Water cooler A heavyweight rematch between Mike Tyson and...

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May 27, 1991

Water cooler A heavyweight rematch between Mike Tyson and Donovan "Razor" Ruddock, sidetracked this month because of action by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, is apparently back on again.

Ruddock's promoter, Murad Muhammad, said yesterday that he had achieved what he wanted by getting a hearing before the commission and that the fight would be held as scheduled June 28, regardless of the hearing's outcome.

The Mirage Hotel, site of the fight, will resume ticket sales today, Mirage spokesman Alan Feldman said.

The state athletic commission suspended Muhammad this month for one year and fined him $25,000 for his role in a post-fight brawl after the controversial ending to a March 18 bout between Tyson and Ruddock.

The fight was stopped by referee Richard Steele after Ruddock took a barrage of punches in the seventh round. Ruddock's lTC corner contended he could have continued and that the fight should not have been stopped.

College baseball

Clemson advanced to the College World Series, pounding out 16 hits -- including six doubles -- to beat Maine, 13-5, and win the National Collegiate Athletic Association Northeast Regional in Orono, Maine.

Track and field

The world governing body decided to name athletes who pass future doping tests as well as those who fail. Franco Fava, the International Amateur Athletic Federation's associate press director, said the new policy on doping tests would begin with the World Championships in Tokyo in August, and would apply to random testing, as well as to testing at competitions. Last year, the federation conducted random testing in 20 countries.

The federation also received Athens' agreement to stage the 1995 World Marathon Cup as part of celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.


Stefan Edberg shook off a thigh injury and helped Sweden to a 2-1 victory over defending champion Yugoslavia in the final of the World Team Cup tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany. Edberg, the world's No. 1 player, beat Goran Ivanisevic, 6-4, 7-5, after teammate Magnus Gustafsson defeated Goran Prpic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Prpic and Slobodan Zivojinovic won the doubles, defeating Edberg and Gustafsson, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

* Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere of Switzerland defeated Helen Kelesi of Canada, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, to win the European Open in Geneva.

* Italy's Paolo Cane rallied to beat Sweden's Jan Gunnarsson, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, and win the Bologna ATP tournament. In the doubles final, the top-seeded team of Luke Jensen of the United States and Laurie Warder of Australia defeated the Brazilian team of Luiz Mattar and Jaime Oncins, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

* Radka Zrubakova of Czechoslovakia won two tie-breakers over Rachel McQuillan of Australia in winning the Strasbourg Open, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3).


Patrick Standing followed two shaky shots with a 90-yard wedge shot and a 12-foot putt on the first extra hole at the Elkridge Club, and he and Doug Godine edged Hill Michaels-Ken Sappington for the championship of the 41st annual Elkridge-Green Spring member-guest tournament.

The two teams had tied at 19-under-par 124, and Sappington lost chances to win and then to tie when he reached the green of the 347-yard uphill hole in two, then three-putted from 15 feet. It was the second title for Godine, who won with Clark MacKenzie in 1968.

* Seve Ballesteros of Spain moved into a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the British PGA championship in Virginia Water, England. Ballesteros, who started the day two strokes behind co-leaders Wayne Riley of Australia and Bernhard Langer of Germany, shot a 65 for a 54-hole total of 15-under-par 201.

Langer finished with a 69 and dropped into second place at 203.

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