December 9, 1995 in Sports

Miscellany

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Defending champions Ray Floyd and Dave Eichelberger defeated Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus 3 and 2 in the opening round of the Senior PGA portion of the $2,110,000 Diners Club Matches in Quinta, Calif.

In the PGA tour portion, Bob Tway and Scott Verplank advanced to today’s semifinals with a 2-up victory over rookies David Duval and Woody Austin. Tom Lehman and Duffy Waldorf beat Steve Stricker and former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett 1-up.

Chris Winner, a former spokesman for the International Amateur Athletic Federation, says he was instructed by organization officials to alter the results for the IAAF’s 1994 Athletes of the Year.

According to USA Today, Winner said Britain’s

Sally Gunnell, a 400-meter hurdler from Britain, was the top vote-getter among women last year, but wound up fourth, with heptathlete and long jumper Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the United States winning the award.

The International Olympic Committee will spend $10 million to rebuild war-damaged sports facilities constructed in Sarajevo for the 1984 Winter Olympics.

An IOC spokeswoman did not specify what buildings would be involved, but said a team would be going to the war-torn Bosnian city early next year to begin the project.

At Ledyard, Conn., James Toney knocked out Greg Everett with a right at 2:03 of the second round of their cruiserweight fight.

At West Lafayette, Michelle Marciniak scored 21 points and Latina Davis added 16 to lead No. 2 Tennessee past 10th-ranked Purdue 82-68 in the Big Ten-SEC Challenge.

Oral Roberts defeated Notre Dame in three sets at Stanford, Calif., to advance to the Pacific Regional finals of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament. ORU, which defeated Washington State in the first round, plays Stanford today.


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