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November 18, 1994

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ Andrew Colthart of Scotland fired his second consecutive 5-under-par 67 on Friday and took the lead in the Australian PGA Championship.

One shot behind him were New Zealanders Elliot Boult, who had a 71 Friday and Paul Devenport, who fired a 69.

Australian Jamie Taylor was another shot back after a 68, while American Patrick Burke had a 70 for a 138.


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Defending champion Tony Johnstone of Zimbabwe took the lead after two rounds of the Zimbabwe Open by firing a 65 on Friday for a 132 total.

First-round leader Chris Williams of South Africa fell one stroke off the lead when he shot a 68.

One shot further back was American Andrew Pitts, who matched his opening- round 67.


MATSUYAMA, Japan (AP) - Yuko Nakamura shot a 3-under-par 69 for a one-shot lead after Friday’s first round of the Daio Seishi Elleair Women’s Open.

Nakamura has never won a tournament in her four-year career.

Tied for second were Japan’s Kumiko Hiyoshi, South Korea’s Shin Sora and Taiwan’s Huang Bie-shyun.


PARIS (AP) - A decision on whether to penalize Michael Schumacher for his collision with Damon Hill at the Australian Grand Prix will not be made at least until next week.

A spokesman for the International Automobile Federation said Friday that the organization was still studying the report submitted by its official observer at last Sunday’s race in Adelaide.

Schumacher’s Benetton swerved in front of Hill’s Williams on the 36th lap, crippling both cars and giving the German the Formula One world title by one point over the British driver.

Some British media reports suggested Schumacher deliberately caused the accident.


HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston police officer lost his civil suit in which he sought $17.3 million from Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens because of a bar brawl three years ago.

Jurors Thursday in the 295th District Court rejected Sgt. Louis Oviedo’s complaints of pain and suffering he contended were the result of the fight with Clemens at Bayou Mama’s nightclub in 1991.

″Basically, Mr. Oviedo is going to have to continue to work and buy a lottery ticket if he wants to win the lottery,″ Clemens said.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - World champion Italy beat the United States 3-0 (15-6, 15-7, 17-16) as the men’s World Super Four ’94 volleyball competition began Friday.

Andrea Giani led Italy with nine attack points.

The Netherlands defeated Japan 3-0 (15-11, 15-11, 15-12) in the round-robin preliminaries which continue through Sunday.


LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A judge denied a motion Friday to change the venue of a lawsuit against Texas A&M basketball coach Tony Barone and three players involved in a postgame brawl last winter.

County court-at-law judge Mackey Hancock turned down the Aggies’ attempt to move the trial to Brazos County, where Texas A&M is located.

Defendants are Barone and players Tony Barone Jr., Joe Wilbert and John Jungers.

Texas Tech fans Charles Ewing Jr. and Christopher Ewing accuse the A&M coach and players of punching them during a scuffle Feb. 5 at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.

The brawl between some Tech fans and A&M players broke out as the Aggies were heading to the dressing room after their 89-88 victory.


EVANSTON. Ill. (AP) - Running back Dennis Lundy will miss a chance at becoming Northwestern’s all-time single-season rushing leader in Saturday’s finale against Penn State. Lundy was suspended for violating team policy.

Athletic director Rick Taylor did not elaborate in his announcement of the suspension.

Lundy, a senior and the Wildcats’ career rushing leader, needed 103 yards against Penn State to set the school’s single-season rushing record.

Lundy has 1,189 yards this season.


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The South American Games will open Saturday with nearly 1,800 athletes from 14 countries.

The week-long competition in 20 sports including track and field, cycling, boxing, karate and swimming will take place in Valencia, 98 miles west of Caracas.

Argentina is considered the favorite to win the most gold medals, followed by Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.

Other countries competing are: Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The latter four are competing for the first time.

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