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November 1, 1994

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Three Mexican television station will be allowed to broadcast NFL games in parts of California and Texas for the next five years, the Federal Communications Commission decided Monday.

The FCC said XETV in Tijuana, XHNUL in Nuevo Laredo and XHRTA in Reynosa Matamoros can continue to retransmit Fox’s broadcasts into the United States in areas where no local stations provide coverage.

Without the Mexican stations, which had been retransmitting the games under temporary FCC authority, Fox officials said more than one million viewers would not be able to see the live games.

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers signed free agent guard-forward Tony Campbell on Monday.

Campbell, 32, averaged 7.1 points in 22 games with New York and 9.7 points in 41 games with Dallas last season.

Cleveland waived guards Mike Iuzzolino and Gary Collier and forward Melvin Simon.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Syd Thrift joined the Baltimore Orioles on Monday as director of player development.

The 65-year-old Thrift, let go earlier this month by the Chicago Cubs, replaces Doug Melvin, who left the Orioles to become general manager of the Texas Rangers.

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Saucon Valley Country Club is considering purchasing neighboring Weyhill Golf Course from Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Saucon Valley president Walter Williams, former chairman of Bethlehem Steel, said the response has been favorable to a board letter recommending the acquisition.

Bethlehem Steel is reportedly asking $4 million for Weyhill.

If the purchase is completed, Saucon Valley plans to add 35 members and raise its entry fee from $25,000 to $30,000.

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Former Wisconsin goalie Jim Carey, 3-0 last week as the Portland Pirates broke an American Hockey League with a 10-0-3 start, was selected the league’s player of the week Monday.

Carey, 20, made 22 saves in the Washington affiliate’s 5-3 victory over Cornwall on Wednesday, stopped 35 shots in a 4-1 decision over Rochester on Friday and added 25 saves in a 4-3 victory over Adirondack on Saturday.

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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A record 430 yachts have applied for the 50th anniversary Sydney-To-Hobart race, organizers announced today.

David Fuller, commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, expects about 350 yachts to compete in the 630-nautical mile race, which begins Dec. 26 in Sydney Harbor.

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TORONTO (AP) - Canada has launched its first national training program for women’s hockey in preperation for the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

″It’s a whole plan to help us win at the Olympics,″ said Glynis Peters, manager of the Canadian Hockey Association women’s program. ″The whole point is to find our depth in Canada. We want to be really confident we haven’t missed anybody.″

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BEIJING (AP) - China is launching a professional cycling tour in 1995.

The 618-mile, five-stage Tour of China will start Oct. 26 in Hong Kong and end Nov. 5 in Beijing, organizers said today.

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TORONTO (AP) - Jamie Langenbrunner of the Peterborough Petes was selected the Ontario Hockey League’s player of the week Monday.

Langenbrunner, 19, of Cloquet, Minn., had five goals and two assists in two victories over Oshawa. He had four goals in the second period of Friday night’s game.

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