SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Former Florida star Chris Dimarco shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a one- stroke lead over Roger Salazar, Esteban Toledo and John Hughes after the first round of the Nike Greater Ozarks Open.
Dimarco, who led the Canadian Tour’s Order of Merit last season, is eighth on the Nike Tour’s money list with $60,388. The top 10 players on the money list qualify for the the 1994 PGA Tour.
NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with George Steinbrenner’s threat to pull the New York Yankees out of the Bronx, the city is reportedly considering plans to improve security and add more parking around Yankee Stadium.
New York Newsday said today that the city is exploring the possibility of installing closed-circuit cameras around the stadium and building a 500-car lot on two adjacent ballfields.
The newspaper said Yankees officials were scheduled to meet today with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to discuss security around the stadium.
″That’s about the most dramatic of the department’s proposals for the Yankees, not only for security reasons but it would also give information on traffic flow around the stadium,″ an unidentified police source said.
TOMAKOMAI, Japan (AP) - Toshiaki Odate of Japan shot a 1-under-par 71 today to take a one-stroke lead over Peter McWhinney of Australia after the second round of the Nikkei Cup.
The 24-year-old Odate, who recorded his first professional victory in the Yonex Open two weeks ago, had a 7-under 137 total on the Mitsui Kanko Tomakomai Golf Club course. McWhinney shot his second straight 69.
BORDEAUX, France (AP) - Olympic pursuit champion Chris Boardman of England broke a week-old world record today, cycling 32.48 miles in a hour.
Scotland’s Graeme Obree set the previous mark of 32.06 miles last week in Norway. Boardman used a specially designed bicycle made of high-tech carbon fiber that reportedly cost $34,000.
KING CITY, Ontario (AP) - Stephen Leaney of Australia shot a 5-under-par 67 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Canadian Tour’s Infiniti Tournament Players Championships.
″It’s like playing back home,″ Leaney said after Thursday’s round on the 6,905-yard King Valley Golf Club course. ″It’s nice to play a good, hard golf course with the wind blowing.″
Cam Emerson of Grimsby opened with a 68 and 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open winner Rich Zokol of Richmond, British Columbia, was in a group of six at 70.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Arena officials want to raise the roof and move the walls in hopes of keeping the NBA’s Miami Heat.
Arena management unveiled a $90 million plan Thursday to gut the existing structure, raise the roof 10 feet, move walls out 30 feet, add luxury suites and 2,000 new seats.
The NBA team has pledged to leave the 5-year-old downtown arena in 1998, but city planners said the renovations would put the arena on par with the nation’s beat indoor venues and perhaps entice the team to stay.
″I don’t think the city of Miami has the money to pay for this, but I’m ready to talk,″ Miami Commissioner Miriam Alonso said. ″We have to do what it takes to keep the Heat downtown.″
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Bill Loeffler and Jeff McMillian shot 4-under-par 66s to share the first-round lead in the $125,000 Colorado Open.
PGA Tour player Gary Hallberg, who lives in nearby Castle Rock, opened play Thursday with a 67 on the Inverness Golf Club course.
TORONTO (AP) - Greg Eaglin returned a blocked field goal 75 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat the Toronto Argonauts 25-9 in the Canadian Football League.
Hamilton improved to 3-0 with Thursday night’s victory, while Toronto dropped to 0-3.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chad Wright of Ventura shot a 4-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Patrick Perez of Cardiff in the boys 15-17 division after the third round of the Junior World Golf Championships.
Wright finished play Thursday with an 8-under 208 total on Torry Pines’ South Course. Perez shot a 69. Eldrick ″Tiger″ Woods of Cypress was three back after a 70.
In the girls 15-17 division, Maria Baena Pereira of Colombia shot a 4-under 70 on the North Course to take a two-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr of Miami with a 6-under 216 total. Kerr shot a 74.
HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) - Mark Bucek of Winter Springs and John Lee of Naples shot 5-under-par 66s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Florida Open at the Grenelefe Resort.
MONTEBELLO, Quebec (AP) - Michael Tebbutt of Australia upset top-seeded Greg Rusedski of Pointe-Claire 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in the second round of the K-Swiss Challenger tournament Thursday.
WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Defending champion Charlie Cowell of North Caldwell shot a 2-under-par 68 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the New Jersey Open at Montclair Golf Club.
NEW YORK (AP) - Third-seeded Kerry Young of Maitland, Fla., beat seventh- seeded Louise Cash of Upper Saddle River, N.J., 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the 40 division semifinals of the USTA Women’s Grass Court Championships.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Josh McCumber of Middleburg, Fla., shot a 1-over- par 73 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Sawgrass First Coast Junior Classic with a 2-under 142 total.
In the girls division of the American Junior Golf Association tournament, 13-year-old Elizabeth Bauer of Pinellas Park shot a 76 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Katy Loy of Ann Arbor, Mich.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Harrisburg Senators owner Jerome Mileur reportedly has a tentative agreement to sell the Class AA Eastern League team to an unidentified New York buyer for $3 million.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported Thursday that Mileur, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, has forwarded the proposed deal to Eastern League president John Levenda. Mileur bought the Senators, a Montreal Expos affiliate, for $85,000 in 1981.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - John Gaddy of Wilmington, N.C., bogeyed the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Alberto Ochoa of Edinburg to win the Todd Moore Memorial Junior.
Gaddy closed with an even-par 72 on Thursday and Ochoa shot a 71 for even- par 216 totals on the Fairway Oaks Country Club course. Kelli Kuehne of Dallas shot a 73 for seven-stroke victory in the girls division of the American Junior Golf Association tournament with a 213 total.