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June 01, 1991

Marylander sets junior high jump mark

Arizona's Tanya Hughes, a Maryland native, set a U.S. junior record in the women's high jump at the NCAA Track and Field Championships yesterday at the University of Oregon.

Hughes, a 19-year-old freshman from Lexington Park in St. Mary's County, broke the national junior record of 6 feet, 2 3/4 inches she had shared with Lisa Berhagen by winning at 6-4 1/4 and matched the meet record set by Katrena Johnson, also of Arizona, in 1985.

Texas' Patrik Boden became the first three-time winner of the men's javelin in 41 years.

Baseball

The producers of a made-for-TV movie titled "The Babe Ruth '' Story" may have to rewrite one scene in which Pete Rose, banned from baseball, is supposed to portray Ty Cobb in a Detroit Tigers uniform.

"After doing some checking, there may be some problem with Pete Rose wearing a licensed Major League Baseball uniform," spokesman Rich Levin said.

Auto racing

Although a fan's tape recorder caught Mario Andretti's pit crew urging him to create a caution period so his son, in second place, could gain on eventual winner Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears, the U.S. Auto Club doesn't plan to reopen its investigation.

Mears took the lead for good on the 188th lap of the 200-lap race and was pulling away when Andretti's car forced the caution period by stopping.

Michael Andretti was able to pull closer to Mears during the yellow light but was unable to pass him when the green light came on and lost the race by 3.1 seconds.

College basketball

Convicted sports fixer Richard Perry had seats directly behind the Nevada-Las Vegas bench for a Runnin' Rebels' basketball game in December, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. But the tickets belonged to Nike shoe representative Sonny Vaccaro and coach Jerry Tarkanian, who said he resents being linked to Perry.

College football

Ty Detmer, Brigham Young's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, has made his first appearance on a professional football card -- much to his consternation.

The Pro Set card company annually issues a card featuring the previous year's Heisman Trophy winner as part of its NFL set. But most Heisman Trophy winners turn pro. Detmer has another season in the collegiate ranks, and appearing in the commercial set, making money for a profit-making venture, could be construed as a violation of NCAA rules.

Olympics

Major-league baseball players will not be allowed to play in the Olympics for many years, officials said during a conference on the international areas of the sport.

Baseball becomes a medal sport at the Barcelona Games in 1992. But the International Baseball Association, composed of amateur groups, spent years lobbying for Olympic status and is unlikely to give up control.

Boxing

Terry Norris, probably known best as the man who finally sent Sugar Ray Leonard into permanent retirement, defends his World Boxing Council super welterweight title tonight against former champion Donald Curry in Palm Springs, Calif.

* Promoter Dan Duva said heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will sue the World Boxing Council after the WBC ordered a 60-40 purse split for his mandatory title defense against ex-champ Mike Tyson. The standard champion-challenger split is 75-25.

* A 12-fight amateur boxing card sanctioned by the South Atlantic Association of the Amateur Boxing Federation will take place at Martin's Champagne Room, 2701 W. Patapsco Ave., Tuesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Rowing

Navy will have six boats in championship categories today at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta near Syracuse, N.Y., but the Midshipmen's varsity eight shell was eliminated by Boston University.

Lottery

A proposal for a new state lottery game based on the scores of New York's three NFL teams was killed by the New York State Legislature after furious NFL lobbying against it.

Golf

Seve Ballesteros shot his second straight 6-under-par 66 and took a four-shot lead after two rounds of the British Masters in Woburn, England.

* A burglar slipped into golfer Nick Faldo's London home while the Faldos were downstairs and slipped back out with jewelry worth more than $100,000.

Part of the burglar's haul were two distinctive diamond brooches: one a copy of the British Open trophy and one a copy of the Augusta Golf Club logo, home of the Masters.

State games

The Maryland State Games will be held July 19-21 on the campuses of University of Maryland Baltimore County and Catonsville Community College. Call 333-6630 for more information.

Softball

The 20th annual Maryland Softball Oldtimers Association fast-pitch tournament will be held Friday and next Saturday at the Overlea-Fullerton Complex. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., ,, and admission is free.

Lacrosse

Chesapeake Lacrosse Club and the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club will play today at 2 p.m. at Norris Field in the U.S. Club Lacrosse Association South championship game. The winner takes on the North champion next weekend for the USCLA title.

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