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January 25, 1986

NEW YORK (AP) _ Sportscaster Dick Schaap will be master of ceremonies and Tom Gorman, supervisor of National League umpires, will be the guest speaker at the sixth annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Monday night.

John Cardinal O’Connor will be special guest of honor. Awards will be presented to baseball players Rusty Staub and Johnny Bench, boxer Larry Holmes and golfer Ken Venturi.

The affair, sponsored by the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, is named for the late New York Yankee catcher and captain. Munson was killed in a plane crash in 1979 at the age of 32. He and his wife Diana had developed an interest in helping mentally retarded children.


LONDON (AP) - England soccer captain Bryan Robson was banished from the game on his return to English League soccer action Saturday as defending champion Manchester United of the irst Division was held to a 0-0 tie at Second Division Sunderland in the fourth round of the Football Association Cup.

Robson, who had played only 15 minutes in league competition since mid- October because of nagging leg injuries, was dismissed by referee Colin Seal for arguing following an illegal tackle.

But 10-man United, which also had a player sent off when it won last year’s final at Wembley, held on to force a replay.

League champion Everton, which lost to United in last season’s final, swept into the fifth round with a 3-1 triumph over Second Division Blackburn Rovers. Arsenal, Sheffield Wednesday, Luton Town and Southampton, all First Division teams, scored victories over teams from the lower ranks.

Arsenal crushed Third Division Rotherham 5-1; Wednesday hammered Fourth Division Orient 5-0; Luton blasted Third Division Bristol Rovers 4-0; and Southampton downed Third Division Wigan Athletic 3-0.


BERGEN, Norway (AP) - Poland narrowly defeated Norway 2-1 here Saturday and will play Greece Sunday in the Fourth Division final of the BASF European Cup tennis tournament.

Poland won the Yellow Group, which also included Cyprus, and Greece took the Blue Group ahead of Bulgaria and Portugal.

Norway’s Tony Joensson stopped Poland’s Wojciech Jamros 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, before Poland’s Thomas Maliszewski downed John Erik Rustad 6-3, 6-3, and Maliszewski and Jamroz teamed up to stop Rustad and Trym Landa 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.

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