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March 11, 1989

NEW YORK (AP) _ Annette Babers of Saginaw, Mich., and Lisa Harrison of Louisville, Ky., have been named co-players of the year on the Parade Magazine girls’ high school All-American squad.

A total of 40 players from 24 states were named to the team.

In addition to the 6-foot-3 Babers and the 6-foot Harrison, other members of the first team included Lisa Leslie of Inglewood, Calif.; Shannon Davis of Pittsburgh; Linda Watson of Lynwood, Calif.; Courtney Cox of Noblesville, Ind.; Val Whiting of Wilmington, Del.; Molly Goodenbour of Waterloo, Iowa; Necloe Tunsil of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Natalie Williams of Taylorsville, Utah.


OSTERSUND, Sweden (AP) - Johan Passler of Italy edged Lars Wiklund of Sweden by four seconds to win a 10-kilometer World Cup biathlon event Saturday.

Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway was only eighth, but retained his World Cup overall lead with 195 points. Alexander Popov of the Soviet Union, who was ninth, is second with 181 points.

Passler, who won two Olympic bronze medals in the 20K and the 30K relay last year, missed once at one of the two shooting stations and had to ski a penalty lap around a 150-meter penalty course. The winning time was 26 minutes, 26 seconds. Passler is not among the top five overall.

Wiklund didn’t record a miss with his rifle, hitting all 20 shots from a standing and prone position.

Andre Semisch of East Germany also turned in a perfect shooting performance to finish third in 26.33.


MANDELIEU, France (AP) - Adri van der Poel of the Netherlands won the sixth leg of the Paris-Nice cycling race Saturday, leading a large group of runners over the finish line, including Spain’s Miguel Indurain who held onto the overall lead.

Van der Poel cycled the 123 miles from St. Tropez to Mandelieu in the south of France in 5 hours, 5 minutes, 55 seconds. He outsprinted West Germany’s Andreas Kappes at the finish.

Indurain held off Ireland’s Stephen Roche, who was trying to cut into the Spanish rider’s lead. But Indurain was able to maintain his 22-second advantage over Marc Madiot of France, with Roche third as all finished in a pack in the same time as the winner.


LONDON (AP) - Nigel Clough, Franz Carr and Stuart Pearce scored first-half goals to boost Nottingham Forest to a 3-1 road victory Saturday over first- place Arsenal, tightening the English League Division 1 soccer race. Forest extended its unbeaten streak to 16 games.

Runner-up Norwich posted a 1-0 home victory over Wimbledon to move within two points of Arsenal, which now has won just one of its last five league games.

At Norwich, Trevor Putney scored in the 51st minute in the 1,000th game played at Carrow Road.

Jimmy Carter scored twice to lead third-place Millwall to a 2-1 victory at Luton. Liverpool advanced two places to fourth after a 4-0 victory over host Middlesbrough.

Arsenal now leads the division with 55 points, while Norwich has 53 and has played one fewer game. Millwall is nine points behind the leader, while Liverpool is 13 points back but has three games in hand.

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