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MORNING BRIEFING

Leaving Course, That Would Be a True Crime

November 21, 1994|MAL FLORENCE

The highest priority for golfers is to finish a round--even at gunpoint.

Two men playing at Lee Park Golf Course near Petersburg, Va., were held up on the 13th hole and the gunmen escaped with $107 in cash, according to Golf Digest magazine.

The players continued their round, only stopping to inform a worker at the 15th green that a robbery had occurred.

Obviously, a minor inconvenience.

Trivia time: What is the largest crowd to see a football game at the Coliseum?

No pushover: Oregon will be a prohibitive underdog when it plays Penn State in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.

However, in the Ducks' last appearance in the Rose Bowl in 1958, they came close to upsetting Ohio State as a three-touchdown underdog before losing, 10-7.

Wrong cross: Boxing trainer Lou Duva, in predicting George Foreman would lose to Michael Moorer: "It'll either be stopped by the ref or the Red Cross."

Sorry, Lou. It was a right cross.

Dunk punk: According to SportsLetter of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, Tennessee freshman Alicio Dunk competes in the right sport--basketball.

However, Dunk is at a disadvantage in dunking. He stands an even six feet.

Damp deal: Shawn Kemp of the Seattle SuperSonics, explaining how the team resolved his contract with a balloon payment reported to be between $15 million and $20 million at the end of his deal:

"We cleared the water under the table."

Come again?Gene Collier in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "No one can ever question the brass of (Arizona) Cardinals quarterback Steve Beuerlein, who in his United Way commercial, actually reads the line, 'As a star in the NFL . . .' in apparent reference to himself."

Figure this: Washington won one road game this season, and lost to USC, Oregon, Stanford and Washington State. The lone victory?

A 38-20 upset of Miami on Sept. 24 that ended the Hurricanes' 58-game home winning streak.

Trivia answer: The USC-Notre Dame game in 1947 drew a record crowd of 104,953.

Quotebook: Mike Tyson, who becomes eligible for release from prison in May, on the prospect of fighting Foreman for the heavyweight title: "I could get out on Tuesday and beat George on Wednesday."

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