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MONDAY, MAY 26, 1997

Ryan McDermott scored 30 seconds into overtime, giving Nazareth (N.Y.) a 15-14 victory over Washington (Md.) College 15-14 for the NCAA Division III lacrosse championship in College Park, Md.

It was the second straight championship for the Golden Flyers and third since 1992. Only Hobart (13) has won more Division III titles.

Dave Barr’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Scott Couper with 15 seconds left gave the Scottish Claymores a 23-20 win over the Dusseldorf Rhein Fire in the WLAF in Duesseldorf, Germany.

The catch by Couper, a Scottish national, capped a rally by the Claymores after they trailed 20-7 in the last quarter of a game watched by 20,498.

Marlin will get a chance to avenge his only loss on turf this year when he challenges rival Sandpit in today’s $400,000 Hollywood Turf Handicap in Inglewood, Calif.

Marlin, who established himself as one of the country’s top turf horses with a win in Santa Anita’s San Juan Capistrano Invitational, was beaten by Sandpit in the San Marcos in January - his only loss in three grass starts this year.

Sandpit, an 8-year-old Brazilian-bred, is the defending Hollywood Turf champion. He has 13 victories in 34 career starts, with winnings of more than $3.3 million.

Desert King took the lead 300 yards from the finish and romped to a three-length victory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas in Dublin, Ireland. Verglas, a 33-1 shot, ran second and Romanov, beaten for the first time this year, was third.

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