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March 6, 1991

NEW YORK (AP) _ Magic Johnson averaged 20.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 13.2 assists a game while leading the Lakers to a 9-4 record last month, earning him the Schick Award for February.

Johnson, who is 207 assists short of Oscar Robertson’s alltime record of 9,887, is second to John Stockton in assists this year with 13.1 per game. He leads the NBA in free throw percentage at 91.3.

The Schick Award uses a computer evaluation that measures a player’s key offensive and defensive statistical contributions to his team’s success.

Karl Malone of Utah was second last month, followed by Otis Thorpe of Houston.


JAKARATA, Indonesia (AP) - Kuo Chieh-Hsiung of Taiwan, winner of the Asian Tour in 1974, fired a course-record 6-under-par 66 Wednesday take the first- round lead in the Indonesia Open.

Craig Cassels of Britain had a hole-in-one on par-3, 11th hole and won $10,000 for the feat. Cassels shot a 74 for the round.

Defending champion Frankie Minoza of the Philipppines and Jorge Perez of Mexico were tied for second with 67s.

American Don Wolworth shot a 68.


TOKYO (AP) - Elvis Alvarez of Colombia held his first public sparring session Wednesday for his World Boxing Association flyweight title match with Japanese champion Yukihito ″Leopard″ Tamakuma.

The scheduled 12-round bout on March 14 will be Tamakuma’s second defense of the title he won by stopping South Korean Lee Yul-woo on July 29.


MUNICH, Germany (AP) - Grzegorz Filipowski, a Polish skater who lives and trains in the United States, will miss next week’s World Figure Skating Championships after breaking a leg in training.

Filipowski took a bronze medal at the 1989 men’s event and was fourth last year. Still representing Poland, he lives in Rochester, Minn.

He missed this year’s European Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria in January because of travel fears surrounding the Gulf War.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - New Zealand’s Steve Guy ousted top seed Neil Borwick of Australia 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5) Wednesday in the second round of the Malaysian International Satellite Masters Championship.

Paul Koscielski of the United States lost to Adam Malik of Malaysia 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Indonesian Daniel Heryanto beat Asian Games singles gold medalist Pan Bing of China 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Israel defeated Australia 1-0 Wednesday night in a first-round of the Oceania zone qualifying match for the World Youth Soccer Championships.

Maccabi Haifa midfielder Yaniv Cohen scored the only goal in the 51st minute.

Both rounds are being played in Sydney because the Gulf War made it impossible for Israel to be host.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Houston Oilers and the Los Angeles Rams will play an NFL exhibition game on the night of Aug. 22 or 23 at the Liberty Bowl.

NFL exhibition games at the Liberty Bowl in 1987, 1988 and 1989 averaged about 60,000 people.

The city hopes another big crowd will enhance Memphis’ chance of getting one of two NFL expansion teams tentatively planned for 1993.

Mid-America Football Inc., which is leading the drive for an NFL team, will promote the game.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Comets needs three more investors by May 1 or the franchise will fold, club officials said.

The Comets never have shown a profit in their 10 years in Kansas City. In addition, the ownership board that kept the franchise alive by purchasing it from former owner David Schoenstadt in 1987 has lost nearly $3.5 million. The club is projected to lose about $500,000 this season.

The club says it has commitments from seven investors for the next three years.

This year, the club sold about 3,200 season tickets, is averaging 6,891 a game and has sold about $450,000 in sponsorships.

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