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May 18, 1993

PARKSVILLE, British Columbia (AP) _ Harry Rudolph shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Todd Kernaghan, Jeff Wilson and John Maginnes after the first round of the 72-hole Canadian Tour Spring Qualifying School.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Grant Fuhr, making his second attempt to qualify for the tour, opened with an 82 on the 7,018-yard Morningstar course.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Cup organizers are working with FIFA to convince Lazio of Rome to allow Paul Gascoigne to play in next month’s tournament.

Lazio said last week that it would allow Gascoigne to play in England’s World Cup qualifying games at Poland on May 29 and at Norway on June 2, but wouldn’t release him for games in the United States.

″We are working with FIFA and the Italian Federation to try to seek the services of Mr. Gascoigne with the English national team for part of the tournament,″ Sunil Gulati, vice president-international of World Cup USA 1994 and chairman of U.S. Cup ’93, said Monday.

England is scheduled to play the United States on June 9 at Foxboro, Mass.; Brazil on June 13 at Washington; and Germany on June 19 at Pontiac, Mich.


SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - Kristal Parker shot a 4-under-par 71 to take a one- stroke lead over Nicole Danforth after the first round of the Futures Golf Tour’s Salisbury Classic on Monday.


OTTAWA (AP) - Perry Pearn, who coached Canada’s national junior hockey team to a gold medal in the 1993 World Junior Championships, will coach Ambri- Piotta of Switzerland’s top division next season.

″This is a terrific opportunity from both a coaching and family standpoint as to the type of experiences available,″ Pearn said Monday.

″The Swiss Division A League is a good league that will offer many challenges and assist me in developing my head coaching skills at the professional level.″


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh running back Tim Worley, who served a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s drug-abuse policy, met with the league’s director of security

Warren Welsh met Monday with Worley and Steelers coach Bill Cowher, director of football operations Tom Donahoe and trainer John Norwig. Welsh will report to commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who could rule as early as this week on Worley’s appeal to be reinstated.

The NFL suspended Worley for four games in 1991 for apparent drug use and he missed two league-mandated drug tests in February 1992 while he was attending the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla. Under NFL policy, a missed test is the same as a failed test.

He was suspended for one year on April 29, 1992, and was eligible last month for reinstatement.


HONOLULU (AP) - Boston Marathon winner Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya will compete in the Honolulu Marathon on May. 12, race organizers said.

Ndeti, 22, finished second in the race last year in his first ever marathon. Jim Barahal, the president of the Honolulu Marathon Association said Monday that Ndeti would also compete in the World Championships in Germany in August.

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