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September 20, 1994

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Los Angeles Dodgers said Monday that outfielder Cory Snyder will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee Wednesday.

Snyder hit .235 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 153 at-bats this season.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Indiana freshman tailback Alex Smith, who had 221 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky, and Northwestern linebacker Danny Sutter, who had 18 tackles and a sack against Air Force, were named Big Ten Players of the Week.

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - Darrell Kestner shot a 3-under-par 69 on Monday to take a one-stroke lead over Bob Miller after the first round of the Met PGA Championship.

Senior PGA Tour player Tom Joyce opened with a 71.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs signed free agent Keith Johnson, a point guard who impressed in their mini-camp earlier this month.

Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound guard, played with the Magic Johnson All- Star team and then with the Miami Tropics of the United States Basketball League after being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers in training camp.

He appeared in 26 game for the Tropics, averaging 18.6 points, 5.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3 steals and was named to the USBL’s all-rookie team.

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CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Former champion James Taylor beat medalist Tom Kroll 4 and 2 on Monday in the first round of match play in the 14th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

Taylor birdied the par-5 15th hole at the Hazeltine National Golf Club to go 3-up and closed out Kroll with a conceded birdie at the par-4 16th.

Taylor will face defending champion Jeff Thomas in today’s second round.

Buddy Alexander, Mike Podolak, and Jim Stuart also advanced.

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard John Battle last week had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove bone spurs.

Battle, who averaged 6.6 points in 51 games for the Cavaliers last season, has started rehabilitation and should be back to full activity in four to six weeks.

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets eliminated more than one-third of their administrative staff Monday, getting rid of 28 of 79 full-time employees in a mixture of firings and layoffs.

Among those let go were Bob O’Hara, the director of team travel, and Craig Sanders, the team’s assistant director of media relations. The Mets previously eliminated 38 full-time, season and part-time jobs.

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TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Maple Leafs sent center Brandon Convery, selected eighth overall in the 1992 draft, to St. John’s of the American Hockey League on Monday.

Convery, 20, had 40 goals last season for two teams in the OHL.

Defensemen David Harlock and Janne Gronvall and right wing Patrik Augusta also were assigned to St. John’s and left wing Chris Govedaris was sent to Milwaukee of the International Hockey League.

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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) - Rising Dough, Smudge Pot and Mellow Sahbra won divisions of the Ohio Breeders Championship at the Delaware Grand Circuit on Monday.

Rising Dough, a 2-year-old filly, won the $69,019 event in 2:02.3. Smudge Pot defeated Ohio Sires Stakes champion Got N E Luck in the $71,160 Breeders Crown Trot for 2-year-old colts in 2:00 2-5. In the $59,919 trot for 3-year- old fillies, Mellow Sahbra held off Sand Cassin in 1:59 2-5.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers announced Monday the hiring of Jim Brewer, Barry Hecker and Bob Ociepka as assistant coaches.

Brewer, 41, begins his fourth season as an assistant. Brewer, who played 12 years in the NBA, coached in Minnesota the past three seasons.

Hecker has been in the Clippers organization for eight years.

Ociepka joined the Clippers a year ago as an assistant coach and head NBA scout.

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Robert Housen and Dennis Iden shot 2-under-par 70s to share the first-round lead in qualifying for the 40th USGA Senior Amateur Championship.

Two-time champion Clarence Moore had a 75. The low 64 after today’s second round advance to match play.

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