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December 21, 1992

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Three yacht clubs have been accepted as challengers for the 1995 America’s Cup off San Diego, raising to 14 the number of foreign syndicates officially recognized by the defending San Diego Yacht Club.

Meanwhile, an application by the Vladivostok Yacht Club in Russia remains under consideration. Organizers expect to decide within two weeks whether that club meets requirements to become a valid challenger, SDYC officials said.

The latest challengers to be accepted are Real Club Nautico de Valencia, Spain, headed by president Manuel Casanoya; Yacht Club de Sete, France, headed by Commodore Francoise Pascal; and Tutukaka Yacht Club, New Zealand, headed by Commodore Lyle Mortimore.

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PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan (AP) - Police have charged a Red Deer player with assault after a fan was injured during a Western Hockey League game Saturday night.

Ken Richardson, 19, is scheduled to appear in Prince Albert court Jan. 12 on a charge of assault causing bodily harm. He was arrested and charged at the end of the game between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Red Deer Rebels.

Prince Albert police Cpl. Norm Bergen said a helmet was thrown into the stands from the penalty box, hitting a fan in the eye. The man is in stable condition, but a hospital spokeswoman said it isn’t yet known what damage has been done to the man’s eye.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Alexander Barkov’s shorthanded goal with 1:02 left in the second period broke a tie as Moscow Spartak beat the U.S. Select Team 6-4 in the final game of the USA Cup on Sunday.

Spartak successfully defended its title by winning both of its games in the tournament. Team Canada finished second at 1-1. The United States team was winless for the second consecutive year.

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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Sydney will have the first ″green″ Olympic village if it succeeds in its bid to stage the Olympics in the 2000.

New South Wales state transport minister Bruce Baird today unveiled the final design for the proposed village, which he said would be solar-powered, have its own water treatment plant to recycle water and feature environmentally-friendly public transport and building materials.

The village, which has been endorsed by Greenpeace and other environmental groups, would be built at Homebush Bay and house 15,000 athletes and team officials.

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