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Sat., July 5, 1997

Sirimongkol Singmanassak of Thailand pounded his way to a 12-round unanimous decision over Mexico’s Victor Rabanales to successfully defend his WBC bantamweight title. … Rich Wold returned to Oregon State as a men’s assistant basketball coach, one month after he left to become an assistant coach at Cal State-Sacramento. … The No. 2 pick in baseball’s amateur draft last month, J.D. Drew, plans to sign a contract with the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League. Drew, an outfielder, has been unable to come to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Gary Dickinson captured his seventh senior title by defeating Earl Anthony 247-202 in the stepladder finals of the PBA Northwest Senior Classic at Beaverton, Ore. … Michigan State has begun an internal investigation into its wrestling program after a fired assistant coach, Joe Pantaleo, told the NCAA of alleged rules violations, the Lansing State Journal reported.

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