman’s Pro Tour final.

McGehee-Walsh edged Knight in the first run of the finals. Knight won the second run but failed to make up the lead posted by McGehee-Walsh in the first run and McGehee-Walsh won the race by .005 seconds.

Camilla Lundback of Sweden finished third after losing to McGehee-Walsh in the semifinals.

Three-time Women’s Pro Tour champion Roswitha Raudaschl of Austria sustained a possibly season-ending ankle injury in the semifinals and ended in fourth place.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Carmelo Martinez and Toronto Blue Jays prospect Carlos Delgado hit home runs Sunday as San Juan beat Santurce 5-0 to complete a doubleheader sweep and win Puerto Rico’s winter league championship.

Frank Gonzalez pitched a three-hitter, striking out Texas star Juan Gonzalez twice, for the victory. Carlos Baerga of Cleveland hit an RBI single in the first inning.

San Juan won the opener 9-2, helped by a two-run single from Atlanta catcher Javier Lopez. Robert Gaddy was the winner, making him 8-0 in the winte league.

San Juan will join the winners of winter leagues in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela for the start of the Caribbean World Series starting Thursday in Venezuela.

Santurce was hurt by injuries. The team lost Ruben Sierra of Oakland and Leo Gomez of Baltimore on Friday.

Several key San Juan players, such as Lopez and Edgar Martinez, will be unable to play in the series in Venezuela. The team has sent the league a list of hoped-for reserves for the series, including catcher Ivan Rodriguez, Candy Maldonado, Alez Diaz and Tony Valentin.


MIAMI (AP) - Jim Brady of Annapolis, Md., and Steve Erickson of Bellevue, Wash., beat 23 other entries Sunday in the Star class of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta.

Brady, who will sail with Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup campaign in 1995, is a 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the Soling class and a five-time world champion.

His crewman, Erickson, is a 1984 Star gold medalist and two-time world champion.

Peter Dreyfuss became the only other American to win on the men’s side when he placed first in the Laser class.

Allison Jolly and Lynne Shore, first in the Women’s 470 class, were the only American women to win in any class.

The four-day event, considered a preview of the sailing competition in the 1996 Olympic Games, attracted 478 sailors from 22 countries.


REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Brazilians Valdenor Dos Santos and Edgar De Oliveiro swept the 10-kilometer and invitational mile races in record times at the 16th annual Super Bowl runs Sunday.

Dos Santos, 24, covered the oceanside course in 28 minutes, 27 seconds to win the West Coast’s largest 10K run with more than 9,000 entrants. Mark Nenow, 36, of Fountain Valley, Calif., was second in 28:30.

Oliveiro, 26, who lives in San Diego, finished in 3:59.4 for the first sub- four-minute mile on the paved, straightaway track that starts in neighboring Hermosa Beach and ends in Redondo Beach.

C. Cushing Murray, 26, of Santa Monica was second in 4:05.

Linda Somers, 32, of Oakland won the women’s 10K in 32:56, ahead of Kristen Russell, 28, of Boulder, Colo., in 33:54.

The women’s mile winner was Teena Colebrook, 25, of Torrance in 4:52.93. Jennifer Draughon, 25, of Missoula, Mont., was second in 4:55.

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