July 7, 1996 in Sports

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Jeff Beukeboom of the New York Rangers re-signed with the team after turning down an offer from the Blues. He will make $8.5 million over four years. … Trent Yawney, an unrestricted free-agent defenseman who spent the last five seasons with the Calgary Flames, signed an undisclosed multiyear deal with St. Louis. … Jim Harbaugh of the Indianapolis Colts got a 500-percent raise over his 1995 salary. The Colts and Harbaugh agreed on a one-year deal worth more $4 million, up from the $850,000 he earned last year. Colts receiver Flipper Anderson was waived. … Former NFL offensive lineman Carlton Haselrig was arrested in Johnston, Pa., on drunken driving charges after police spotted him wearing his helmet backwards on a motorcycle, an officer said. … Steve Collins kept his WBO super-middleweight title in Manchester, England, when challenger Nigel Benn twisted an ankle throwing a big punch in the fourth round and couldn’t continue. Also in Manchester, Italy’s Vincenzo Nardiello beat Thulane Malinga in his first defense as WBC super-middleweight champion, frustrating the South African for 12 rounds to gain a split decision. … Luisto Espinosa of the Philippines defended his WBC featherweight title by winning a unanimous decision over No. 1 challenger Cesar Soto of Mexico in Manila, Philippines.

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