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MORNING BRIEFING

These Workers Would Punch Out the Clock

September 25, 1993|MAL FLORENCE

Promoter Don King has suggested that boxing adopt an overtime period from one to three rounds in case a bout is even on the scorecards after the scheduled distance is completed.

A flaw in this plan is that fighters would want overtime pay, maybe double time.

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Trivia time: Who was USC's first consensus football All-American?

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Hey, look at me: Brad Daluiso of the New York Jets is gaining a reputation for his booming kickoffs, many of which carry far beyond the end zone.

"I'm not out there for a long time, so I enjoy being noticed," said Daluiso, a former UCLA kicker.

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Long and short of it: Shawn Bradley, the Philadelphia 76ers' 7-foot-6 center, will be married Sunday to 5-foot-3 Annette Evertson.

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Beyond help: From David Letterman: "Former soccer star Pele reveals in an interview in Brazilian Playboy that he has the powers to heal people. Geez, maybe he can do something about the Mets."

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Life begins at 40? Troy Aikman told Playboy he fears getting old and that it runs in the Dallas quarterback's family.

"I remember when my father turned 40. He wouldn't open his gifts for two weeks," Aikman said.

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Disabling injury: Henry Aaron on why he doesn't think any of today's players has a chance to break his record of 755 home runs: "Hey, if they have a hangnail, they sit out."

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Outcast: Carol James, wife of former University of Washington football coach Don James, who has become a radio show host: "Now that Don is a member of the media, I sometimes refuse to talk with him."

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Grandville? Atlanta Falcon Coach Jerry Glanville has said that he doesn't worry about job security. Perhaps he should.

The Falcons have hired nine coaches in 27 years and fired four of them in midseason.

Those coaches were forgotten so quickly that the 1993 media guide doesn't even spell their names correctly, referring to Leeman Bennett as Dennett or Sennett and Jim Hanifan as Hanitan.

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Job skill: Organizers of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway are trying out candidates to light the torch that will be carried through the country before the Games in February.

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A key qualification: the ability to make fire by rubbing two sticks together to carry out a Stone Age theme.

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But you can dance to it: Phil Jackman of the Baltimore Sun on ESPN's new MTV-like format, which will begin Oct. 1: "As for the 'Jock & Roll' section, box scores set to hip music at 3 o'clock in the morning, is there really a market there?"

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Trivia answer: Quarterback Mort Kaer in 1926.

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Quotebook: Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz on his current team: "There isn't anything wrong with winning ugly. As a matter of fact, there isn't anything wrong with being ugly, as long as you're successful."

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