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March 08, 1995|From Associated Press

All-pro defensive end Charles Haley, who said after the Dallas Cowboys' loss in the NFC championship game that he was retiring, will play another season. Haley, 31, will earn $1.95 million this season.

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Boxing

Gerald McClellan was taken off a life support machine in a London hospital as he began to regain consciousness, 11 days after suffering brain injuries in a world title fight.

The 27-year-old McClellan had a massive blood clot removed from his brain after collapsing at the end of his 10th round knockout by Nigel Benn in a WBC super-middleweight title bout Feb. 25.

James "Buddy" McGirt lacked his potent left hook when he lost his welterweight title to Pernell Whitaker in 1993 because a doctor failed to properly diagnose and treat his left shoulder before the bout, the fighter claims in a lawsuit filed in Newark, N.J. He has won since the March 1993 loss.

Miscellany

Gil Coleman, the basketball coach at Central Washington for five years, died of complications of cancer. He was 38. . . . Jack Rohan, Columbia's basketball coach for 19 of the last 35 years, resigned after a season in which the Lions won four of 26 games.

Germany plans to become the first country to introduce an extensive program of random blood tests during training in a bid to catch athletes who cheat with performance-enhancing drugs, planning about 20,000 annual tests.

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash of Australia upset third-seeded Daniel Vacek of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), in the first round of the Copenhagen Open in Denmark.

Bill Lynch, quarterbacks coach at Indiana the past two years, was named head coach at Ball State.

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