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The Byron Nelson Classic will increase its purse by $700,000 to $2.5 million for next year's tournament, which will be played at the TPC at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, May 14-17. For the first time since the 1920s, no commercial logos will appear on uniforms worn by U.S. athletes when they ascend the medal podium at February's Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. Only the U.S. Olympic Committee's logo - the letters USA over the five interlocked Olympic rings - will appear.

Kenny Monday

On mat, Monday gets foes down. Photo by Associated Press

Lawrence Clay-Bey

Clay-Bey puts professional career on hold in pursuit of an Olympic medal. Photo by Associated Press

Karch Kiraly

Kiraly has an eye for any volleyball. Photo by Associated Press

Elaine Cheris

Elaine Cheris decries '80 boycott. Photo by Associated Press

Ana Fidelia Quirot

Ana Quirot made miraculous strides. Photo by Associated Press

Olympics ‘96

A capsule look at the 1996 Olympic events: Archery Medals - 4 (men's team and individual, women's team and individual). Dates - July 28-Aug. 2. Venue - Stone Mountain (Ga.) Archery Center.

Janet Evans

Her brothers inspired Janet Evans. Photo by Associated Press

Pac-Man Makes Comeback Into World Of Cd-Roms

Late-night infomercial. Boy George and Culture Club. Jennifer Beals-like dancers in ripped sweatshirts. Cue Martha Quinn with a K-Tel Records screen scroll: Now!!!! On one compact disc!!! All your favorite hits of the '70S and '80s!!! Rapid, Rick Dees-esque explanation:

Usoc Selects Schultz

Dick Schultz, who led a reform movement as head of the NCAA before being forced out amid charges he lied about a loan program for college athletes, was picked as executive director of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Skate Into Hockey Video Games

Yo, hockey head! Feeling left out of the Stanley Cup pursuit? Not satisfied simply watching the games on television? Craving the chance to check someone into the glass? Today, we offer the next best thing: Video games for hockey freaks.

Winter Olympics Campaign On Web

Boosters of Utah's bid for the 2002 Winter Games are taking their case to the Internet. Tom Welch, president of the Salt Lake City Bid Committee, announced the group's opening of a page on the computer network's Worldwide Web on Monday.

Izzy Vies For Space On Toy Shelves

Step aside, Barney and Simba. Izzy the Atlanta Olympic mascot is about to invade toy shelves. Los Angeles-based Equity Marketing Inc. said Wednesday it has signed a licensing deal to design, manufacture and distribute to mass-market retailers a line of plush and figurine products based on the blue, computer-generated character.