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August 19, 1994

CINCINNATI (AP) _ Former New York Jets offensive lineman Dave Cadigan agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday and will sign on Sunday if he passes the team’s physical.

Terms were not disclosed.

Cadigan, 29, was a first-round draft pick from Southern California in 1988. He played in 48 of the last 49 Jets games, starting 39 of those, including every game last season.

Cadigan is the seventh unrestricted free agent signed by the Bengals.


YAMADAMACHI, Japan (AP) - Zaw Moe of Burma and Carlos Franco of Paraguay shot 67s on Friday to join a five-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the Maruman Open.

Also at 137 were Japan’s Kazunari Matsunaga, who slipped to a 71, and Eiji Mizoguchi, with a 69, and Taiwan’s Lin Chie-hsiang, who shot a 68.

Nobumitsu Yuhara had the day’s best score, a 65, and was one shot off the pace with Naomichi Ozaki and Saburo Fujiki, each with a 67.

American David Ishii was at 140 after a 71.


KURIMOTOMACHI, Japan (AP) - Ayako Okamoto fired a 6-under-par 66 Friday and took a three-shot lead in the first round of the Itoki Classic women’s tournament.

Okamoto is a regular on the LPGA Tour.

Bracketed at 69 were Akiko Fukushima, Yuko Moriguchi, Aki Nakano, Aiko Takasu and Hiroko Inoue.


GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Phil Gregory retained his Australian cruiserweight title by winning a majority decision over challenger Steve Unterholzer on Thursday night.

The British-born Gregory improved his record to 8-1. Both fighters weighed 180 3/4 pounds.


HOUSTON (AP) - Sam Houston Race Park managers are asking investors for a $6 million cash infusion because of $7 million in projected losses for the track’s first two racing meets.

The financially wobbly track has been plagued by lower-than-expected attendance and average wagering since opening in April as the state’s first Class I facility.

A group of about 40 investors in the $85 million track was told Wednesday that a ″cash call″ will be needed before January, mostly to cover a $4.3 million interest payment on a construction loan. The rest would cover operating costs.


PERTH, Australia (AP) - The 1997 world track cycling championship will be held in Perth, giving competitors a chance to sample Australian conditions for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

More than 1,000 cyclists from 80 nations will compete in the championships, Western Australian sports minister Norman Moore said Friday.

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