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May 28, 1994

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) _ Defending champion Arizona State held the team lead and the Sun Devils’ Emilee Klein overtook teammate Wendy Ward for the individual lead at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship heading into the final round.

Klein, a sophomore, had birdies on the 15th and 17th holes to finish Friday at 3-under-par 70 on the Oregon Golf Club course. She had a 54-hole score of 7-under 212. Ward, the second-round leader, was at 214 after a 74.

First-round leader Caroline Peek of Furman was also at 214 after shooting her second straight par-73. Jill McGill of Southern Cal shot a 72 and was in fourth at 217, five shots behind the leader.

Arizona State has a three-day score of 5-over 881. The Sun Devils and Southern Cal entered the third round tied for the lead, but Southern Cal lost 12 strokes.

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The Informer, a 4-year-old son of Slew O’ Gold, took a half-length win Friday night in the $44,000 Hollywood Park feature.

Miniffirm, under Chris McCarron, finished second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of I’m Checkin’ Out, with Alex Solis, in a field of six in the race for 3- year-olds and up. Desert Secret, with Gary Stevens, did not finish.

The Informer, a Kentucky-bred guided by Chris Antley, covered 1 1-16 miles over a fast track in 1:42 4-5 to win $24,200.

The winner paid $13.20, $8.20 and $3.20. Miniffirm returned $5.80 and $2.60 and 17-10 favorite I’m Checkin’ Out paid $2.40 to show.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. (AP) - The USA Volleyball site selection committee has narrowed the list of cities bidding to be the national team’s home base from five to three, the organization’s chief operating officer said Friday.

Colorado Springs, Orlando, Fla., and San Diego are the remaining candidates, Charles Gorbrecht told USA Volleyball’s board of directors at a meeting in Tulsa, Okla.

No longer in the running is New Orleans. Currently, the offices are in Colorado Springs, and the teams are based in San Diego.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Iowa men’s basketball coach Tom Davis and Michigan State women’s coach Karen Langeland will lead separate Big Ten squads on foreign tours next month.

An 11-member women’s team will tour England and Scotland June 20-30, while a 12-member men’s group will play June 10-13 in Argentina.

The men’s team consists of: Illinois’ Steve Roth; Indiana’s Robbie Eggers; Iowa’s Kenyon Murray and Andre Woolridge; Michigan’s Dugan Fife; Michigan State’s Jamie Feick; Minnesota’s David Grim; Northwestern’s Dewey Williams; Ohio State’s Rick Yudt; Penn State’s Dan Earl; Purdue’s Justin Jennings and Wisconsin’s Howard Moore.

The women’s team consists of: Illinois’ Kris Dupps; Indiana’s Bridget Porter; Iowa’s Karen Clayton; Michigan’s Amy Johnson; Michigan State’s Zareth Gray; Minnesota’s Cara Pearson; Northwestern’s Michele Ratay; Ohio State’s Lisa Negri; Penn State’s Tina Nicolson; Purdue’s Shannon Lindsey and Wisconsin’s Katie Voigt.

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PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) - Olympiakos of Piraeus beat Iraklis of Salonica 63-51 Friday to win the Greek basketball Cup.

Last week, the Piraeus squad also won the Greek championship after beating PAOK of Salonica 71-65.

Olympiakos, PAOK and third-placed Panathinaikos of Athens will participate in next season’s European Championships. Iraklis will take part in the European Federation tournanent.

Montenegrin Zarko Paspalej led Olympiacos with 17 points. Nikos Kouvelas scored 11 for Iraklis.

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AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - Azusa Pacific took a big lead in the men’s competition Friday in the 43rd annual NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The host school had 63 points after 10 events. Western Oregon State, tied for the lead Thursday, dropped to second with 44 points.

Doane College of Nebraska kept the lead in the women’s competition, scoring 45 points in the second day of the three-day meet.

Rene Bustamante of Azusa Pacific won the shot put and teammate Hong Li won the triple jump to put the men in first.

For the women, Suzanne Weeder of Doane College won the 3,000 meter race and teammate Kim Hayes won the discus.