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April 11, 1991

TORONTO (AP) _ Imagine trying to hit a Nolan Ryan fastball or being a relief pitcher summoned to protect a one-run lead with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning.

You’ll get your chance to live out these fantasies, and others, at All-Star Fanfest - a five-day event being held at Toronto’s Metro Convention Center leading up to baseball’s 1991 All-star Game on July 9 at the SkyDome.

Fanfest, in the planning stages for the last two years, is being produced by Madison Square Garden Event Productions of New York, in conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, major league baseball and Coca-Cola. The spectacle will convert the convention center into a baseball stadium theme park.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Coming out of high school in Chicago, Antoine Davison was among the brightest of prep and playground basketball stars, bound for UNLV with eye-popping talent.

It didn’t work out that way.

Instead of the Final Four, Antoine Davison got 16 months in prison for armed robbery and a cellmate doing 80 years for murder.

For 14 months, Davison has been a free man, proving himself on and off the court at the College of Eastern Utah. Next fall he will play for the University of Utah, or anyway that’s the plan.

No one doubts that the 6-foot-8 Davison can play the game. Rusty from his prison stretch, he still averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds last season for Eastern Utah.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Thieves almost stuck it to the Los Angeles Kings before Game 4 of their Smythe Division semifinal series with the Vancouver Canucks.

The Kings’ dressing room at the Pacific Coliseum was broken into Wednesday afternoon and several hockey sticks were removed - including four belonging to Wayne Gretzky.

More than 30 sticks were found by police at an east-end residence. Police apparently acted on a tip provided by a ticket scalper outside the Coliseum.

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