February 11, 1996 in Sports

Miscellany

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Maria Mutola of Mozambique smashed one of the oldest world indoor records in her first attempt when she won the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes 32.08 seconds at Birmingham, England. Mutola broke Brigitte Kraus’ 2:34.8 mark, set by the German in Dortmund in 1978.

With 500 meters to go, Mutola took the lead, passed the 800-meter mark in 2:01.26 and surged for the line.

Carla Overbeck’s goal in the 83rd minute highlighted a second-half comeback as the United States women’s soccer team defeated Denmark 2-1 in a pre-Olympic exhibition match at Orlando, Fla.

At Charlottesville, Va., Kira Orr gave Duke its

first lead of the second half with a 3-pointer and hit two key free throws with 12 seconds left, lifting the No. 14 Blue Devils to a 72-69 victory over No. 9 Virginia in women’s basketball.

At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Felix Trinidad stopped Rodney Moore after four rounds to retain his IBF welterweight title. It was the 24th knockout in 28 wins for the hard-hitting Puerto Rican boxer, who defended his 147-pound title for the eighth time.


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