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Cycling

July 20, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Overall leader Miguel Indurain maintained his lead as the Tour de France entered the Alps.

Frenchman Richard Virenque finished the stage 35 seconds ahead of Indurain but still trails the Spanish rider by 7 minutes 21 seconds. Roberto Conti of Italy won the 144-mile stage.

College Basketball

One UC Irvine basketball recruit was critically injured and another suffered minor injuries when their rented convertible flipped near campus early Tuesday.

The driver, Tchaka Shipp, 20, was reported in critical condition with head injuries after undergoing surgery at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. Kevin Simmons, 19, who managed to crawl out from under the car, suffered bruises and was released from the hospital.

Irvine police said the two New York City residents were going east on Campus Drive shortly after 2 a.m. when their car went over the median, slammed into a tree and flipped onto its roof.

Pro Football

Joe Jacoby, a member of the Washington Redskins' notorious Hogs, announced his retirement, signaling the end of another legacy of Joe Gibbs-coached teams. Jacoby anchored an offensive front that for 13 years dominated the scrimmage line, opening big holes for runners such as John Riggins and Earnest Byner.

Joey Browner, a six-time Pro Bowl safety in nine seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, signed with the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Riders.

Former Raider and USC quarterback Todd Marinovich underwent surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center to repair the left knee that was injured in a drill with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Tennis

Tracy Austin, saying she "stopped feeling that spark on the court," said she is quitting tennis for good, ending a comeback bid that began 1 1/2 years ago. Austin, 31, made the announcement after retiring from her opening match at the Pathmark Classic against Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere in Mahwah, N.J., because of a groin injury.

Spain and the United States, the two top-seeded teams, and No. 13 Canada swept their first-round Federation Cup tennis matches at Frankfurt, Germany.

Defending champion Spain, led by Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, beat Chile, 3-0, while Mary Joe Fernandez and Lindsay Davenport led the United States to a 3-0 victory over the Czech Repubic.

Miscellany

Wisconsin basketball coach Stu Jackson has been in contact with the expansion NBA team in Vancouver about a possible administrative post, athletic director Pat Richter said. . . . The University of Washington will not appeal penalties imposed against its football program by the NCAA. . . . USC will hold the second annual Janet Evans Invitational Swim meet Thursday through Sunday.

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