June 8, 1996 in Sports

Sports People

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Olympic champion Lindford Christie of England beat world champion Donovan Bailey of Canada in a dramatic 100-meter sprint in Nuremberg, Germany. … Jeff Jackson announced he is resigning as head coach and athletic director at Lake Superior State to become the U.S. national hockey coach. … Peter Anholt was named as the new head coach of the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. … The Prince George Cougars of the WHL have a new coach, Stan Butler, 43, who will take over from interim coach Dale Marquette, who is in the running for assistant coach of the WHL Tri-City Americans.

As previously reported, linebacker Greg Lloyd has signed a contract worth $11.2 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers, making him the highest-paid player in franchise history. … Bob Bockrath, a former assistant football coach who once played for Bo Schembechler, was selected the new athletic director at Alabama. … Pete Carril, 65, recently retired from Princeton after guiding the school to 11 Ivy League titles, will be an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings.


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