SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Quarterback Damon Allen threw one touchdown and ran for two others, and Sean Fleming kicked five field goals as the Edmonton Eskimos rolled to a 44-15 victory over the Sacramento Gold Miners in the Canadian Football League.
Allen completed 19 of 28 passes for 219 yards for Edmonton (5-2). He also gained 41 yards on seven carries before a crowd of 13,959 Thursday at Sacramento State University.
Sacramento (3-4), which played without starting quarterback David Archer, scored two third-quarter touchdowns.
PERTH, Australia (AP) - The 1997 world track cycling championship will be held in Perth, giving competitors a chance to sample Australian conditions ahead of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
The decision to award the championships to Perth was announced Thursday by the Union Cycliste Internationale at an executive committee meeting in Palermo, Sicily, during the current world championships.
″Staging the cycling championships in Perth will be an invaluable way of preparing athletes for the 2000 Olympics,″ said Western Australian sports minister Norman Moore.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Joe Moles hit a tie-breaking home run and Brandon Brower pitched a six-hitter to give Middleboro, Mass., a 7-1 Eastern Regional victory over Millburn-Short Hills, N.J., and a berth in the Little League World Series.
With Thursday’s victory, Middleboro meets the South representative Monday in Williamsport, Pa.
TAMPERE, Finland (AP) - MoDo of Sweden beat a U.S. select team 5-4 in the first round of the annual Tampere Cup hockey tournament.
MoDo, runner-up for the Swedish championship last season, grabbed a 2-0 lead Thursday before U.S. captain Chris Imes of Birchdale, Minn. scored a power-play goal.
Bob Lachance scored, and with the U.S. team trailing 5-2, Mike Knuble of Michigan and Keith Aldridge of Lake Superior State connected.
SUMMERSIDE, Prince Edward Island (AP) - Jefferson City, Mo. has won five straight games in the International Softball Congress men’s world championships after beating Cole Harbour, N.S. 2-1.
Relegated to the losers’ bracket when after losing 2-1 to Houston on Sunday, the Missouri team now has a 6-1 record.
Outfielder Eric Riley was Jefferson City’s hero Thursday, when he hit a fastball from Cole Harbour pitcher Richard Connolly over the center-field fence for the winning hit in the seventh inning.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state Supreme Court has removed from the books a ruling that would have prohibited public schools from setting higher grade standards for cheerleaders than athletes. However, it came too late for the Irvine high school student who brought the suit.
The court voted 4-3 to deny review of an appeal by the Irvine Unified School District of a ruling in favor of Melissa Fontes, who was dropped from the pep squad after she failed a class, a requirement that didn’t apply to athletes.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Third baseman Edward Guzman hit a pair of homers as Puerto Rico captured the Connie Mack World Series title with a 9-5 win over Memphis, Tenn.
Puerto Rico went 5-0 in the double-elimination series and won the title Thursday for the first time. Memphis finished with a 3-2 record.
Guzman batted .667 in the series and was named the most valuable player.
Ben Evans had a solo homer for Memphis.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Mike Brisky shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a one- stroke lead after the first round of the Nike Texarkana Open.
Pat Bates, Tommy Tolles, Sonny Skinner, Bill Porter, Frank Conner and Greg Whisman opened with 67s Thursday.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Brian Kontak and Bob Frazer shot 7-under-par 65s in the first round of the $125,000 Decatur Daily Jordan Tour Championship.
Jerry Wood is one stroke behind.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ground was broken this week for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ new practice arena.
The complex is expected to be completed by early 1995. A partnership including Penguins star Mario Lemieux and the club’s owner, Howard Baldwin, is financing the project.
The facility will also be used by the Pittsburgh Stingers professional indoor soccer team and the Pittsburgh Phantoms roller hockey team.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Phil Gregory scored a majority points win over challenger Steve Unterholzer to retain his Australian cruiserweight boxing title.
Gregory landed the cleaner blows Thursday against a determined but limited opponent to win by scores of 117-114, 117-115 and 115-115 after 12 rounds.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Medalist Sports, Inc., organizers of the Tour DuPont, will conduct the first professional bicycle race in China next year, the Richmond-based marketing and promotions company confirmed.
Michael Plant, the company’s president, said Thursday the seven-day Tour of China, will feature as many as 18 international and national teams of seven riders each and will be held over an 11-day period, beginning the last week of October.
The new stage race, which will be held in conjunction with the Chinese government, the Chinese Olympic Committee and an international sponsor, will begin in Hong Kong and then progress to Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing.