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Thu., Jan. 11, 1996

Sinjin Smith, who came out of retirement in 1994, and Carl Henkel have qualified as the first of three men’s teams to represent the United States when beach volleyball makes its Olympic debut at Atlanta. … Greg Menton, a star swimmer for the University of Massachusetts, died of a heart attack after collapsing during a meet at Dartmouth College. The 20-year-old junior from Dundee, Ore., held two school records. He died about an hour after he was stricken.

New York Rangers defenseman Doug Lidster is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair three fractures in his right cheek. … Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt has filed an antitrust suit against Championship Auto Racing Teams, which plans to boycott the race to protest new qualifying procedures. … Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George has said 25 of the 33 starting spots in the Indy 500 would be reserved for regulars of his fledgling Indy Racing League. … Oregon offensive coordinator Al Borgess has been offered the same job at UCLA, reported Portland’s KGW-TV.

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