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June 30, 1987

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ New Jersey Nets guard Albert King is recovering at home after undergoing knee surgery, the NBA team said.

King, a six-year veteran of the team, will be off his leg for three to four weeks before beginning rehabilitation, team spokesman John Mertz said.

King scored 9.5 points and had an average of 3.5 rebounds in 21 minutes of playing time per game last season. King missed 21 games during the 1986-87 season, the last four because of a sore left knee.

The operation Saturday repaired torn cartilage and the 6-foot-6 guard is expected to be recovered by the end of summer, Mertz said.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Washington University has named Ty Keough, a former U.S. Olympian and veteran of a dozen pro seasons, its soccer coach in place of Joe Carenza Jr., who resigned earlier this year.

Keough, 30, is the son of former St. Louis University coach Harry Keough. He played eight seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the Cincinnati Kids, St. Louis Steamers and Kansas City Comets.

It will be the first coaching post for Keough, who has been an analyst announcing Steamers’ games. Washington University, a Division III school, compiled a 159-70-19 record under Carenza in 13 seasons, twice finishing national runner-up.


TREXLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Jessica Grieco stormed from the outside on the final lap to capture the junior girls 4-kilometer title for ages 14-15 on the opening night of the U.S. National Cycling Championships.

The win gave the 13-year-old Grieco, of Emerson, N.J., seven points and the early lead over Christi Fugman in the girls’ three-event competition at the Lehigh County Velodrome.

Janos Carney won the junior 8-kilometer race for 14-and 15-year-olds. The field juggled the lead for most of the quickly-paced race before Carney took charge down the backstretch and glided home with the victory.

Greg Pent finished second and picked up five points, while George Hincapie finished third and received three points.

Tom Brinker, from Washington, Mo., won the evening’s final title, the junior men’s kilometer final for 16-and 17-year-olds, with a time of 1:10.13, edging Erin Hartwell, who posted a 1:10.87. Brinker finished third a year ago.

Defending kilometer champion Marcello Arrue was fifth.

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