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August 30, 1993

OTTAWA (AP) _ Former NFL star Dexter Manley will reportedly return to the Ottawa Rough Riders along with former coach George Brancato.

The Ottawa Citizen said today that Manley, who played three games for the CFL team last season, could join the team today if he passes a physical. The newspaper said Riders president Lonie Glieberman, the son of owner Bernie Glieberman, will have the final say on the 34-year-old defensive end.

″Obviously, Lonie is not going to play Dexter unless he’s the best player,″ Bernie Glieberman said Sunday from Detroit. ″He will consult with the coaches. The reason he will have the final say is because the move is so controversial.″

Brancato was fired as the team’s coach in 1984 after compiling an 82-90-4 record.

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Cinncinnati Bengals rookie Tom Scott is starting to make an impression with his play instead of his girth.

The former East Carolina offensive lineman, selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft, is down to 322 pounds after topping 360 in mid-July.

When did Bengals coach Dave Shula notice the change?

″When I saw him start tucking his shirt into his shorts,″ Shula replied. ″With guys who don’t tuck it in, you always wonder whether it’s fashion, or whether they’re trying to hide something.″

Scott, who weighed 280 pounds in the eighth grade, is used to questions about his weight.

″I’ve never met a reporting weight at any stage of my football career,″ he said. ″Coach Shula told me, ″This isn’t like college, where you get babied for four or five years.′

″He just impressed on me the point that this is a business now, and they’ll take who they like and let the other ones go. And I guess it was the first time I knew I really had to lose weight, and I did it.″

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LONDON, Ontario (AP) - Nancy Harvey thinks it’s more difficult for a Canadian to win to win the duMaurier Classic than any other LPGA tour event.

″There’s a certain element of pressure with people wanting you do to that much more,″ said Harvey, a native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. ″It’s a major, the purse is large. But it’s more than money. It just means more. To be in the top 10 or 20 here means you’re a really good golfer.″

The former Arizona State star closed with a 2-under-par 70 in Sunday’s final round to finish in a tie for 20th with a 2-under 286 total on the London Hunt and Country Club course.

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