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Islanders Acquire Hextall from Nordiques

June 21, 1993|From Staff and Wire Reports

The Quebec Nordiques and New York Islanders exchanged goaltenders and first-round draft picks Sunday.

The Nordiques, making their third trade of the day, sent Ron Hextall to the Islanders for Mark Fitzpatrick and they will now choose 14th in Saturday's amateur draft, nine spots higher than New York.

The Nordiques also sent left wing Mike Hough to the Washington Capitals for center Reginald Savage and forward Paul McDermid; and left wing Scott Pearson was sent to Edmonton for left wing Martin Gelinas.

Hextall, a seven-year veteran, was acquired by Quebec last season in the trade with Philadelphia for the rights to Eric Lindros.

In other NHL trades:

--The New York Rangers sent goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck to the Vancouver Canucks for future considerations.

Vanbiesbrouck, 29, played in 48 games last season, with a 20-18-7 record and a 3.31 goals against average.

--The San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Jeff Norton from the New York Islanders and traded a sixth-round pick in the upcoming NHL entry draft for left wing Gaetan Duchesne of the Dallas Stars.

--The Philadelphia Flyers traded the rights to center Greg Johnson and future considerations to the Detroit Red Wings for right wing Jim Cummins and a fourth-round draft pick.


International Olympic Committee officials meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, reacted angrily to a U.S. House subcommittee resolution urging rejection of Beijing's bid to play host to the 2000 Summer Games because of China's human rights record.

"This is interference," said IOC Vice President Kevan Gosper. "It takes us back 13 years to the (Jimmy) Carter boycott when the movement was almost brought down."

Carter ordered the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Games to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Four years later, the Soviets retaliated by leading a boycott of the Los Angeles Games.

IOC and international federation officials agreed on common solutions to two of sport's most vexing issues--doping and court cases.

A Supreme Court of Arbitration will be set up to resolve athletes' grievances and avoid costly litigation, while doping procedures and sanctions will be harmonized among different sports. The IOC executive board gave provisional recognition to the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.


Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland ran the fastest 3,000 meters of the year, 8 minutes, 33.39 seconds, at the Adriaan Paulen Memorial Invitational at Hengelo, Netherlands.

In the women's 10,000, Germany's Uta Pippig won in 31:29.70, the second-fastest time in the world this year.

In the men's 10,000, Antonio Serrano of Spain broke away from Antonio Silbio of Argentina at the bell for the second-fastest time in the world this year, 28.26.85.

Said Aouita of Morocco won the men's 1,500 in 3.37.60.

Mexico dominated defending champion Argentina but managed only a 1-1 tie in a Group C America Soccer Cup game at Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Rebecca Twigg became the only double winner in the national cycling championships at Dublin, Ohio, by winning the women's 40-kilometer time trial in 52:40.49. Twigg also won Saturday's women's criterium.

Scott Mercer won the men's time trial in 48:49.79.

Pro Volleyball

Second-seeded Randy Stoklos and Brian Lewis beat No. 5 Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh, 15-2, to win the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals men's event at Chicago. In women's competition, No. 2 Linda Carrillo and Holy McPeak defeated No. 1 Nancy Reno and Angela Rock, 15-13.

Top-seeded Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan beat second-seeded Barbra Fontana and Lori Kotas, 15-12, to win the Coors Light Santa Cruz Open beach volleyball tournament.

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