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October 01, 1991

College football

University of Maryland senior starting cornerback Scott Rosen has been listed as questionable for Saturday's game against No. 17 Pittsburgh for what was initially believed to be a pulled hamstring.

Rosen, who has started the last three years suffered the injury during the first week of the season and has missed the last two games because the injury has been slow to heal. Rosen is to undergo further tests this week.

* A former Auburn football player who reportedly said he received illegal payments during his college career now is backing away from his allegations.

Meanwhile, another ex-player who claims to have secretly recorded tapes backing up his claims of wrong-doing in the Auburn football program has hired a prominent Alabama attorney to represent him in any investigations.


Lou Nova, once ranked the top heavyweight boxing contender in the wold,died Sunday of cancer and a heat ailment. He was 76. Nova was ranked just below champion Joe Louis in 1938 and ahead of Max Baer. Nova knocked out Baer in the 11th round that year, but then lost to Tony Galento.

* Nigerian flyweight boxer Nojim Gbadegesin died Sunday after suffering brain damage during his second professional fight, the News Agency of Nigeria said. Gbadegesin, a 27-year-old customs worker, went into a coma after he was knocked down by fellow Nigerian Kelvin Onwudiwe in the sixth round of a bout Friday. He died in a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.

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