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May 1, 1996

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) _ Tiger Woods shot a 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday _ 12 strokes higher than his opening round _ but still has a chance to break Corey Pavin’s tournament record in the Pacific-10 championships.

Following a course-record 61 in the first round and a 65 in the second, the Stanford sophomore was at 17-under 199 at Big Canyon Country Club, 12 strokes in front of second-place Chris Hanell of Arizona State.

Woods, who grew up in nearby Cypress and has been an honorary member of Big Canyon since he was 16, needs to shoot a 72 or lower to break the Pac-10 mark of 273 set by Pavin for UCLA in 1982.

Arizona State leads the team standings at 1,081, followed by Southern California and California at 1,107.


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ The owner of the Hampton Roads Admirals has notified the East Coast Hockey League he plans to sell the team to two local investors, according to a published report.

The Virginian-Pilot reported today that Mark Garcea and Page Johnson are buying the team from Blake Cullen. The newspaper said the ECHL would consider the sale during its May 28-30 meeting in Biloxi, Miss.

The purchase price was not disclosed, but Cullen was asking $2.8 million. He bought the Admirals for $25,000 as an expansion franchise in 1989.


MIAMI (AP) _ Miami Dolphins tackle Ron Heller underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday at Doctors Hospital.

Heller, 33, started the first seven games last season before undergoing surgery to repair cartilage in both knees on Oct. 27.


NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) _ Bobby Braswell, a Cal State Northridge alum who spent the last four years as an Oregon assistant, is returning to the Matadors as their head basketball coach.

Braswell, who graduated from Northridge in 1984, is the fourth coach in the 36-year history of the program. The Matadors have had seven consecutive losing seasons, including a 7-20 mark in 1995-96 under Pete Cassidy.


HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston Astros reliever John Hudek has a fractured rib that will need three to four weeks to heal.

Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker said an MRI exam and CAT scan performed Tuesday showed a fracture of the second rib on Hudek’s right side.


MIAMI (AP) _ Miami Heat center Dan Schayes will sit out tonight’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls after an examination revealed fractures on the right side of his face.

Schayes, who sustained the injury during an April 23 practice, played in the first two games in Chicago.

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