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October 24, 1991

NFL owners vote to continue WLAF

NFL owners voted last night in Dallas to continue operating the World League of American Football and agreed to a three-year television contract with both the USA network and ABC that would air 35 regular-season and two playoff games and next spring's World Bowl.

Dan Rooney, chairman of WLAF board of directors, said 10 teams will compete, including holdovers London; Barcelona, Spain; Frankfurt, Germany; Montreal; New York; Birmingham, Ala.; San Antonio; Orlando, Fla.; and Sacramento, Calif. San Antonio could move to San Marcos, Texas.

The Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks were dropped and a 10th team will be announced soon, Rooney said. He said Columbus, Ohio, is a strong contender.

College football

The Pittsburgh-Penn State football series, scheduled to end after 1992, may be revived in time for the 1995 season, although not on a yearly basis, according to the athletic directors of both schools.

The termination of the series angered Pitt officials and aroused the ire of some state legislators.

* Notre Dame officials will consider a proposal to expand the university's stadium, which seats 59,075 and has been sold out for 148 of the past 149 games.

Only 16,300 seats were available to fill requests for more than 40,000 alumni seats for Saturday's Southern Cal game.

Horse show

The team of Chris Kappler and Buddy Brown captured the Rotating Pair Relay jumping competition at the Washington International Horse Show in Landover.

Kappler, of St. Charles, Ill., and Brown, of Oyster Bay, N.Y., will split a $3,000 first prize. Each will earn seven points toward the outstanding rider award to be presented at the end of the show.

Michael Dorman, who won Monday's jump event, continues to lead in the International, Men's and Overall rider competitions, with seven points.

Boxing

Terrence Alli, 31, ranked No. 3 among junior welterweights by the International Boxing Federation, suffered a tear in his left eye that forced the New Jersey Athletic control board to postpone his scheduled fight against Jake Rodriquez tonight night in Newark.

Murad Muhammad, Alli's promoter, said the fight has been rescheduled for Dec. 4.

Soccer

Hamisi Amani-Dove, a Wilde Lake senior who has 12 goals and six assists this season, has been selected to participate with Region 1 ODP's under-18 team at the Inter-regional Tournament Nov. 28-30 in Dallas.

Tennis

Aaron Krickstein upset Wimbledon champion Michael Stich, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, in the second round of the Stockholm (Sweden) Open. Jimmy Connors, a wild-card entry, lost, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, to Goran Prpic of Croatia.

* Top seed Steffi Graf breezed past Czechoslovak Andrea Strnadova, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Brighton (England) women's indoor tournament.

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