OTTAWA (AP) _ The Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67s are fighting the NHL's Ottawa Senators over practice time and advertising signs at the Ottawa Civic Centre.

The 67s announced Tuesday that they are suing the city over their contract at Lansdowne Park, site of the Civic Centre.

''The 67s are suing the city because they're not happy with how the Senators are behaving at the Civic Centre,'' city councilor Joan O'Neill said. ''I think there's some stubborness on both sides and the city is in the middle. We'll have to thrash it out in court.''

Garry Guzzo, lawyer for the 67s, said the team is suing the city because it feels its agreement with the Civic Centre isn't being honored.

''The city made a mess when they rushed in to sign the deal with the Senators,'' Guzzo said.

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Senior defensive back James Trapp was dismissed from Clemson's football team because of disagreements with coach Ken Hatfield.

''James and I disagreed on several matters and it is in the team's best interest, and also in James' best interest, that he not participate on the football team,'' Hatfield said in a written statement Tuesday. ''I wish James well in his future endeavors.''

Trapp is married to Maicel Malone, who put aside her hopes of making the 1992 Olympic track team when she learned she was pregnant. Malone won her 10th NCAA championship in the NCAA indoor meet and last year set an American record in the 400 meters.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Bryon Russell scored 30 points and Rod Hannibal added 21 as Long Beach State beat the Melbourne Tigers 98-91 in an exhibition game.

Andrew Gaze led Melbourne with 40 points and Stephen Whitehead added 21 in Tuesday night's game.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Former New Zealand rugby union international Ken Gray died early today after suffering a heart attack at his home.

Gray, 54, was a Wellington regional councilor and Labor Party candidate for the seat of Western Hutt at the time time of his death.

He played 50 games for New Zealand, including 24 tests, and was regarded as one of the finest All Black prop forwards.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Mike Boyd scored 21 points and Pervires Greene had 20 as West Virginia beat Latvia 104-74 in an exhibition game.

Ricky Robinson added 17 points and Tracy Shelton 15 for the Mountaineers in Tuesday night's game. Edgars Sneps led Latvia with 24 points.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Antoine Rigaudeau scored 15 points as France beat Connecticut 67-62 in an exhibition game.

Brian Fair led Connecticut with 17 points and Scott Burrell added 14 in Tuesday night's game. France, which lost to Seton Hall 88-58 on Monday night, is 1-1 on its six-game Big East tour.