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November 19, 1985

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) _ Atlanta Braves slugger Dale Murphy is the 31st winner of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, given by Phi Delta Theta national collegiate fraternity.

The award is voted annually to a major league player who best fits the image and character of the Hall of Fame first baseman of the New York Yankees. Gehrig was a member of the fraternity at Columbia University.

Murphy led the National League in home runs in 1985 with 37 and was second in runs batted in with 111. He hit 36 homers in each of the three previous seasons.

Murphy won the NL Most Valuable Player Award in 1982-83 and was an All-Star game starter the past four years.


DENVER (AP) - Running back Sammy Winder was reported doing well Tuesday after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, the Denver Broncos said.

A spokesman for the National Football League team said doctors found that an old tear inside Winder’s left knee had scarred down to another ligament and torn some fibers, causing the knee to lock.

Winder, who woke up Monday with his knee locked, is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks, the club said.

The loss of Winder leaves the Broncos with only two reasonably healthy running banks - Gerald Willhite and rookie Steve Sewell. Gene Lang is recovering from a sprained ankle.

Willhite was expected to resume practice Wednesday after resting with a mild concusion.


QUEBEC (AP) - The Quebec Nordiques have recalled goaltender Luc Guenette from their Fredericton minor league team, the National Hockey League club announced Tuesday.

Guenette, who had a 4.04 goals-against-average in five games with Fredericton, replaces Mario Gosselin.

Gosselin, the Nordiques’ first-string goalie, suffered a shoulder injury while stopping a shot during a practice Monday. X-Rays did not reveal any fracture.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - All-Star right wing Jari Kurri of the Edmonton Oilers, his right eye swollen shut, will not play again until Saturday.

A 71-goal scorer for the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup champions last season, Kurri was hit accidentally Sunday night by the stick of New York Rangers forward Mike Rogers. He received six stitches below the eye.

″I was scared when I was hit ... I couldn’t see anything,″ said Kurri, who has 10 goals and 23 points this season.

He was examined by an opthamologist Monday and told not to skate before Thursday.

Kurri said he probably would wear a face mask when he returns to action.


PARIS (AP) - Fernando Gomes of Portugal received his second Golden Boot award Tuesday as the highest goalscorer in European soccer.

Gomes, who plays for Porto, scored 39 goals during the 1984-85 season. He also won the award in 1983 when he had 36 goals.

Ireland’s Martin McGaughey of Linfield won the Silver Boot for scoring 34 goals and Yugoslav Vahid Halilhodzic, who plays for Nantes of France, won the Bronze Boot for collecting 28 goals.

England’s Everton, which won its national championship, the Cup of Cup Winners and was a finalist in the English F.A. Cup, won the European Challenge award for teams, with 24 points. Manchester United of England was second with 19 points, and Real Madrid of Spain, Bayern Munich of Germany and Girondins of Bordeaux tied for third with 16 each.

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