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April 23, 1997

BOSTON (AP) _ Scott Barnsby pitched the first nine-inning no-hitter for Massachusetts since 1957, blanking Northeastern 1-0 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the baseball Beanpot at Fenway Park.

``I had the adrenaline pumping,″ Barnsby said. ``Everybody dreams of throwing a no-hitter, but you don’t spend much time thinking about it.″

Barnsby (3-0) walked two and hit one while striking out three for the first no-hitter at Fenway since 1965, when the Boston Red Sox’s Dave Morehead blanked Cleveland 2-0. UMass’ last nine-inning no-hitter was by Ralph Lumenti against Rhode Island on April 13, 1957.

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ROME (AP) _ Former Notre Dame guard David Rivers scored 28 points to lead Olympiakos of Piraeus to a 74-65 victory over Slovenia’s Olimpija Ljubljana in the semifinals of the European club championship.

Olympiakos will face Barcelona, a 77-70 winner over France’s Villeurbanne in Tuesday night’s second semifinal. The championship game is Thursday night.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ The Vancouver Grizzlies, in anticipation of hiring a new coach this summer, fired two assistants Tuesday and retained only assistant Lionel Hollins.

While Hollins, a nine-year coaching veteran, will remain, the Grizzlies said Rex Hughes and Jimmy Powell wouldn’t return.

The Grizzlies fired coach Brian Winters last January and Stu Jackson, the team’s president and general manager, stepped in for the rest of a 14-68 season, worst in the NBA.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Angela Beck, 191-128 in 11 seasons as women’s basketball coach at Nebraska, confirmed Tuesday that she is resigning to coach the San Jose Lasers of the American Basketball League.

Beck will become coach and assistant general manager of the Lasers, who were 18-22 in the ABL’s inaugural season.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Cornerback Mickey Washington, the only player to start every game in the two-year history of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was released Tuesday along with quarterback Steve Taneyhill.

Washington, a seven-year veteran who signed with the expansion Jaguars as a free agent from Buffalo, had one interception last year and returned a blocked field goal 65 yards for a touchdown against Cincinnati.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Starting defensive tackle Jimmie Jones was released Tuesday as the St. Louis Rams moved to remain under the NFL’s salary cap.

Jones signed with the Rams in 1994 as an unrestricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, where he played in two Super Bowls championships. The Rams also released linebacker Rico Mack and running back Travis Cozart.

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