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January 29, 1986

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ Seven members of the Holy Cross hockey team sat out a 3-2 loss to Babson College after being suspended for one game for ″violation of team rules,″ according to school officials.

Holy Cross Coach Peter Van Buskirk declined comment on the suspensions after Tuesday night’s game.

However, Jeff Nelson, assistant sports information director, told the Worcester Telegram that the disciplinary action stemmed from a weekend trip to Maine for games against Bowdoin and Colby.

Among those suspended were seniors Jerry DeLeo, the team’s top scorer with 21 goals and 20 assists, and Joe Lunny, the second-leading scorer with 16 goals and five assists. Also suspended were juniors Brian Foley, Mark Wright and Dave St. Pierre and sophomores Steve Vissa and Pete LaVigne.

Earlier in the season, three players quit the team for personal reasons.

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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Ingrid Kristiansen, owner of the world’s best time for the women’s marathon, will lead the Norwegian team against nine other teams in the ’86 International Women’s road relay race Feb. 23, organizers said Wednesday.

Other participating countries are the defending champion Soviet Union, Canada, China, Britain, Bulgaria, Portugal, Ireland, the United States and Japan.

Each team will have six runners, who will run legs of between 3.1 and 6.2 miles in the 26-mile, 385-yard race.

Kristiansen set the world marathon best of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 6 seconds at London last April.

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TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard, who spent a three- hour pass from Wellesley Hospital Tuesday at his Maple Leaf Gardens office, will undergo surgery Friday on his prostate gland.

″It’s no big deal,″ said Ballard who, besides his National Hockey League team, also owns the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Ballard, who suffers from diabetes, admitted himself into the hospital last week after ″too many late nights (traveling with the Leafs on road games) and too much ice cream.″

The 82-year-old Ballard has lost 45 pounds in recent months.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Douglas County Board members have given official support to efforts by Omaha and College World Series officials to keep the NCAA championship baseball series in Omaha.

After a Tuesday meeting, board member Steve Rosenblatt estimated it would cost $1.5 million-$2 million in improvements to Rosenblatt Stadium to help keep the series.

Rosenblatt, who read a resolution saying the County Board supports efforts to keep the series, said a recommended change in the series’ format jeopardizes Omaha’s 36-year hold on the series.

The NCAA has announced it is considering changing the eight-team double- elimination baseball championship series to a four-team single-eliminatio n format similar to the basketball Final Four.

The NCAA baseball committee recently endorsed the change in an effort to get a $1 million per year network TV contract.

Rosenblatt said network officials probably would move the series to a domed stadium to avoid possible rainouts. He said artificial turf at the stadium would cost $600,000-$750,000, and the addition of 10,000 portable seats would cost $1 million.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association announced Wednesday the signing of veteran guard Mike Glenn.

Glenn, formerly with the Atlanta Hawks, was signed to an offer sheet Jan. 11.

The Hawks had 15 days from date of receipt to match the offer. Atlanta allowed it to lapse, freeing Glenn to become a member of the Bucks.

The 6-foot-3 Glenn is an eight-year NBA veteran.

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SELLA NEVEA, Italy (AP) - Alberto Tomba of Italy won a men’s giant slalom ski race of the European Cup Wednesday.

Tomba, 19, who made his debut in the World Cup this season, clocked the fastest times in both heats and had a winning total time of 2 minutes, 21.85 seconds.

Walter Gugele of Austria finished second in 2:22.87 and Niklaus Lindqvist of Sweden was third in 2:23.78.

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