January 16, 1996 in Sports

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Mike Summers, Oregon State football’s offensive coordinator and running backs coach the past five years, resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities… . British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebreselassie and U.S. sprinter Michael Johnson are the finalists for the 1996 Jesse Owens International Trophy Award. The winner will be announced Feb. 6. … Martina Navratilova has filed suit against the St. James’s Club Antigua Limited for allegedly breaching a contract that was to pay her $385,000 for a five-year stint as the club’s touring pro.

Former Olympic rower Arthur Gallagher died of heart disease in St. Davids, Pa. He was 77… . In Lexington, Ky., Kentucky athletic director C.M. Newton was released from a hospital, where he was taken after suffering chest pain three days earlier. … Agent Bill Goodstein, who negotiated Darryl Strawberry’s deal with the New York Yankees last season, died Saturday after having a heart attack at his Manhattan office. He was 56.


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