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November 8, 1992

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ Virgil Hill will to defend his World Boxing Association light heavyweight title in North Dakota in February against No. 1 contender Henry Maske of Germany, a promoter says.

Bill Mordey said Sunday that he had reached agreement with Hill to defend against unbeaten Maske in either Bismarck or Fargo on Feb. 6.

Hill is a native of Bismarck, but trains in Sydney, Australia. Mordey handles his business affairs.

Hill has a 33-1 record, while Maske is 17-0.

The Australian promoter said he was negotiating television coverage with ABC and Showtime. ---

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - PGA champion Nick Price of Zimbabwe beat Australian Lucas Parsons in a playoff Sunday at the Air New Zealand Shell Open golf tournament.

Price got to the playoff with a final-round 63, 7 under par at the 6,533- yard The Grange course. He parred the first extra hole to win $25,000 from a purse of $140,000.

Parsons, playing in only his third professional tournament, closed with a 66 to tie Price at 271, nine under par for four rounds.

Parsons hit a poor tee shot and settled for bogey on the playoff hole - the par-3 15th. ---

OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Olympic champion Cuba beat Japan 15-7, 17-15, 15-5 Sunday to win the FIVB World Super Four women’s volleyball competition.

The United States, the Olympic bronze medalist; edged Russia, the silver medalist, 15-3, 6-15, 15-11, 6-15, 18-16 for third place in the $400,000 event.

Playing before 13,000 spectators, Cuba battered Japan with powerful spikes en route to the $200,000 winning team share. Mireya Luis scored eight points for the Cubans.

The Japanese split $100,000. The Americans got $60,000, and the Russians $40,000. ---

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan (AP) - Hendrik Redant of Belgium edged American Bart Bowen by 0.19 seconds Sunday to win the men’s professional individual Japan Cup Cycle Road Race.

Redant finished in 5 hours, 34 minutes, 8.64 seconds at an average speed of 20.8 mph over 116 miles. Bowen finished in 5:34:08.83.

A total of 58 cyclists - including 30 non-Japanese - started, and 16 finished the race.

Laurent Madouas of France was third in 5:37:12.02, followed by Cezary Zamana of the United States in 5:38:02.72, and Philippe Bouvatier of France in 5:38:07.01. ---

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - At a major-league soccer match in Florence, some fans waved a Nazi banner and yelled anti-Semitic insults Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Rome, a soccer fan was arrested for setting fire to a banner containing the Star of David, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

In Trieste, thousands of people led by officials of the Italian neo-fascist party, the Italian Social Movement, marched to demand that the 1975 accord settling the Italian-Yugoslav border be renegotiated.

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