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August 1, 1996

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) _ Matt White, the San Francisco Giants’ first-round pick in the June draft and seventh overall, held Canada to two hits through five innings as the U.S. Baseball Junior Team beat Canada 9-3 Wednesday night.

The U.S. team scored six runs in the fifth inning courtesy of three Canadian errors to break a 1-1 tie.

The U.S. team improved to 2-0 on its summer tour as Keoni DeRenne, of Honolulu, had three hits and Casey Myers of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Brett Groves of Tampa, Fla., had two hits each.

The U.S. team now travels to Jacksonville, Fla., for a week before going to Cuba for the International Junior World Championship.


PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday the signings of two former first-round draft picks, forwards Shawn Antoski and Dan Quinn.

Antoski, 26, played a career-high 64 games last season with Philadelphia, scoring one goal and three assists while racking up 204 penalty minutes.

Antoski, 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, has played in 159 career NHL games, recording 530 penalty minutes. He was selected in the first round, 18th overall, by Vancouver in 1990.

Quinn, 31, had 13 goals and 32 assists last season in 63 games with Ottawa and Philadelphia. He played parts of four seasons with the Penguins from 1986-90, recording 273 points in 254 games.

Quinn was selected 13th overall, by Calgary in 1983, and has played in 789 career games, totaling 682 points and 523 penalty minutes.


CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Cleveland Cavaliers put center-forward John Amaechi on waivers because he signed a contract to play in Greece, the team said Wednesday.

The 6-foot-10 former Penn State player signed with Cleveland as a rookie free agent last Oct. 5 and played in 28 games, averaging 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds. He will play for Panathinaikos of Athens.


COCHRAN, Ga. (AP) _ Middle Georgia College has chosen three new coaches to head its baseball, basketball and women’s tennis teams.

Robert Howard takes over the baseball team, replacing Robert Sapp who became head coach at Georgia this year. Howard led Columbus High School to six state titles and two second-place finishes.

Terri McElveen, who took over the tennis job, coached at Rome and West Rome high schools after graduating from Middle Georgia, where she played No. 1 singles.

Dale Hatcher, former head basketball coach at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., and an assistant at West Georgia, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and The Citadel, has been head basketball coach at Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany the last three years.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Lawrence Lozzano scored two minutes into the second half as Dallas won its fourth straight and moved within one point of first place in the Western Conference with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.

The Burn (14-9), which have outscored their last four opponents 12-4, trail Los Angeles in points 35-34, but have played five more games than the Galaxy.

Columbus (6-16), which outshot the Burn 20-5, dropped to 0-10 against Western Conference teams.

In front of 13,190 at Ohio Stadium, Jason Kreis gave Dallas a 1-0 lead with its only shot of the first half. He scored his 11th goal with a header past Crew goalkeeper Pat Harrington in the 27th minute.

The Burn scored again on their second shot when a cross by Lozzano bounced off the back of the referee to Gerell Elliott, who passed it back to Lozzano for the goal that put Dallas up 2-0 in the 47th minute.

It took an 83rd-minute goal by Columbus’ Brian McBride from six yards out to avoid the shutout.


WASHINGTON (AP) _ Preki moved into a tie for the league’s goal-scoring lead as the Kansas City Wiz stopped D.C. United’s six-game home winning streak Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory.

D.C. (9-12) took a 1-0 lead on Shawn Medved’s goal nine minutes into the game in front of 9,457 at RFK Stadium. But Kansas City (12-11) scored the next three goals.

The Wiz tied it on an own goal from D.C. defender David Vaudreuil 10 minutes later. They went ahead in the 32nd minute on Preki’s 14th goal, which tied him with Raul Diaz Arce of D.C. for the league lead.


FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) _ U.S. National Team member Joe-Max Moore scored both goals in his Major League Soccer debut as the New England Revolution blanked the San Jose Clash 2-0 Wednesday night.

New England (10-10) stopped its two-game losing streak in front of 12,871 at Foxboro Stadium. San Jose (10-11) lost its third straight after winning five of its previous six.

Moore scored on passes from Alberto Naveda for both his goals. He scored three minutes into the second half with a header to the inside post.

In the 67th minute, he beat Clash goalie Dave Salzwedel with a low shot from the top of the six-yard box.

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