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November 16, 1987

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Ed Garvey announced his candidacy Monday for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Garvey, former deputy attorney general and one-time executive director of the National Football League Players Association, made his announcement in the Madison campaign headquarters he used in his unsuccessful bid last year to oust Republican Robert W. Kasten.

His latest bid is for the post being vacated by Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., who is retiring next year after serving since 1957.


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NEW YORK (AP) - Chi Chi Rodriguez was named Golf Magazine’s first Senior Player of the Year Monday, while Curtis Strange and Betsy King also were honored as the magazine announced its 1987 awards.

Strange and King were named Players of the Year on their tours.

Rodriguez won seven times and earned more than $450,000 on the seniors tour this year.

Strange wins the honor among men for the second time in three years. Strange won three straight tournaments beginning with the Canadian Open, which he won for the second straight year.

King won four tournaments heading into the season’s final event while leading the women’s money list and compiling the best scoring average.

Phil Mickelson of San Diego and Michelle McGann of Riviera Beach, Fla., a pair of 17-year-old high school students, were named Junior Players of the Year.

Voting is done by 60 PGA Tour pros, 100 LPGA Tour pros and 50 Senior Tour pros polled by the magazine.

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LONDON (AP) - Boxing promoter Gary Davidson on Monday won a legal battle to provide ringside licensed betting at a British title fight being staged on Thursday.

The British Boxing Board of Control, which opposed the betting license, was forced to back down, but said it would bring in new rules which would effectively ban any repeat.

Davidson, a London-based promoter, will provide ringside betting at the Latchmere Leisure Center, Battersea, in south London, where Lloyd Christie will be defending his British light-welterweight title against Chris Blake.

On-site betting is outlawed by most ruling bodies but John Morris, general secretary of the BBBC, said that his authority was unable to stop Davidson’s plans under existing gaming laws.

Morris said, however, the board would attempt to bring in legislation to plug the loophole.

″Let me make it quite clear that we are totally opposed to betting within any part of a boxing hall. The last thing we want is to create an atmosphere of cock-fighting,″ Morris said.


SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Jaime Yzaga of Peru defeated Luiz Mattar of Brazil 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Monday in the final of the $105,000 Ford Cup tennis tournament. Yzaga earned $17,880 and Mattar collected $8,940.

Spain’s Javier Sanchez and Israel’s Gilad Bloom beat Thomas Carbonell and Sergio Casal of Spain 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4 to capture the doubles. The winning doubles team shared $5,564 and the runners-up split $2,682.

The week-long tournament was held on a hard-synthetic court at the Hotel Transamerica.

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