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August 17, 1996

ANTIBES, France (AP) _ Former NBA star Micheal Ray Richardson made six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, leading French national champion Antibes to a 95-75 victory against Virginia Tech.

The Hokies, who fell to 1-2 Friday on their 13-day, seven-game European exhibition trip, were led by Troy Manns’ 15 points and Keefe Matthews’ 13. They will play Athens, Greece, in a tournament consolation game Saturday.

Ace Custis, the only returning starter from a team that went 23-6 last season, added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Virginia Tech.


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Tom Pernice Jr. of Lee’s Summit, Mo., shot a 3-under-par 69 to retain his lead after the second round of the Nike Wichita Open.

Pernice’s 12-under-par 132 total Friday was good for a one-shot lead over Steve Gotsche and Eric Meeks. Gotsche shot a 67 and Meeks shot a 65 for 133 totals at the 6,759-yard, par-72 Reflection Ridge Golf Club.

Bad weather stopped play for two hours, forcing 69 players to delay their game early Friday evening.

Gotsche made three birdies, one eagle and five pars on his final nine holes. He missed a second eagle on his final hole when a 60-foot putt on No. 9 stopped inches from the cup.


ATLANTA (AP) _ Julie Pound, wife of International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, plans to be in Atlanta traffic court Aug. 26 to face charges stemming from an altercation with a police officer during the Olympic Games.

Pound’s lawyer, Jim Martin, said Friday that unless there is a postponement or plea agreement, she will be in court.

Pound’s husband is Dick Pound, a Canadian who headed the IOC Coordination Commission, which oversaw planning for the games.

Pound was charged with refusing to comply with an officer’s orders, obstruction, disorderly conduct and simple battery after an altercation with Atlanta police Officer Leanne Browning shortly after midnight July 30.


TORONTO (AP) _ Michael Stich of Germany withdrew from the $2.8 million du Maurier Open men’s tennis tournament on Friday, citing a shoulder injury.

Stich, the world’s 18th-ranked player, joins such players as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Boris Becker in skipping Canada’s international tennis championship.

Play in the main draw begins Monday, Aug. 19, and runs until Aug. 25 at the National Tennis Centre at York University in Toronto.


FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) _ Joe-Max Moore scored twice to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer on Friday night.

New England defender Alexi Lalas played the entire game after being benched earlier in the week by coach Frank Stapleton.

The Revolution (12-13) snapped a three-game losing streak and extended their home winning streak to four games. The Rapids dropped to 10-17.

Moore scored in the 25th minute and in the final seconds before a crowd of 14,103 at Foxboro Stadium.


ORONO, Maine (AP) _ Paul Kostacopoulos was selected Friday to coach the University of Maine baseball team.

Kostacopoulos comes to Maine after seven years at Providence College, where he led the Friars to a 220-137 record and two NCAA tournament appearances. Kostacopoulos, 31, has coached five all-Americans and nine players drafted by major league teams.

He replaces John Winkin, whose contract was not renewed this summer after 22 years at Maine.

After serving two years as an assistant at Providence, Kostacopoulos, at age 25, became the youngest Division I head coach in the country in 1990. In 1995, he received Big East and New England Coach of the Year honors.


EDINBURG, Texas (AP) _ Reid Harter, who coached the University of Texas-Pan American to five conference championships in the past nine years, has resigned as head track and cross country coach.

Harter plans to go into private business in the Pacific Northwest. His veteran assistant coach, Keith Hutson, resigned earlier this year.

Harter’s Lady Broncs cross country runners won four conference titles in the old American South Conference before winning their first Sun Belt Conference cross country title in 1995.

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