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February 9, 1986

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) _ Australian lightweight boxing champion Dale Artango will meet Sam Johnson of Orlando, Fla., at Festival Hall Feb. 17, the promoters confirmed Sunday.

Johnson is the Florida state titleholder and successfuly defended his championship against Keith Jackson last month.

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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - An all-star team from the Soviet Union trounced Japan’s national team 11-2 Sunday, its second victory against no defeats in an exhibition tour of Japan. The game was played before a crowd of 2,800 at Makomanai Indoor Stadium in Sapporo.

Anatoly Emelin scored three goals for the Soviet team.

The visitors meet the same Japanese team in Kushiro Tuesday.

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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Manchester United tied Liverpool 1-1 Sunday and moved into a first-place deadlock with defending champion Everton in the First Division of the English League soccer standings. Both Manchester and Everton have 56 points.

Colin Gibson’s goal put visiting United ahead in the 15th minute, but Liverpool substitute John Wark tied the match four minutes before halftime.

Liverpool and Chelsea are tied for third with 54 points each.

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FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Bobsled Federation has endorsed a plan to build a $15 million bobsled and luge complex in Park County that would be open to Olympians and tourists alike.

″If all goes well, we hope to have it open in 2 to 2 1/2 years,″ said Park County Manager Dave Blackstock. ″The real promising thing about it is that we’ve already been approached by several firms that deal in recration which are interested in putting up the money.″

The complex would include a world-class men’s and women’s bobsled tracks, a junior track, a tourist track, men’s and women’s luge, an ice-skating arena and a small hill for children.

USBF executive director John Morgan said, ″We’ve given them our complete support. The more bobsled runs, the merrier.″

The nation’s only other bobsled facility is in Lake Placid, N.Y., and is not available to the public.

The Colorado installation would offer the U.S. team longer training periods because of the altitude and climate, Morgan said.

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Ossie Moore of Australia captured the Victorian Open Golf Tournament by one stroke Sunday. He birdied the 16th and 17th holes to close with a par 72 for an 8-under-par 280.

Tied for second at 281 were Greg Turner of Neqw Zealand and Australian Vaughan Somers. Turner had a 66 Sunday and Somers shot a final-round 75.