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October 15, 1992

LONDON (AP) _ Germany and the United States on Thursday were made the top seeds in the Davis Cup World Group for 1993. They were followed by Sweden, Switzerland, France, Spain, Czechoslovakia and Italy.

The United States and Switzerland play in the 1992 Davis Cup final in December.

Russia, Ukraine and Croatia will compete as separate nations next year.

Russia will take the place of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the World Group, while Ukraine will play in the Euro-African Zone Group 3.

Croatia, led by Wimbledon finalist Goran Ivanisevic and Goran Prpic, will replace Yugoslavia in the Euro-African Zone Group I.


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - John Hadl, former Kansas and NFL quarterback, was promoted to associate athletic director for development at his alma mater on Thursday. Hadl had been assistant athletic director of the Williams Educational Fund since 1990.

Betsy Stephenson, director of NCAA Division I men’s basketball, was named associate athletic director at the school. She will supervise 16 Olympic sports and serve as senior woman administrator to the Big Eight and the NCAA, athletic director Bob Frederick said.


MACON, Ga. (AP) - Russian Olympians will use a site in this Georgia city to train for the 1996 Summer Games.

Macon became the first U.S. city to be selected by a foreign country as a training site for the Atlanta Games when the Olympic Committee of Russia made the decision Wednesday.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The WBC light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jeff Harding and David Vedder of San Jose, Calif., has been postponed until Dec. 1 at EuroDisney outside Paris, Harding’s managers announced Thursday.

Harding originally was to make the mandatory defense on November 6.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Swedish Olympic medal winner Gunnar Olson was in stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove a diseased kidney.

Olson, 32, won a silver medal in kayaking in Barcelona.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Australians golfers Raymond Picker, Craig Warren and Robert Allenby fired 6-under-par 66s Thursday and shared the lead after the first round of the Perak Masters.

American Pete Teravainen was in a group at 68.

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