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October 14, 1992

NEW YORK (AP) _ First baseman Eric Karros of Los Angeles and third baseman Dave Hollins of Philadelphia have been named to the 26-man roster of major league players scheduled to play a series in Japan on Oct. 30-Nov. 8.

Hollins replaces Terry Pendleton of Atlanta, while Karros is the 26th player. Also named to the team Tuesday were pitching coach Ron Perranoski of the Dodgers and trainers Dave Pursley of the Braves and Jim Warfield of Cleveland.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Bill Jones, who started the first five games at fullback for the Kansas City Chiefs and 14 of the 15 he played last season, has been released.

The Chiefs did not declare who will replace Jones, although Tuesday’s move apparently makes room on the roster for running back Kimble Anders, who sustained a knee injury and was placed on injured reserve Sept. 12. Anders returned to practice last week.

Jones, a 12th round pick in 1989, most recently was in the spotlight for legal difficulties revolving around a hit-and-run accident last year.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, Pa., was the only former champion to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

Thompson beat Andrea Gaston of Canoga Park, Calif., 6 and 5, and Amy Ellerton of Richmond, Va., 1-up on Tuesday.

Thompson, the Women’s Mid-Amateur champion in 1990 and the U.S. Women’s Amateur champion in 1973, faces Marlene Streit of Canada in today’s quarterfinals at the Old Marsh Golf Club.

Streit beat Robin Weiss of Palm Beach in 20 holes and Anne Sander of Montecito, Calif., 6 and 5.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Rockies finalized a two-year agreement with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on Tuesday.

″We are delighted that Colorado Springs has officially been named the home of our Triple-A club,″ said Dick Balderson, the Rockies’ director of player development.

″This location will be beneficial to our organization with its proximity to Denver, as well as providing us the opportunity to evaluate talent at the same elevation they will perform on the major league level.″

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