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January 5, 1992

SCHONACH, Germany (AP) _ Fabrice Guy of France won his third World Cup Nordic combined event of the season Sunday, beating world champion Fred-Boerre Lundberg of Norway.

Guy beat Lundberg by 46.2 seconds in combined results from Sunday’s cross- country race and Saturday’s ski jumping.

Klaus Sulzenbacher of Austria finished third, 1:37 behind Guy. Joe Holland of Norwich, Vt., was 11th, 3:42 behind the winner.

Guy is the favorite in next month’s Winter Olympics at Albertville.

″I have to live with the role of being the Olympic favorite, even if I’m not absolutely certain″ he will win the gold, Guy said.

Guy leads the World Cup standings with 75 points, 24 more than Lundberg.


TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) - French brothers Theirry and Vincent Berger won Sunday’s fourth race of the world Flying Dutchman sailing championships and moved into third place overall.

It was a bad day for the leaders as the top four overall all finished worse than 16th in winds that varied from eight to 15 knots. It threw open the seven-race, 20-nation competition, with the top 14 two-man crews all within 44 points of each other.

Worst of the leading four were New Zealanders Murray Jones and Greg Knowles, who finished 29th in the 66-team field and dropped to fifth. Overall leaders Andreas Willim and Carsten Kemmling of Germany finished 18th Sunday.

Italians Luca Santella and Flavio Grassi moved up four places in the overall standings to second. Defending world champions Jergen and Jens Bojsen- Moller of Denmark were 17th Sunday, slipping from third to fourth overall.

The German team that was previously fourth, Markus Wieser and Werner Koenig, finished 20th and dropped to fifth.

The American team of J.B. Braun and Andrew Goldman was second in Sunday’s race, while compatriots Paul Foerster and Steve Bourdow were eighth.


LONDON (AP) - Tottenham began its defense of the English Football Association Cup with a scoreless tie at Aston Villa Sunday.

The match between Leeds and Manchester United, who are battling for the league title, was postponed until Jan. 15 because Leeds’ Elland Road field was waterlogged after torrential rain.

In other third-round games, Bristol Rovers beat Plymouth 5-0, Notts County defeated Wigan 2-0 and Charlton downed Barnet 3-1.


NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Stemm of the Warren Street Athletic Club won the New York Road Runner Club’s season-opening five-mile run in 25 minutes, 19 seconds, Sunday at Central Park.

Last year’s winner, Mohamed Idris of Brooklyn, N.Y., finished a distant second in 25:58 and Jamie Palacios of the West Side YMCA was third in 26:08.

Susan Foster of the Front Runners was the women’s winner in 29:24. She was followed by Jean Chodnicki of Warren Street in 29:46 and Claudia Porfilio of the Central Park Track Club in 29:56.

The Central Park TC won the men’s title with 55 points and the Atalanta TC took the women’s crown with 15 points.

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