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March 11, 1987

COSFORD, England (AP) _ Tonie Campbell, the world indoor 60-meter hurdles champion, has withdrawan from the United States’ team for Friday’s sixth annual Kodak Classic track and field meet against Britain, organizers said.

In a series of changes announced Tuesday by the organizers, Campbell and Chris Clark will be replaced on the U.S. team by Reggie Davis and Albert Lane, while, in the 200 meters, James Butler and Albert Robinson will be replaced by Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Jefferson and Brady Crain.

Middle-distance runner Paul Harmsworth leads the English team.

Harmsworth will run in the 400 meters, the event in which he finished fifth at last weekend’s World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis.

Sebastian Coe, a two-time Olympic champion, earlier announced he would run for England in the 3,000. It is expected to be Coe’s only indoor appearance of the season. The Britain-U.S. international will be followed Sunday by an invitational meet at Cosford.


SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (AP) - Bruce Crampton chipped his ball four feet from the pin on the ninth hole to win $2,150 in the Arizona Classic skins game.

Tuesday’s event was a prelude to this week’s stop on the PGA Seniors tour at Hillcrest Golf Course.

Crampton, an Australian who now lives in Dallas, won his money on a three- hole carryover in the nine-hole skins game.

Lionel Hebert, the event’s defending champion, won $1,900 with Chi Chi Rodriguez winning $500 and Miller Barber $400.

Tournament play begins here Friday with Charlie Owens trying to defend his title.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Navy’s 7-foot-1 center David Robinson, the nation’s top collegiate shot-blocker, heads an All-America team picked by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Joining Robinson, a senior, on the front line announced Tuesday are Georgetown senior Reggie Williams and Kansas junior Danny Manning. The guards are Steve Alford of Indiana and Kenny Smith of North Carolina, both seniors.

Robinson, in addition to averaging 4.5 blocked shots a game, ranks fourth in the nation in both scoring (27.5 points) and rebounds (11.8 per game).

Williams’ 23.2 scoring paced Georgetown to the Big East tournament title this past weekend, and Manning averaged 23.1 points and 9.5 rebounds in helping Kansas finish runnerup in the Big Eight. Alford’s 21.8 scoring led Indiana to a share of the Big Ten Conference title, and Smith averaged 11.7 points to help North Carolina win the regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference title.

Second-team USBWA All-Americans are forward Dennis Hopson, Ohio State; forward-center Armon Gilliam, Nevada-Las Vegas; forward Ken Norman, Illinois, and guards Gary Grant, Michigan, and Mark Jackson, St. John’s.


TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Argonauts have released veteran center Willie Thomas, the Canadian Football League team said.

Thomas, 31, a veteran of 10 years in the CFL, was the victim of a youth movement by the Argos.

″It wasn’t a salary thing,″ said Argos head coach Bob O’Billovich. ″We talked to Willie and asked what his intentions were.

″If he wanted to retire then that was fine by us. But he wants to play another years or so and we had to tell him we didn’t have plans for him with us anymore.We wanted to go with some of the younger guys coming up.″

Thomas injured a knee late last season, missing the playoffs while his probable successor, Mark Napolitan, a 25-year-old American, filled in.

″It was nice being up in the East,″ said Thomas, a Calgary resident who has played for the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders. ″It gave me a different perspective after spending all my career in the West.″


HAKUBA, Japan (AP) - Heavy fog forced the cancellation of today’s men’s and women’s slalom and giant slalom ski races on the opening day of the Far East Cup Japan Series, organizers said.

A separate set of men’s and women’s slalom and giant slalom races were scheduled for Thursday, also part of the series.


SAJIMA, Japan (AP) - A U.S. yacht sailed by Pease Herndon and Cindy Goff won the International Women’s 470-Class Yacht Championships.

The U.S. pair from Long Beach, California, runners-up in the 1986 470-Class women’s world championships, added three points for a third-place finish and two points for a second place in the final day’s two long-course races, giving them a 19.5 total after today’s races. The lowest score wins.

The British pair of Cathy Foster and Jacky Patton, who led after the second day of racing on Sunday, finished second overall with 28 points. They won today’s first race for 0.75 points and finished ninth in the second for nine points.

Race rules, however, permit each yacht to erase its worst result in the 10 races, so the British pair eliminated the nine-point finish from their total. The West German pair of Susanne Meyer and Katrin Adlkofer placed third overall with 34 points. They were fourth in today’s first race and sixth in the second.

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