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July 06, 1991

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Fighter Anifowoshe leaves hospital

Boxer Kid Akeem Anifowoshe, against his doctor's advice, has checked out of Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio and went home to Las Vegas.

Anifowoshe was recovering from brain trauma sustained in his ++ June 15 loss against Robert Quiroga for the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title.

"Yes, I'm happy to be going home," Anifowoshe, a native of Nigeria, told the San Antonio Express-News. "I feel better."

But his doctor said his departure Thursday may have been premature. Anifowoshe appeared tired and had to be helped from his bed to a wheelchair.

"I wanted him to stay at least until they found a doctor in Las Vegas," said Dr. Gerardo Zavala, the neurological surgeon who did the operation.

* Negotiations are under way for Larry Holmes, 41, to stage a second comeback fight in Houston on Aug. 3 against journeyman Eddie Gonzales.

The fight would be Holmes' second since coming out of retirement in April.

Hockey

Maine's high workers' compensation costs could drive the Boston Bruins to move their top minor-league affiliate from Portland when a five-year contract expires next year, the club's insurer said.

The differential in workers' compensation costs between the Maine Mariners and the parent club is "a bit over 200 percent," said Scott Smithwick, a partner of Smithwick & Clarke Insurance Inc. of Portland.

College football

Jim Gary, a West Virginia recruit from Florida who was ranked the fourth-best running back recruit in the nation by National High School Recruiting Service, will be ineligible to play this fall because he failed to take a college entrance test, the player said.

"I didn't make it," Gary told the Dominion Post of Morgantown, W.Va. "My guidance counselor gave me the wrong test. Then I went to the wrong place to take the test. And that was the last time I could take it."

* Some players who attended say Tennessee's summer football camp was an invitation-only affair, a potential rules violation being investigated by the NCAA.

In a letter of inquiry to university officials in April, the NCAA said it had been alleged that one of Tennessee's summer camps was not properly advertised and open to all, as required by NCAA regulations.

Rowing

American hopes of winning the Thames Cup for the first time since 1982 increased when Yale University's freshman heavyweights and the University of Pennsylvania's "A" crew heavyweights reached the eights quarterfinals of the 152-year-old Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England.

Golf

Masters champion Ian Woosnam birdied his way to an 8-under-par 61 and surged past nine golfers to take a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the Monte Carlo Open in Monaco.

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Track and field

Ben Johnson's best time for 100 meters since his return from a two-year suspension for steroid use was good enough for only sixth place in the International Track and Field Festival in Linz, Austria.

Johnson clocked a 10.31, nine-hundredths of a second faster than his previous best this season. American Dennis Mitchell won in 10.03.

Bowling

Ray Edwards averaged 249 and won seven of eight matches to clinch the top seed for today's championship round of the PBA El Paso (Texas) Open.

Edwards (10,270 pins) will be joined on the stepladder by Ricky Ward (10,153), Bob Benoit (10,127), Curtis Odom (10,037) and Norm Duke (10,014).

Motorcycling

Clifton Bigoney of Catonsville finished eighth in the fifth round of 250 Grand Prix qualifying at the EBC Brakes Endurance Challenge at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Powerboat racing

Two people were killed and four others were injured when a hydroplane hit another speedboat and crashed into a spectator wharf at the Valleyfield (Quebec) Regatta.

Boat driver Daniel Brossoit of St. Timothee, Quebec, and a spectator were killed in the accident during qualifications for the North American championship in the Grand Prix class, in which boats reach speeds of more than 130 mph.

Drag racing

Joe Amato lowered his elapsed time and remained the leader in the Top Fuel category after the rain-shortened second day of qualifying in the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J.

Showers forced officials to cancel the day's second qualifying round. Drivers are scheduled to make two passes today with eliminations set for tomorrow in the ninth event of the 18-race Winston Drag Racing Series.

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