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Tom Baker opened with nine consecutive strikes, winning the AC Delco Classic at Lakewood, Calif., for his first PBA victory in 10 years. Baker, who is from Buffalo, N.Y., beat Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 278-247. … At Hafjell, Norway, Urs Kaelin of Switzerland, two weeks after losing to Alberto Tomba in the World Championships, got a measure of revenge by winning the final giant slalom of the World Cup season.

Ireland’s Steve Collins retained his WBO super-middleweight title, stopping challenger Neville Brown of Britain in the 11th round at Millstreet, Ireland. … Italy’s Giovanni Parisi took the WBO super-lightweight crown with an eighth-round knockout of defending champion Sammy Fuentes of Puerto Rico at Milan, Italy. … Lance Berkman of Rice tied a Southwest Conference record by hitting four home runs in the second game of a doubleheader against UMass and set a conference record by finishing the day with six homers.



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