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April 24, 1992

Kosiorek recognized as top short player

West Virginia point guard Rosemary Kosiorek (Mercy) won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award yesterday as the best female college basketball player under 5 feet 6. Kosiorek, 5-5, will be honored May 9 in Springfield, Mass.

* West Virginia men's basketball player Lawrence Pollard's condition was upgraded from guarded to serious at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Pollard and center Wilfred Kirkaldy, who is in serious condition, suffered multiple injuries Sunday night in an auto accident.

Swimming

Nora Grannell of Severna Park and St. Mary's set a national YMCA record in the 100-yard backstroke at the YMCA Short Course National Championships on Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Grannell, 16, covered the distance in 56.41 seconds, breaking the record of 56.76 set by Tanya Philbeck of Spartanburg, S.C., in 1988.

Bowling

Don Genalo moved atop the leader board after the fourth round of the PBA Tour's Firestone Tournament of Champions in Fairlawn, Ohio, with 7,411 pins over 32 games, a 226 average. Danny Wiseman of Dundalk is sixth, at 7,252.

* Cheryl Daniels won the LPBT Central Florida Classic in Winter Park, Fla., beating leading qualifier Leanne Barrette, 209-187, in the final match.

Colleges

The NCAA has appointed a 15-member task force to study gender-equity issues. The committee is a response to an NCAA gender-equity survey that found women's intercollegiate athletics far behind men's in participation, scholarships, recruiting money and travel money.

Olympics

United Now Indian Olympic Nation, or UNION, plans to ask the International Olympic Committee to recognize American Indians in the United States and Canada as a separate nation to compete in the 1996 Games.

Cycling

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond is among 28 Americans in a field of 105 cyclists named for the Tour Du Pont, a 1,000-mile race that begins May 7 in Wilmington, Del.

* Luis Alberto Herrera of Colombia won the Tour of Aragon in Zaragoza, Spain, with a six-day time of 24 hours, 20 minutes, 27 seconds.

Billiards

Champion players Ewa Mataya and Mike Siegel will hold an exhibition at Crofton Billiards, 2110 Priest Bridge Drive, tomorrow at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (410) 721-4040.

College baseball

Derek Hacopian went 3-for-5, including his second grand slam, to lead Maryland (20-21-1) to a 14-3 victory against Liberty (18-20-1) in College Park.

College football

Clemson's night home game Sept. 12 against Florida State will be its first since 1956. The game will be televised by ESPN. Each Atlantic Coast Conference school is obligated to play a home game at night each season if one of the networks asks, under the terms of a league agreement set in 1991. Previously, Clemson had turned down network requests to play night

games.

Soccer

FIFA, soccer's governing body, wants to ban back passes to the hands of the goalkeeper in a bid to make the game less defensive. The recommendation will be made to the international board May 30 in Wales.

Boxing

American Orlando Canizales (31-1-1) successfully defended the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title for the ninth consecutive time with a unanimous 12-round decision over Colombian Francisco Alvarez (30-6) in Paris.

* Heavyweight Tommy Morrison (31-1) got his 27th career knockout by stopping Kimmuel Odum (13-8-1) at 1:50 of the third round in Ledyard, Conn.

Tennis

Sixteenth seed Aaron Krickstein sent top seed Boris Becker out of the Monte Carlo (Monaco) Open with a 6-1, 6-4 third-round rout on the red clay.

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