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November 19, 1991

Magic signs ex-Terp Brian Williams

First-round NBA draft pick Brian Williams, the 10th selection overall, signed a multiyear contract with the Orlando Magic yesterday.

Williams, a 6-foot-11 power forward who transferred from Maryland to Arizona after the 1987-88 season, will be in uniform against the Utah Jazz tomorrow night. The contract is believed to be the same four-year, $4.6 million offer Orlando made during preseason.

Williams' signing and that of the Indiana Pacers' Dale Davis yesterday leaves only Luc Longley of the Minnesota Timberwolves unsigned among first-rounders. But the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting in today's editions that Longley has agreed to a four-year contract that will pay him at least $1.6 million a season.

College basketball

Todd Leslie, Northwestern's leading scorer last season at 14 points a game, was given clearance to rejoin the team after recovering from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

* Mark Peters scored 47 to lead Howard Community College (3-1) past host Essex CC (0-1), 104-89.

* Dana Johnson (Western) scored 12 points, as No. 1 Tennesseethe defending NCAA women's champion, defeated the Mexican national team, 96-63, in an exhibition game in Knoxville.

Hockey

The NHL approved the $65 million sale of the Pittsburgh

Penguins from Edward J. DeBartolo and family to Howard Baldwin and Morris Belzberg.

The lease with the Civic Arena, where the Stanley Cup champion Penguins play, was transferred to Spectacor Management Group for an estimated $24 million. Spectacor's agreement went into effect last month and it took over management of the building three weeks ago.

Powerboat racing

Driver Edgardo Perez, 22, critically injured in an accident at the Offshore Professional Tour world championships in Key West, Fla., died Sunday.

Golf

Amateur Deryl Denlinger of Lancaster, Pa., shot a 2-under-par 68 and won a winter tour tournament that attracted 16 professionals and 70 amateurs to Cool Creek CC in Wrightsville, Pa.

Amateur Gary Moore of Crofton CC was second at 69, followed at 70 by professionals Sherm Keeney of Cool Creek and Scott Hausel of Heritage Hills CC in York, Pa.

Cross country

Seven local runners have qualified for the AAU National Cross Country Championships to be held Dec. 7 in Birmingham, Ala.

Poly's Anita Manning, an All-Metro runner who won the City-Wide championship two weeks ago, ran the 4-kilometer course at Frederick's Middletown High on Saturday in 14 minutes, 47 seconds, to qualify in the 17-18 age group. Her brother, Carlos, qualified in the 13-14 age group with a time of 14:01 over a 4-kilometer course. Her sister, Lolita, entered in the 11-12 age group, ran an 11:01 over 3 kilometers.

Jamie Bennett (12:46), Severta Wheeler (12:21), Tamikia Billups (12:34) and Stephanie Johnson (13:01) also qualified in the 11-12 age group.

Boxing

International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Manuel Medina (42-3) was awarded a technical decision over Tom Johnson (26-2-1) in the ninth round of their scheduled 12-round bout in Inglewood, Calif. Medina, making his first title defense, retained his crown after Johnson cut him on the left eye halfway through the ninth.

* Vernon Forrest of Augusta, Ga., and Larry Donald of Cincinnati became the second and third Americans to reach the semifinals of the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Sydney, Australia.

Bowling

Pat Malone of Erie, Pa., won the Pro Tour Qualifier event of the PBA's $150,000 Chevy Truck Classic in Rochester, N.Y. Dean Young of Columbia was one of 62 to qualify.

Olympics

European television rights for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics have been granted to a public TV group, reportedly for three times what is being paid to show the 1992 Barcelona (Spain) Games.

Billy Payne, president of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, would neither confirm nor deny a report in USA Today that European Broadcasting Union agreed to pay $250 million for the rights, with the Atlanta organizers receiving another $25 million from the International Olympic Committee's share.

College football

Virginia Tech starting quarterback Will Furrer underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Sunday. Reserve Rodd Wooten replaced Furrer on Saturday against No. 13 East Carolina and is expected to start Saturday against No. 20 Virginia, but Furrer or freshman third-stringer Maurice DeShazo could play.

Baseball

Atlanta rookie first baseman Brian Hunter, 23, pleaded guilty in Marietta, Ga., to a drunken driving charge stemming from an arrest after a Braves game was rained out in September. He was given a 12-month suspended sentence and fined $540. He was ordered to complete 12 hours of community service, and his license was suspended for 90 days.

Amateur basketball

A coach was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $5,125 for stealing money raised to send his team to a national tournament.

Multnomah County (Ore.) Circuit Judge Harl Haas said Miguel Delgado Guadelupe, 38, sought a position of public trust and then abused it while coaching an Amateur Athletics Union team for boys 14 and younger.

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