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January 20, 1992

OTTAWA (AP) _ Boris Goins and Donovan Bailey beat Ben Johnson on the track and then verbally beat him up in the interview room.

Johnson, once the fastest man in the world, struggled to a fourth-place finish Saturday night in the 50 meters in the Ottawa Winternational Indoor Games with a time of 5.88 seconds.

″I was watching a TV interview with Johnson and he was saying how he was going to blow away the field,″ said Goins, who won the race in 5.78 seconds. ″That really fired me up. ... He showed no class at all.″

Bailey finished second in the same time as Goins.

″I want to show the Canadian public that there are other sprinters out there who can beat Ben Johnson,″ Bailey said. ″There’s a lot more to track and field in Canada than just Ben Johnson.″


BERMUDA DUNES, Calif. (AP) - For the second time in as many years, Mark O’Meara went into the final round of the 90-hole Bob Hope Classic in the lead. For the second time in as many years, he was in a playoff. And for the second time in as many years, he lost.

″I’ve played the last 10 rounds in this tournament 53 under par and I haven’t won. That kind of wears on you,″ said O’Meara, who was eliminated on the first hole of Sunday’s five-man playoff that John Cook eventually won the fourth hole.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - McDonald’s hockey cards have turned into such a good investment that they’re quickly being gobbled up by dealers and collectors.

For 29 cents with the purchase of a Coke at McDonald’s in Canada, customers get a set of four Upper Deck cards. In this day of soaring sports card prices, some people have bent the rules and ended up with hundreds of packs.

Darren Desrochers sold 15 unopened packages to a California dealer at a card show Sunday for 75 cents a pack, almost triple the original price.

″At first, I started to get them just to see what they looked like,″ said the 15-year-old. ″But a dealer said to keep buying them, that they’d be worth money. I guess it’s more for the money now. It’s a good investment.″

He also has 12 complete sets of 31 cards up for grabs.

″I’m going to the States this weekend,″ he said, adding the packs go for $2 south of the border.

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