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Monday, January 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The McDonald’s American Cup and the International Mixed Pairs, events that will showcase gymnasts likely to compete at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, will be held in Seattle this year.

Both events will be held in early March at the Seattle Center Arena and televised by NBC.

Mickey Mouse is joining forces with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to bring the proposed Indy Racing League to a planned 1-mile oval next to the Magic Kingdom at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The Walt Disney World Indy 200 will be the inaugural event when the IRL opens for business next January, officials said.

Rusty Glidden will temporarily replace his father, Bob Glidden, in pro stock competition on the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series while Bob Glidden recovers from heart surgery at Glendora, Calif.

At Nashville, Tenn., Paula McGee, who played her collegiate basketball at the University of Southern California with twin sister Pam and Cheryl Miller in the mid-1980s, has been barred from a men’s intramural team at Vanderbilt because of the same federal rule that bans sex bias in college sports.

Vanderbilt assistant intramural director Lynn Smith is concerned others would follow McGee to the men’s teams, leaving the women’s teams without enough players.

The Supreme Court turned down an appeal by male swimmers who wanted the University of Illinois to reinstate their team, which was eliminated to save money although the school kept the women’s swim team. The court, acting without comment, turned down arguments by the men’s team members that they are the victims of reverse sex discrimination.

In Stockholm, Sweden, Frank Andersson, 38, a former Greco-Roman champion who became a professional wrestler in the United States, was convicted of buying banned growth hormones.

The sale of the Pittsburgh Pirates to cable television entrepreneur John Rigas received preliminary approval from baseball’s ownership committee.

Rigas will now attempt to negotiate a purchase agreement by Sunday, the expiration of the six-month deadline given the city to find a new buyer.

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