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May 14, 1994

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Kristy Gleason of Iowa, Mia Hamm of North Carolina, Danielle Scott of Long Beach State and Carole Zajac of Villanova have been chosen the top women collegiate athletes in their respective sports for the 1993-94 school year.

Gleason plays field hockey, Hamm soccer, Scott volleyball and Zajac is a cross-country runner. They were picked in national balloting among NCAA-member schools.

The winners, who receive the Honda Award, will be joined later this year by seven other women athletes voted as the most outstanding in basketball, golf, gymnastics, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field.

All Honda Award winners are automatically nominated for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year honors.

Hamm and Zajac also received Honda Awards in 1992-93.

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TOKYO (AP) - Undefeated Italy, making use of its height advantage, outlasted Japan 15-10, 7-15, 15-6, 13-15, 15-12 today in the Pool A preliminary round of the volleyball World League 1994.

Japan, which fell to 1-2, will meet Italy again Sunday.

Players from 12 nations are competing in the World League in three groups, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the final round.

Japan, Russia, Italy and China are in Group A. Each team plays six games on a home-and-away basis.

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MONTREAL (AP) - An increase in the services tax in the Quebec budget Thursday night has prompted the Montreal Expos to raise the price of their baseball tickets.

The tax was increased to 6.5 percent from 4 percent and the Expos reacted with a ticket hike, effective next Monday, ranging from 25 cents to 75 cents.

In making the announcement Friday, Expos president Claude Brochu said the top seat of $25 will be increased to $25.75. Box seats will be raised 50 cents, to $17.50, while terrace and general admission seats go up by 25 cents to $9.25 and $5.25 respectively.

Ticket prices for senior citizens, children and the handicapped are unchanged.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man has been indicted in the death of a pro football player who was stabbed in the heart with a screwdriver during an argument at a traffic signal.

William David Gore, 24, has been charged with an unlawful killing to prevent an unlawful act, a little-used manslaughter law.

Ronald Embry, 24, and Gore were passengers in cars that stopped after occupants yelled insults at each other April 12. The two groups got out of their cars, and Embry was stabbed, police said.

Embry played in Sweden for the European Football League and was living in West Palm Beach while training in the off-season. He was an All-America cornerback at Benedictine College in Kansas.

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Rebecca Jensen and Nora Koves beat Kori Davidson and Meredith Geiger 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in No. 1 doubles and Chessa Bieri and Mindy Weiner won 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 over Julie Coppinger and Kara Schertzer in No. 3 doubles as Kansas beat Arizona State 5-4 in the second round of the 13th NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships on Friday.

Advancing along with eighth-seeded Kansas was No. 7 Pepperdine, which beat Indiana 5-2.

In first-round matches, Notre Dame defeated Cal-Santa Barbara 5-3, Wake Forest beat Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia 5-4, Arizona topped Florida State 5-3 and Southern California blanked Clemson 6-0.

The top four seeded teams will be in second-round action Saturday - No. 1 Texas against Arizona, No. 2 Georgia against Southern Cal, No. 3 California against Wake Forest and No. 4 Stanford against Notre Dame.

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