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June 27, 1991

Jobson leaving America 3 for ESPN

Gary Jobson of Annapolis is leaving his post as co-skipper of the America 3 sailing team and returning to ESPN as an analyst, Jobson and his former co-skipper, Bill Koch, announced yesterday.

"He has not been fired, and he did not resign. He simply found a better opportunity," Koch said.

Jobson said, "I know that I'll miss the day-to-day involvement with them, but blending video and sailing has always been my dream."


Miami Heat center Rony Seikaly has a nine-year deal for about $31 million, boosting him ahead of such stars as Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing in average annual salary, two Florida newspapers reported.

Seikaly's contract averages $3.4 million per year, The Miami Herald reported. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel put the average at $3.53 million. Both papers said the package is backloaded, with Seikaly (16.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg) averaging at least $4 million over the final seven years.

* Seattle SuperSonics owner Barry Ackerley called off plans to build a new, 18,000-seat arena near the Kingdome. Ackerly said even though he's unhappy with the Seattle Coliseum, where the Sonics play most of their home games, the team will stay in Seattle.

* Yugoslavia routed Bulgaria, 89-68, and sailed into the semifinals of the European Basketball Championships in Rome with a 3-0 record. The Los Angeles Lakers' Vlade Divac scored 20 points for Yugoslavia.


Paul Azinger has undergone successful arthroscopic surgeron his right shoulder and plans to return to the PGA Tour sometime after the British Open, according to a Tour trainer.


An injured leg muscle kept Raghib "Rocket" Ismail fromaking his debut in the Canadian Football League last night. The former Notre Dame star pulled a left quadriceps muscle shortly after the Argonauts opened camp two weeks ago.


Reed Cordish of Baltimore won his quarterfinal match, 6-2, 6-2, over Kip Layman of Virginia Beach, Va., in the Mid-Atlantic

Tennis Association Junior Championships in Richmond, Va.


Major-league commissioners testified before Congress on behalf of laws to halt the spread of legalized gambling on their sports. But Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said professional baseball, basketball and football were something less than innocent because some teams have been associated with state lotteries and sports in general has connections with alcohol.


Eugene McCune averaged 247 over six games to take thlead after the opening round of the PBA Oregon Open in Portland. McCune, who never has made a championship round appearance, totaled 1,483 pins. He's the son of PBA Hall of Famer Don McCune. Steve Wunderlich trails by two pins.

* Robert Gibbs defeated Hall of Famer Dick Weber in the last match-play game to grab the top qualifying spot for the final round of PBA Senior Hammond (Ill.) Open.


Suburban Harrisburg, Pa., physician Dr. George T. Zahorian III, in sometimes tearful testimony in federal court, admitted he provided anabolic steroids to Hulk Hogan and other professional wrestlers. He also acknowledged that the drugs were provided to enhance their performances, not for medical treatment.

But, he said, he was not aware that providing steroids for non-medical purposes became illegal in November 1988, and he said he carefully monitored their physical conditions as a ringside doctor.

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