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August 27, 1993

OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Bicycles used by the Italian team to win the World Championship team trial race this week were stolen from a hotel garage Friday.

The Norwegian news agency NTB said frames from the two bicycles, which had been dismantled, and two training bikes were taken from a storage room in the garage of the Holmenkollen Park Hotel, where the team was staying.

The theft will not hurt the team when World Championship races resume Saturday because riders had planned to use different bicycles.

NTB said the two racing frames were worth about $13,600.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A memorial service will be held Saturday for thoroughbred racing trainer Hoss Inman, who died Thursday after a two-month battle with cancer. He was 63.

Inman became a regular at the Ak-Sar-Ben in 1963. He was the leading trainer at the Omaha track in 1986, saddling 33 winners. He had 10 winners and 26 horses was in the money in 51 starts in the recently concluded season.

His funeral will be Monday in Lamar, Colo.


MEADOW LANDS, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission is investigating two horses that competed in harness racing’s Adios Pace Aug. 14 at Ladbroke at The Meadows because syringes were found at the farm where the horses stayed the night before the race.

″Unsubstantiated reports of drugs and doping surrounding our everyday overnight races have damaged the reputation of the race track, our employees and our horsemen,″ Ladbroke vice president John Swiatek said Thursday.

Two syringes were found in a trailer of one horse. Other syringes were found at a farm.

Riyadh and Native Born were at the farm. Bob Sabot, a spokesman for The Meadows, said Friday it was known yet which horse was in the trailer with syringes.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Australian Jeff Harding’s defense of his WBC light heavyweight title against Crawford Ashley of Britain was postponed until Oct. 16, Harding’s trainer said Friday.

The contest was originally scheduled for Sept. 18 at Crawley in England, but has been put back because of television requirements, trainer Manny Hinton said.

Harding has made only two defenses since regaining the title 23 months ago from Britain’s Dennis Andries.

″It’s just been one thing after another,″ Hinton said.


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - The Thornblade Club decided not to try for the PGA Championship after a tour official said off-course facilities did not measure up to major tournament caliber.

Kerry Haigh, the PGA’s director of tournament operations, visited the course and the area, Thornblade president Champ Covington said. Haigh pointed out there was not suitable adjoining space to handle the large number of media and sponsors present at one of golf’s four majors.

″I’d much prefer a short ‘no’ to a long ‘maybe,’ ″ Covington said. ″I appreciated his candor.″


SHIMACHO, Japan (AP) - Yoshinori Mizumaki and Katsuyoshi Tomori both birdied the final hole Friday to shoot 70s and remain tied for the lead after two rounds of the Daiwa-KBC Augusta Tournament. They have 137 totals.

Saburo Fujiki and Kiyoshi Murota, who shared the first-round lead with Mizumaki and Tomori, shot 71s and were one shot back.

American David Ishii failed to make the cut by one shot.


SHIBAYAMAMACHI, Japan (AP) - The opening round of the Goyokensetsu-KTV Ladies Cup golf tournament was wiped out Friday by strong winds and heavy rain. The tournament was cut to 36 holes from 54.

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