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October 11, 1988

NEW YORK (AP) _ Kim Gallagher, the 1984 Olympic silver medalist and 1988 bronze medalist in the women’s 800 meters, has entered Saturday’s Mercedes Mile on Fifth Avenue.

Gallagher’s entry was announced Tuesday by Fred Lebow, president of the New York Road Runners Club, organizers of the race.

The only American woman to run faster at 800 meters than Gallagher is Mary Decker Slaney. Slaney previously was announced to compete.

Gallagher missed breaking Slaney’s American record by one-hundredth of a second last month when she finished third in the Seoul Olympics in 1 minute, 56.91 seconds.

In addition to Gallagher and Slaney, the field will include defending champion Kirsty Wade, 1983 winner Wendy Sly, 1987 runner-up Yvonne Murray and Christina Cahill of Britain, 1985 winner Lynn Williams of Canada, Elly van Hulst of The Netherlands, and Americans Regina Jacobs and Diana Richburg.


LONDON (AP) - World welterweight champion Lloyd Honeyghan, the first Briton since 1918 to win six world title fights, has been named Boxer of the Year by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Honeyghan, who won the title by stopping Don Curry in Atlantic City in September 1986, had his unbeaten record broken on his fourth defense against Mexican Jorge Vaca a year ago.

But this year, he knocked Vaca out in the rematch to regain the World Boxing Council crown and went on to beat Korean Yungkil Chung in August.

The Board named Colombian Fidel Bassa, the World Boxing Association flyweight champion who beat Dave McAuley a second time in the Irish challenger’s own backyard, as Overseas Boxer of the Year.


TOKYO (AP) - The Seibu Lions collected 17 hits, including a home run by former minor leaguer Tyler Van Burkleo, and beat the Nankai Hawks 17-5 in Japanese baseball Tuesday.

Van Burkleo has 38 homers this season, five homers behind Pacific eague- leader Hiromitsu Kadota of the Hawks.

The Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Lotte Orions 4-2 as Ralph Bryant, another ex-minor leaguer, hit his 29th homer of the season in the fourth inning.


ROME (AP) - The World Boxing Association middleweight title fight between Zairean-born champion Sumbu Patrizio Kalambay of Italy and American challenger Doug DeWitt will be held in Montecarlo, in the principality of Monaco, on Nov. 8, Italian matchmaker Roberto Sabbatini announced Tuesday.

The long-postponed match originally had been scheduled in Leghorn, central Italy.

Sabbatini said the site of the bout will be the indoor gymnasium of the Louis II stadium.

It will be the second defense for Kalambay, who outpointed American Mike McCallum in a previous title fight.

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