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Sat., Oct. 5, 1996, midnight

Defensive end Anthony Smith has reported to the Oakland Raiders, nearly a week after announcing he was leaving the team. Smith was placed on reserve and remained suspended without pay. … A routine team physical of the Boston Celtics’ Eric Williams showed a cardiac abnormality, and he stayed behind for more tests while his teammates left for training camp in North Carolina. … Rony Seikaly, upset over the Golden State Warriors’ failure to meet his trade demands, was a no-show for the team’s first training camp practice. … Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was admitted to a hospital after experiencing chest pains. Doctors performed a repeat angioplasty after an artery that was operated on June 26 closed. … The San Francisco Giants bought out the contract of second baseman Robby Thompson, making him a free agent… . At Indianapolis, Dave Husted became the first bowler to win consecutive U.S. Open titles in the men’s final, and Liz Johnson won the women’s crown.



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