June 3, 1996 in Sports

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Former Spokane Indian Jason Thompson doubled, homered and drove in two runs to lead visiting Las Vegas to a 5-2 victory in a Pacific Coast League game at Albuquerque, N.M. … Tiger Woods says he’s not going to turn pro before graduating from Stanford in 1998. A day after winning medalist honors at the NCAA tournament in Tennessee, Woods flew to Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, to accept the Jack Nicklaus award as college golf’s top player. Despite broadcast reports that he is on the brink of turning pro, Woods again stressed that he has no intention of forgoing his final two years of amateur eligibility. … At Prior Lake, Minn., former U.S. Olympian Larry Donald won the North American Boxing Organization’s world heavyweight title when he stopped Jorge Valdes in the sixth round at Mystic Lake Casino. … Presidents of the Pac-10 Conference universities delayed a decision on a plan that would allow the Rose Bowl to join the college bowl alliance.


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