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March 30, 1988

SUTTON COLDFIELD, England (AP) _ David Huish, the club professional at Scotland’s North Berwick golf club, has been named captain of the Professional Golfers’ Association in Britain.

Huish will lead a team of British and Irish club pros against the United States in the Johnnie Walker PGA Cup, set for the Belfry course here July 22-24.

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EASTBOURNE, England (AP) - Martina Navratilova will return to Eastbourne this summer as a tuneup for her seventh consecutive Wimbledon women’s singles championship.

Organizers said Wednesday that the second-ranked American would be among the entrants in this year’s Pilkington Glass Women’s Tennis Championships, set for June 13-18.

Navratilova won the tournament five years in a row before losing to Helena Sukova in the final last year.

Other highly ranked players entered in this year’s $245,000 tournament, which ends two days before Wimbledon begins, include Sukova and Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia; Chris Evert, Pam Shriver, Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil of the United States; Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina; and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany.

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NEWMARKET, England (AP) - Dancing Brave, Europe’s race horse of the year in 1986 who was syndicated as the continent’s most expensive stallion, has been cured of a life-threatening illness, his handlers said Wednesday.

Dr. Bob Crowhurst, senior veterinarian at Dalham Hall Stud farm, said Dancing Brave had shrugged off the final effects of Marie’s Disease.

The illness, more common in dogs and cats than in horses, causes lameness and swelling of the limbs. It often is fatal.

Crowhurst said Dancing Brave, syndicated for more than $25.2 million, had been taken off painkillers and anti-inflamatory drugs March 17 and had his last treatment with antibiotics on Monday.

″All signs of Marie’s Disease have disappeared,″ the vet said.

Crowhurst said doctors would concentrate on restoring the horse’s fertility. Dancing Brave has serviced six mares this season but failed to get any of them in foal. He sired 38 colts by 40 mares in his first season at stud.

Late Wednesday, it was announced that a mare serviced by Dancing Brave this season had been found to be in foal.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Alberto Cova and Gianni Poli, winner of the 1986 New York City Marathon, will compete on the Italian team in the Asics Cup America’s Ekiden on April 9.

The 50-kilometer road relay race will be run through the streets of New York City. It will be the first Ekiden held outside Japan.

Cova won the 10,000 meters at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Poli won the 1986 New York City Marathon in 2:11:06.

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