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Clements Has Record 65, Lead

February 10, 1996|From Staff and Wire Reports

Lennie Clements, who has not won in more than 15 seasons on the PGA Tour, shot a seven-under-par 65 on Torrey Pines' North Course on Friday at La Jolla and took the lead of the Buick Invitational with a tournament-record two-round total of 129, 15 under par.

Clements had a two-stroke lead over John Wilson, who shot a 66 for a two-day total of 131. Tied at 133 were Fred Couples, Duffy Waldorf, Kirk Triplett and Tom Lehman. Couples matched Clements for the best round by shooting a 65 on the longer South Course.


Australian Bruce Crampton shot a six-under-par 66 to tie Jim Dent for the lead after one round of the Greater Naples IntelliNet Challenge senior tournament in Florida.

Pro Football

Ted Marchibroda, who took the Indianapolis Colts within one play of the Super Bowl, said Friday he will not return next season.

Bill Tobin, the team's director of football operations, said two days ago that Marchibroda had rejected a one-year, $600,000 contract extension, which was then withdrawn. The pair met briefly Friday, and Marchibroda, who sought a two-year deal, said he was told "they were going to go in a different direction."

The Dallas Cowboys released cornerback Clayton Holmes and center Derek Kennard. . . . The Minnesota Vikings released guard Chris Hinton, linebacker Broderick Thomas and safety Charles Mincy. . . . Buffalo Bill defensive end Bruce Smith underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee but is expected to recover before training camp.

Track and Field

Canada's Donovan Bailey set a world record in the 50-meter dash and Gwen Torrence set an American record in the women's 50 at the Reno Air Games.

Bailey's time of 5.56 seconds broke a mark of 5.61 set by Manfred Kokot of East Germany in 1973 and matched by James Sanford of the United States in 1981. Torrence ran 6.07, breaking Gail Devers' 6.10 set three years ago. Devers dropped out of the Reno meet at the last moment.


Del Ennis, a Whiz Kid on the Philadelphia Phillies' 1950 National League champions and a two-time all-star, has died at 70 from complications from diabetes. Only Mike Schmidt (548) hit more home runs than Ennis (259) for the Phillies.

The Dodgers signed left-handed reliever John Cummings to a one-year contract worth $170,000 if he makes the major league team and signed reliever Antonio Osuna to a one-year deal. . . . Left-hander Mark Holzemer agreed to a contract with the Angels.

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