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January 25, 1992

Tyson judge expects two-week trial at most

Patricia Gifford, Marion County (Ind.) Superior Court judge, said yesterday that she expects the Mike Tyson rape trial that opens with jury selection Monday to last no more than two weeks and she plans to stick to that schedule by including Saturday sessions.

Gifford said the only session closed to the media will be Monday morning, when she begins questioning 50 prospective jurors out of a pool of 130. The prosecution and defense will each have 10 pre-emptive challenges that automatically dismiss a prospective juror. After that, each side has unlimited challenges for cause, but Gifford will rule on those. She said she expects jury selection to take two days.


Jay Delsing, who has cracked the top 100 money-winners only once and twice has had to return to the tour's qualifying school due to sub-standard performance, shot a 6-under-par 65 to take a two shot lead at 131 in the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Brad Fabel, John Huston and Billy Glasson shared second at 133. Mark Calcavecchia scored a hole-in-one in a round of 65 that left him three strokes back.

* American Jeff Maggert shot his second consecutive 69 to tie for the lead with three Australians after two rounds of the Vines Classic in Perth, Australia. British Open champion Ian-Baker Finch, who along with Brett Ogle shot the day's best rounds of 67, were tied with first-round co-leader Wayne Smith and Maggert at 138.


College football

Tyophi Clay, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was sentenced in Natchez, Miss., to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering Jackson State player Robert Turner Jr. on May 19, 1991. Turner was a 1990 first-team Division I-AA All-America selection by The Associated Press after intercepting nine passes and returning four for touchdowns, a NCAA record.

College basketball

Suspended Texas player Dexter Cambridge was voted back on the court by the NCAA subcommittee on eligibility appeals. But he must sit out two more games and repay $4,600 to a booster of his junior college. Cambridge, the team's leading scorer and rebounder in the four games that he has played this season, could return Feb. 1. The $4,600 must be repaid before Cambridge can play again, under the committee's ruling.

Figure skating

Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko, a husband-and-wife team now skating for the Commonwealth of Independent States, won the ice dancing competition at the European Figure Skating Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. Maia Usova and Aleksandr Zhulin, and Oksana Gritschuk and Evgeni Platov placed second and third, respectively, to give former Soviet skaters a clean sweep of the medals.

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