Bubka sets pole vault record for third time
Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union broke his own world record for the pole vault yesterday at Grenoble, France, by clearing 20 feet, 1 inch.
Bubka bettered his record of 20-0 1/2 set last Tuesday in his hometown of Donetsk. It was the third time he broke the record this season and his 24th mark, indoors or outdoors. He is the only 20-foot vaulter.
Bubka, 27, broke the record yesterday on his third try in the pole vault "Masters" event, an invitation-only competition. He set his previous record in the Soviet version of the event earlier this week.
Second was American Kory Tarpenning at 18-9 1/4 . Third was a tie between Frenchman Philippe D'Encausse and Spaniard Chico Garcia, both also at 18-9 1/4 .
Dade County, Fla., has hired an architectural firm to design a permanent $16.5 million tennis stadium for the International Players Championships.
The Miami firm of Swanke Hayden Connell & Partners will design the stadium, which will include 7,500 permanent seats and 6,500 temporary ones. The 10-day tournament for men and women, which attracts most of the world's best players, has had a temporary stadium since it moved to Key Biscayne in 1987.
Tomas Fogdoe of Sweden won the final world cup slalom of season at Waterville Valley, N.H.
Fogdoe, 21, blasted from second place after the morning run to complete two heats in 1 minute, 42.48 seconds. His victory was assured when Michael Tritscher of Switzerland, who led the first run over Fogdoe by .18 seconds, hooked a ski tip and fell late in his run.
Marc Girardelli won the slalom title with 110 points to 102 for first-run casualty Ole Christian Furuseth of Norway.
Three-run homers in the sixth and eighth innings by Mike Wiechman and Andy Kozlowicz, respectively, pushed Christopher Newport (9-6) past visiting Salisbury State, 7-3, after the Sea Gulls (0-8) had gone ahead 3-0 after three innings. Dave Shull and John Hershberger each had two hits for the losers, who used pitchers Jeff Garrett, in his first start of the season, and George Burbage.
Roanoke College held off Johns Hopkins (1-1) in women's lacrosse at Homewood Field, 8-7. Kaylie Small topped Roanoke (5-0) with three goals, and Leigh Budnitz (Garrison Forest) had an assist in a game that featured solid goaltending by Roanoke's KiKi Chesterton and Hopkins' Kristin Cole. Jessica Tropp's third goal drew Hopkins (1-1) within 8-7, but the final minutes of the rainy contest were marked by a series of turnovers by both teams.
* Paige Worth scored four; Katie Aman (Notre Dame Prep) three; and Annemarie Merow (John Carroll), two, to lead Franlin & Marshall (3-0) to a 13-5 victory over Washington College (1-1) in Lancaster, Pa. Washington leaders included Sarah Coste with three goals; Amy McCleary (St. Paul's), one goal, and goalkeeper Kristy Hilgartner (Institute of Notre Dame), 14 saves.
Navy senior Paul Hanover finished seventh in the individual epee weapon competition at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Fencing championships at Penn State and was named an All-America in the sport.
Teammate David Bretet-Major, a junior, finished 21st in the individual standings. Senior Art Glasgow was 14th in the individual competition.
Navy's heavyweight and lightweight crews scored clean sweeps in the Crawford Bay Classic Crew Regatta rowed in Portsmouth, Va., on the Elizabeth River before 5,000 spectators.
The six wins by the heavyweight and lightweight crews plus a win by the women's first novice boat gave Navy the Murray Cup, awarded for the first time in 100 years. The Midshipmen had 33 points, Virginia was second with 25 and George Washington, third with 20.
Zhang Yamei of China set a world record in winning the women's 500-meter event at the world short-track championships at Sydney, Australia. Zhang was timed in 47.08 seconds, breaking the mark of 47.77 set by Christina Sciolla of Italy.
Canadian Sylvie Daigle was disqualified in the final, but won the 1,000-meter title, beating compatriot Nathalie Lambert.
Willie O'Reilly of Britain won both the men's 500-meter and 1,000-meter titles.
Hiroshi Makino shot 4-under-par 68 to share the lead with Isao Aoki after the third round of the Daido Shizuoka Open at Hamaoka, Japan. Makino and Aoki, who had a 69, have 54-hole totals of 210 over the 6,930-yard Shizuoka Country Club course.
Edgard Grospiron of France won the World Cup moguls title for the second straight year with a third-place finish in the season finale at Salen, Sweden. Youri Gilg, another Frenchman, won the final competition.
The United States won the Nations Cup, which includes freestyle skiing's three disciplines for men and women, for the sixth consecutive season.
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