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November 11, 1992

MILAN, Italy (AP) _ Stefan Edberg is the top-ranked player among the eight in the $500,000 ″Shootout,″ a tennis exhibition played on tie-breaks.

The Dec. 5 competition at the Assago Forum will also include Goran Ivanisevic, Ivan Lendl, Guy Forget, Michael Stich, Wayne Ferreira, Sergi Bruguera and Omar Camporese.

The top prize is $200,000. The losing finalist gets $100,000. The whole thing should take about three hours.


TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Latvia held Albanian to a 1-1 tie Wednesday in a rain-drenched Group 3 World Cup qualifying match.

Latvia scored in the third minute when captain Oleg Alexeiyenko found the net from 16 yards out.

Albania tied the score in the 67th minute when Ilir Kepa headed the ball home off a corner kick from Hysen Zmijani.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Bobby Proctor, the secondary coach at Oklahoma for 19 years, has settled his lawsuit against the university’s board of regents, head coach Gary Gibbs and athletic director Donnie Duncan.

The university and Proctor’s attorney, Lana Tyree, announced the settlement Tuesday.

Neither side would discuss terms. The Daily Oklahoman reported Proctor will receive about $156,000.

Proctor had sought more than $4 million in damages, saying he was wrongfully terminated and that the university breached his contract.


NEW DELHI, India (AP) - China retained the men’s title at the Asian Table Tennis Championship on Wedneday, defeating North Korea 3-0.

Hong Kong upset China 3-1 in the women’s final and won the title for the first time. Hong Kong was led by two Chinese-born players, Chai Po Wa and Chan Tan Lui.

The Chinese men’s victory was their 10th straight in the championship and the fifth time they have defeated North Korea in the final.


FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - Akebono and Musashimaru, two American wrestlers from Hawaii, remained undefeated Wednesday and shared the lead at 4-0 with three others in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Ozeki Akebono, whose real name is Chad Rowan, needed only a couple of tackles to topple Takatoriki.

Sekiwake Musashimaru, or Fiamalu Penitani, chased fast-moving Kyokudozan before pushing him out of the ring.


ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Defending champion Brett Ogle will have had only 24 hours to adjust when he tees off Thursday in the first round of the South Australian Open golf championship at Royal Adelaide.

Ogle won the individual title at the World Cup in Spain on Sunday, but then missed a connecting flight on his way home.

The Australian arrived in Adelaide on Wednesday morning just in time to play in the pro-am.

Ogle’s rivals over the 7,000-yard, par-73 Royal Adelaide course will include American John Morse, a former Australian Open champion.


TOKYO (AP) - Despite Japan’s economic slowdown, its men’s golf tour will offer more prize money in 1993 for the 17th consecutive year.

The Japan Professional Golfers Association said Wednesday total prize money for 1993 would be $33.27 million for 39 regular tournaments - an increase of one tournament and $1.9 million from 1992.

The richest events on the tour, the Dunlop Phoenix and the Lark Cup, will offer $1.6 million each.


TOKYO (AP) - Olympic champion Brazil beat Japan 15-10, 15-10, 15-5 Wednesday while the Netherlands edged the United States 7-15, 15-12, 15-7, 11-15, 15-12 in second-day matches of the FIVB World Super Four men’s volleyball competition.

The loss was the second in two matches for the Americans, winners of a bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics.

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