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September 11, 1985

Undated (AP) _ MILAN, Italy (AP) - Italian veteran cycling ace Francesco Moser and sprinter Octavio Dazzan flew to Colombia Wednesday to compete in a number of track races.

Moser, a former world road and pursuit champion, is the holder of the world one-hour record he set in Mexico City last year.

Dazzan, an Argentine-born Italian, won the bronze medal in match sprint and silver in the pro keirin at the World track Championships in Bassano Del Grappa last month.

Also world pursuit champion Hans Henrik Oersted of Denmark will be competing in Colombia. Early in October the Dane will try to improve Moser’s record on the Mexican track.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Carm Cozza’s loss was the New York Mets’ gain. If Ron Darling hadn’t chosen baseball over football, he might have thrown passes for Yale.

″We recruited Ron for football. He was an outstanding quarterback,″ Cozza, the Yale coach, said. ″Ron came out freshman year and was one of several quarterbacks. I think he would have made a nice quarterback. If not, he would have helped us in the defensive backfield because he’s an outstanding athlete.

″But I think his freshman year he decided ‘Hey, I’m going to give total concentraton to baseball.’ And, obviously, it was the right decision for him to make.″

Darling, following the Mets’ 5-4 victory Tuesday night over St. Louis, is 15-5 and the Mets are first in the National League East.

″I’m very pleased (for Darling), but I just want to make sure he comes back and finishes his degree,″ Cozza said. ″He only needs a couple hours, so he’ll get it.″


QUEBEC (AP) - Center Alain Lemieux has signed a two-year contract with Quebec Nordiques of the National Hockey League.

The announcement of the signing was made by General Manager Maurice Filion on Tuesday.

Lemieux, 24, will begin his first full season with the Quebec club when the team opens its training camp next week. He was acquired from the St. Louis Blues last January and appeared in 30 games for the Nordiques.

During that span he scored 11 goals and added the same number of assists.


LONDON (AP) - European welterweight boxing champion Lloyd Honeyghan of Britain will fight American Milton Guest in a scheduled 10-round bout at the Wembley Arena Oct. 1, promoters said Wednesday.

The clash will be on the undercard to the European heavyweight title fight between Britain’s Frank Bruno and titleholder Anders Eklund of Sweden.

Promoter Mike Barrett said Honeyghan is looking for an impressive performance against Guest to set him up for a world title shot next year.

″With Milton McCrory and Don Curry looking to move up to light- middleweight, I’m sure that Honeyghan will be in line for a chance at the world title,″ said Barrett.

Guest, 29, from Mount Vernon, N.Y., has been beaten three times in 20 contests. Two of his losses were on decisions and the third was a sixth-round knockout by McCrory in a World Boxing Council title fight last year.

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