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March 7, 1987

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) _ Unseeded Don Johnston helped Slippery Rock to a half-point lead over Edinboro in the first day of the NCAA Division I East Regional wrestling championships.

Johnston beat a pair of seeded wrestlers in the 167-pound class Friday to help Slippery Rock to 25 1/2 points. The Rockets advanced eight wrestlers to the semifinals.

Edinboro is second in the two-day regional contest at Slippery Rock with 25 points and sent seven wrestlers to the quarterfinals. Edinboro was led by Dave Rowan, who registered a pair of falls in the 118-pound class.

James Madison, the two-time defending champion, is in third place among the 15 participating teams with 18 points. Millersville has 15 and Old Dominion scored 14 3/4 .

The biggest upset came when two-time individual champion Bob McCurdy of Shippensburg was beaten 11-8 by Old Dominion’s Steve Sciandra in the 190-pound division.


SAJIMA, Japan (AP) - A British yacht skippered by Cathy Foster and crewed by Jacky Patton won two of three races for a total score of 9.50, taking the first day lead of the International Women’s 470-Class Yacht Race.

The British yacht won today’s initial long-course race for 0.75 points, finished in eighth spot for eight points in the first short-course race, and won the day’s second short-course race for 0.75 points.

The winner of each race receives 0.75 points, second place is awarded two points, third place receives three points, and so on. The boat with the lowest total score is the leader.

American skipper Pease Herndon and crew Cindy Goff placed second for the day with a 9.75-point total. The U.S. yacht placed sixth in the first race, won the second race and finished third in the third race.

The competition was held on Sagami Bay, off Sajima, 34 miles southwest of Tokyo.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Perry Young to a second 10-day contract

In his first 10-day contract, Young played 48 minutes over three games, scoring six points for the NBA team. That contract expired Thursday.

Young, 6-5 and 210 pounds, came to Portland from Wyoming of the Continental Basketball Association.


LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Both Donald Curry and Tony Montgomery have been fined $2,500 by the Nevada Athletic Commission for their actions during thier junior middleweight fight last month.

Curry was fined for hitting Montgomery after the fight ended, while Montgomery drew his fine for repeated head butts during the bout.

Curry won the fight when referee James Molinell disqualified Montgomery in the fifth round for the butts. As Molinell led Montgomery away, Curry came up from behind and took a swing at him.

Curry, the former welterweight champion, also was instructed Friday to write a letter of apology to Molinell, who was grazed by the punch intended for Montgomery. Curry had already written the commission, saying he was sorry for the action.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $9 million plan to revise seating in the Los Angeles Coliseum can’t be done before the NFL season starts because of monetary and time constraints, a Coliseum official says.

Bank loans to finance the work, sought by the Los Angeles Raiders, aren’t obtainable now, and the project couldn’t be finished before the Raiders play their first 1987 preseason game there on Aug. 15, Coliseum Commission president Alexander Haagen said Friday.

The commission doesn’t have the money to complete the project, which would involve the installation of retractable seats at lower levels of the stadium to bring football fans closer to the action, Haagen said recently.

The project would reduce the capacity of the stadium from 92,000 to about 80,000.

The Raiders have refused since Feb. 18 to continue construction on 60 luxury boxes on the north rim of the Coliseum unless the commission agrees to begin the seating reconfiguration at the same time.

Raiders senior administrator Irv Kaze said the team is disappointed that Haagen is ″really taking somewhat of an obstructionist position″ about the work, and added that team officials believe the project still could be completed by mid-August.

″We have people working on this, and it’s going to work itself out,″ Kaze said.

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