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March 1, 1992

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) _ The NCAA said Sunday it would begin accepting ticket applications for the 1993 Final Four.

The tournament will be played April 3 and April 5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Ticket prices are $65, $45 and $30.

Application forms can be obtained by calling 1-900-646-1993 at any time.

They also can be obtained by writing 1993 Final Four Tickets, 6201 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kan., 66211-2422.

Applications must be received by April 30 to be included in a random computerized drawing to be held in May. Successful applicants will be notified about June 30.


SINGAPORE (AP) - American Bill Israelson shot a 5-under-par 66 Sunday and won the Singapore Open Golf Championship by six strokes.

Israelson finished with a 17-under-par 267 total. The Philippines’ Frankie Minoza, who had a 66, was second at 273.

American Todd Hamilton finished third at 274 after a 69 on the 6,552-yard, par-71 Bukit course.


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Rival soccer fans attacked each other and police with rocks, bottles and flare guns, resulting in 55 arrests, police said Sunday.

Police said the scattered melees took place before, during and after Saturday’s game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburger SV of Germany’s top soccer division.

After the game, won by Frankfurt 2-1, the rowdies rampaged through a train station, harrassed bystanders and damaged cars, police said.

Those arrested were freed after midnight and police reported no serious injuries.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Guard Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers was placed on the injured list Saturday with a sprained left ankle.

Rivers was injured Friday night in the first quarter of a 108-92 victory over the Miami Heat. He is expected to miss at least two weeks.

Preliminary tests did not reveal a fracture, but additional tests were scheduled Monday.


LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lightweight Jeff Mayweather of Las Vegas scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Carlos Castillo of Phoenix Saturday night.

Despite injuring both hands, Mayweather won easily on the three judges’ scorecards, getting margins of 10, eight and four points.

There were no knockdowns, but Castillo suffered a bloody nose and Mayweather bled from the mouth in the final two rounds after an accidental blow.

Mayweather has a 22-1-1 record. Castillo is 17-6. Each fighter weighed 135 pounds.


MORA, Sweden (AP) - Jan Ottosson of Sweden won the Vasaloppet cross-country ski marathon for the third time in a row Sunday, edging Austrian Walter Mayer.

Ottosson covered 90 kilometers (56 miles) in 3 hours, 57 minutes, 4 seconds, a surprisingly fast time in warm and humid conditions. A total of 9,280 skiers participated.

Mayer, 38, who won the Vasaloppet 12 years ago, finished two seconds back.

Sven-Erik Danielsson of Sweden, who was hampered by having one of his ski poles kicked away by a competitor, then having to turn back and pick it up, finished third, 1:53 behind Ottosson.

Norway’s Vegard Ulvang, a triple Olympic gold medalist, was fourth at 3:59.38.

Antonia Ordina of Russia, now living in Sweden, won the women’s race in 4:34.77. Last year’s winner, Nina Skeime of Norway, was five minutes behind.

Ottosson won in 1989 and is one of only three skiers who have claimed victory three times in a row. The race was canceled in 1990 because of lack of snow.


NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Teruko Oe, racing in her first marathon, outdueled fellow Japanese Mari Tanigawa over the final 500 meters Sunday and won the Nagoya International Women’s Marathon.

Oe, 22, covered 26 miles, 385 yards, in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 4 seconds.

Tanigawa was second at 2:31:09, followed by Eriko Asai of Japan in 2:31:42 and Sadako Hayakawa of Japan in 2:32:34. Sally Eastall of Britain, winner of the 1991 California International meet, was fifth in 2:33:36.

A group of four, including Marguerite Buist of New Zealand, led until the 18.6-mile point, but by 23.8 miles, Oe had caught Buist and then Tanigawa, Asai and Hayakawa. Buist finished seventh, nearly five minutes behind the winner.

In the final mile, Oe and Tanigawa, winner of last year’s Tokyo International Women’s Marathon, ran shoulder-to-shoulder until just before entering the Mizuho Track and Field Stadium, where the race ended.


GIFU, Japan (AP) - Jackob Rhyner of Switzerland beat Sweden’s Mikael Berg in the slalom final Sunday, earning his second two-event overall victory in seven meets in this season’s Japan professional ski tour.

Points for the slalom triumph, plus a third in the giant slalom Saturday, gave Rhyner the meet’s overall championship. One more meet remains on the tour.

In the slalom final, Rhyner and Berg raced side-by-side in separate lanes down a 320-meter course with 37 gates at the Winghills Shirotori Resort.

Rhyner was fastest in the first run, finishing in 30.412 seconds to 31.199 for Berg. Berg gave up midway through his second run.

Christian Schwaiger of Austria, who won the giant slalom Saturday, was second overall. Berg was third.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - A 24-year-old junior division sumo wrestler died Sunday while training for a tournament, police said.

Shinya Inoue of the Taisho police station said Kotohoshiba, ranked 91st in sandanme, the second-highest junior division, collapsed suddenly while resting after a light workout.

Inoue said the death of the 264-pound Kotohoshiba, whose real name is Hatsuo Hoshiba, probably resulted from heart failure.

Kotohoshiba, who made his sumo debut in March 1983, was training for the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, which opens March 8 at Osaka.


PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) - Danish cyclist Kenneth Weltz took the lead in the final sprint Sunday and won the first stage of the Tour of Mallorca.

Weltz raced the 59-mile stage in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 29 seconds. The route comprised 32 rounds of a two-mile circuit.

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